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Record breaking Everton keeper looking forward to FA Cup final

Tim Howard wrote himself into Everton's record books when he achieved his 16th league clean sheet of the campaign in the 0-0 home draw with Tottenham on Saturday. And the USA international is confidently looking forward to the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on May 30.

And Howard said: "Now I aim to keep another clean sheet at Wembley. The one shut-out I really want is at Wembley in the cup final. I would give up all the rest just for that.

"We have a couple of league games left and we are still aiming for fifth place. But the thought of Wembley is really motivating us.

"We are training hard, everything is very exciting. We aim to end our league programme in style and then really turn it on at Wembley."

On his personal achievement, Howard, 30, said: "I am obviously very pleased with the record for clean sheets, and in some ways this game was a nice way to do it because I barely had anything to do.

"The rapport between myself and the back four has been really good. Anyone can keep a clean sheet when your defence keeps getting the ball away in front of you, it is not just me.

"Collectively we have been putting in really good performances. At the beginning of the season we were awful and just couldn't keep a clean sheet, but that was hardly surprising because our performances were not good enough.

"But we have got things together, the lads in front of me know what they are doing and the results have improved."

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