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FA Cup: Everton beat Tottenham, qualify for quarterfinal in nine-goal thriller


Substitute Bernard fired Everton into the FA Cup quarter-finals with an extra-time goal to seal an astonishing 5-4 fifth-round victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s late header had levelled it up at 4-4 to send a see-saw tie into extra time at Goodison Park and it was Bernard who settled it with a superb finish.

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Everton had fallen behind in the third minute when Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez headed past Robin Olsen.

Tottenham controlled the opening half-hour but Everton struck three times in seven minutes to turn the tie on its head.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin had already been denied by the woodwork but he blasted the equaliser in the 36th minute before setting up Richarlison two minutes later to put Everton ahead.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty appeared to be a hammer blow to his old club but Erik Lamela’s close-range finish threw Jose Mourinho’s team a lifeline in first-half stoppage time.

Defender Sanchez poked home Tottenham’s equaliser in the 57th minute but Richarlison’s superb finish restored Everton’s lead 10 minutes later.

Kane, on as a 53rd-minute substitute, had been relatively quiet for Tottenham but headed his side’s second equaliser of the night from Son Heung-min’s superb cross.

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The frenetic pace dropped a little in extra time but Bernard was played in by Sigurdsson’s superb chip and he thumped his shot past Hugo Lloris to keep alive Everton’s bid for a first FA Cup triumph since 1995.