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Cheltenham 1 Everton 5: Match report

Cheltenham 1 Everton 5: Blues cruise into fourth round with comfortable win at Abbey Business Stadium

PUBLISHED:

21:36 GMT, 7 January 2013

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UPDATED:

21:40 GMT, 7 January 2013

Everton avoided an FA Cup third round upset in Gloucestershire as they eased past League Two high-flyers Cheltenham on Monday.

Nikica Jelavic opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he pounced on Marouane Fellaini's rebounded effort and Leighton Baines converted a penalty shortly after as the Premier League side led 2-0 at half-time.

Leon Osman made it 3-0 within minutes of the restart before Russell Penn pulled one back for Cheltenham.

But Seamus Coleman restored the three-goal cushion moments later and Fellaini rounded off the scoring just before the end as Victor Anichebe provided assists for both goals.

Everton will travel to either Bolton or Sunderland in the fourth round at the end of January.

More to follow

Opener: Jelavic scored Everton's first goal in the 12th minute

Opener: Jelavic scored Everton's first goal in the 12th minute

Composed: Baines scored a penalty to double Everton's lead

Composed: Baines scored a penalty to double Everton's lead

Easy: Osman added a third for the Premier League side just after half-time

Easy: Osman added a third for the Premier League side just after half-time

Osman scored the third goal

Hope: Penn pulled a goal back for Cheltenham to reduce their arrears to 3-1

Hope: Penn pulled a goal back for Cheltenham to reduce their arrears to 3-1

Rout: Coleman scored Everton's fourth goal to restore their three-goal cushion

Rout: Coleman scored Everton's fourth goal to restore their three-goal cushion

MATCH FACTS:

Cheltenham: Brown, Jombati, Bennett, Elliott, Jones, McGlashan (Deering 80), Pack, Carter (Taylor 66), Mohamed, Penn, Goulding (Duffy 66).

Subs not used: Roberts, Lowe, Hooman, Harrad.

Goal: Penn 51.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines (Gueye 63), Neville, Osman (Naismith 68), Anichebe, Fellaini, Oviedo, Jelavic (Hitzlsperger 80).

Subs not used: Mucha, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy.

Goals: Jelavic 12, Baines (pen) 21, Osman 49, Coleman 58, Fellaini 89.

Att: 6,891

Referee: Kevin Friend

Cheltenham v Everton live FA Cup

FA CUP LIVE: Cheltenham v Everton – as it happens from the Abbey Business Stadium

By
Alex Horlock

PUBLISHED:

04:00 GMT, 7 January 2013

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UPDATED:

19:30 GMT, 7 January 2013

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the FA Cup as Cheltenham host Everton at the Abbey Business Stadium in the final third round tie to be played from the weekend. The League Two side are huge underdogs going into their clash with the Premier League giants who have lost just once on their travels since September.

MATCH FACTS

Cheltenham Town: Brown, Jones, Elliott, Bennett, Jombati, Carter, Pack, McGlashan, Penn, Goulding, Mohamed

Subs not used: Roberts, Lowe, Hooman, Deering, Taylor, Duffy, Harrad,

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Coleman, Oviedo, Osman, Fellaini, Jelavic, Anichebe

Subs not used: Mucha, Duffy, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Naismith, Gueye, Vellios

Referee: Kevin Friend

19.28: Darron Gibson is out with a thigh strain for Everton as Moyes seeks to avoid what would surely be the shock of the tournament so far.

The Toffees have been in tremendous form so far this season, and are on course for a top four finish in the Premier League.

19.25: Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has called upon Darren Carter, who shook off a knock to be fit for the tie. We're around 20 minutes from KO, folks.

19.22: If you take a glance at the little green box to the left, you'll see that the teams are in.

David Moyes isn't taking the trip to Cheltenham as a given, and has opted for a full-strength line-up, including star performers this season Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

19.15: Welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of the final third round FA Cup tie of the weekend. A few of the teams have already slipped on a banana skin, and Cheltenham will be hoping Everton's Premier League stars will be the next to bow out.

The Toffees' cross-city rivals Liverpool held on yesterday to beat Non-League Mansfield – only after a suspect Luis Suarez goal as Luton Town rolled Wolves over to set up a tie with Norwich in the next round.

Toffees to come unstuck Everton travel to League Two side Cheltenham for their FA Cup clash

Toffees to come unstuck Everton travel to League Two side Cheltenham for their FA Cup clash