Cheltenham Town 1 Everton 5 – Ruthless Toffees reach FA Cup fourth round
The scoreline suggested it was men against boys at Whaddon Road on Monday night, although Cheltenham produced a spirited display against Premier League opponents and weren’t four goals worse than the Toffees.
January 7th, 2013
Town were dealt an early setback when Nikica Jelavic slotted home in the 13th minute and a contentious penalty award saw Leighton Baines double Everton’s lead, with Cheltenham enjoying plenty of possession but failing to create many opportunities.
The Merseyside team were typically clinical after the break, with Leon Osman making it 3-0 although Cheltenham produced an immediate response thanks to a smart finish from Penn, which temporarily gave the home supporters hope of a comeback.
However, the impressive Seamus Coleman scored in the 58th minute to put the game out of reach and Marouane Fellaini continued his impressive scoring campaign by adding some gloss to the scoreline in the 89th minute.
Everton will now travel to either Sunderland or Bolton for the fourth round of the competition and it is clear this is a competition that David Moyes badly wants to win, having guided the Toffees to the final and semi-final in recent seasons.