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Glanford Park (ATT 7,028) 8th January 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Friend

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Everton Everton

Scunthorpe 1

M Collins (46)


Everton 5

L Saha (4)
J Beckford (33)
S Coleman (58)
M Fellaini (73)
L Baines (83)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 4:59 pm, January 8th 2011

  1. 90+3

    The referee has blown the final whistle. Everton thoroughly deserve their victory as they dominated the majority of the match. The home side came back into the match early on in the second half, but they never really threatened again. Thank you for joining us. Have a safe weekend. Adios...

  2. 90

    There will be three minutes of added time...

  3. 89

    Beckford does well to work his way into a shooting opportunity but his curling effort sails just wide.

  4. 88

    Scunthorpe press forward but the Toffees are well equipped to stop their attacks.

  5. 87

    Anichebe fires wide after a great run down the right flank - which included beating three players.

  6. 86

    Mirfin shoots after picking up a ball from Woolford and the defender forces Howard into a great save.

  7. Gueye pulls the ball back for Baines from the byline. The defender looks up and picks his spot before dinking the ball home. Great finish from the England man.

  8. 83


  9. 82

    Gueye takes the corner but it comes to nothing as the home defence clears.

  10. 81

    Gueye takes on the Scunthorpe defence before firing towards goal. However, Andrew Wright does well to block the ball out for a corner.

  11. 80

    The home side break and the ball falls to Forte. However, the forward is unable to get his shot on target as it flies just over the bar.

  12. 79

    Sam Togwell comes on in place of Josh Wright.

  13. 78

    Magaye Gueye gets a rare chance as he replaces Coleman.

  14. 77

    Forte and Osman tussle for the ball as it rolls back towards Howard and the Everton boys win the battle.

  15. 76

    Murphy looks for the head of Forte with a long ball but Distin is there to clear.

  16. 74

    The latest goalscorer, Fellaini, is replaced by Jack Rodwell.

  17. The Belgian works some space on the edge of the box before firing home with his left foot into the bottom corner. Neat finish and game over.

  18. 73


  19. 72

    Everton are back in control now. It is a pitty the home side couldn't build on their fantastic start to the second half.

  20. 71

    Woolford tries to trick his way past both Distin and Bilyaletdinov but he ends up with a red face as the ball rolls harmlessly out of play.

  21. 70

    Godden meets a Josh Wright cross with his head but the effort is poor and Howard is able to gather with ease.

  22. 69

    After a sunny start to the match, we are surrounded by darkness. Great atmosphere now under the lights.

  23. 68

    Anichebe shoots from distance but his effort is poor when there were better options available.

  24. 67

    Matt Godden arrives on the scene in place of Dagnall.

  25. 66

    Anichebe chases after a ball from Osman but Murphy does well to rush out and boot out of play.

  26. 65

    Bilyaletdinov jinks his way through the home defence before trying to feed Anichebe but Mirfin is there to intercept.

  27. 64

    Saha is taken off and Victor Anichebe is given a chance to impress.

  28. 63

    The ball falls to Coleman on the edge of the area but his looping effort misses the target.

  29. 62

    Hibbert plays a great one-two with Osman before crossing early. However, Raynes does well to stoop low and clear with his head.

  30. 61

    Baines bursts into the final third but his touch is poor allowing Andrew Wright to bang clear.

  31. 60

    Everton break through Saha. The forward plays the ball into the path of Osman who shoots from distance, but Mirfin does well to come out and block with his body.

  32. 59

    Coleman is booked for celebrating with the fans.

  33. Beckford does extremely well to beat Andrew Wright before crossing on to the head of Coleman, who makes no mistake as he beats Murphy with a well-placed header. Is that game over?

  34. 58


  35. 57

    Coleman tries to do too much as he runs down the right flank and he is outmuscled by Nolan for the ball.

  36. 56

    Nolan crosses into the box from deep but Distin does well to beat Dagnall to the ball with a firm header.

  37. 55

    Coleman works some space before crossing into the area but Raynes sticks out a leg and clears.

  38. 54

    The home side are all over Everton now. You can just sense something is going to happen very soon.

  39. 53

    We have a proper cup tie on our hands now, folks!

  40. 52

    O'Connor feeds Dagnall who shoots wide from distance.

  41. 51

    O'Connor beats two defenders before lifting his foot to pull the trigger. However, Hibbert makes an inch-perfect tackle and clears.

  42. 50

    Beckford picks up a loose ball and tries to play Bilyaletdinov through, but Mirfin does well to intercept.

  43. 49

    Hibbert picks out Fellaini who tees up Bilyaletdinov. However, the Russian can't keep his shot down.

  44. 48

    The home side press forward again but Distin is alive to the danger and clears.

  45. 46

    Jones has gone off and Michael Raynes is on in his place.

  46. Fifteen seconds into the half and Scunthorpe are back in it! A ball over the top by Josh Wright is collected by Collins who smashes the ball into the bottom corner from range. Wow!

  47. 46


  48. 46

    The second half has kicked off...

  49. The home side are now a massive 66/1 to win the match, while a draw is priced at 18/1.

  50. 45+1

    The referee blows the half-time whistle. Everton have been in full control and the home side will really need to up their game if they want to get back into this. See you in 15 minutes...

  51. 45

    There is going to be one minute of added time...

  52. 42

    I apologise as I missed Heitinga's earlier booking. Here is confirmation of it for his poor tackle on Dagnall.

  53. 41

    Jones goes long looking for the forwards but the Everton defence is having none of it as Johnny Heitinga heads clear.

  54. 40

    Beckford shows the first signs of his confidence being back as he shows off his skills to keep possession in midfield.

  55. 39

    The home side look dejected. They need the break to come soon as they need to regroup.

  56. 38

    Saha tries to chip the ball into the path of Beckford but Mirfin does well to head clear.

  57. 36

    The Toffees are keeping the ball in their own half with relative ease. The home side need to press them.

  58. 35

    Coleman has a chance to make it 3-0 but his effort flies wide of the target.

  59. Everton break through Osman. The midfielder crosses into the area and Beckford meets the ball with a header into the back of the net. Nice finish and cross.

  60. 33


  61. 32

    Forte tries to break into the area after receving a ball from Woolford but Hibbert does well to clear.

  62. 31

    A rare attack from Scunthorpe ends with Dagnall trying tricks and flicks on the sideline. It really hasn't been their day so far.

  63. 30

    Eddie Nolan saves the home side three times as he makes three consecutive tackles to deny Osman, Baines and Bilyaletdinov.

  64. 29

    Everton win a corner as Bilyaletdinov's cross is turned behind by Jones. However, the set piece comes to nothing.

  65. 28

    Woolford beats Hibbert before crossing in for Dagnall. However, the forward's scuffed shot is cleared with ease.

  66. 27

    The home side are slowing the play down, trying to keep possession in their own half. They really have been under pressure so this is a clever move.

  67. 26

    Osman fires just wide from a great ball into the area from Baines. This match really should be over by now.

  68. 25

    Leighton Baines sprints towards goal but his run is stopped short by a good challenge from Andrew Wright.

  69. 24

    Josh Wright crosses from deep looking for Jonathan Forte but the ball is too long and Hibbert is able to clear.

  70. 23

    Beckford runs on to another pass from Fellaini and is clean through on goal. However, the result is the same, only this time Murphy makes a good save to deny the forward. Beckford really is low on confidence.

  71. 22

    Seamus Coleman passes to Saha who lays the ball off for Osman. The midfielder shoots but David Mirfin sticks out a leg and blocks the effort.

  72. 21

    Fellaini bombs into the box before unleashing a rocket which flies very high and very wide of the target.

  73. 20

    Diniyar Bilyaletdinov combines with Beckford on the edge of the area but before the Russian can shoot he slips, allowing the home side to clear.

  74. 19

    Beckford again receives the ball inside the area but fails to get it out from under his feet and Jones clears.

  75. 18

    Josh Wright sends the corner in. The ball falls to Collins on the edge of the box who fires straight into the arms of Tim Howard.

  76. 17

    The home side finally push forward and win a corner thanks to Woolford.

  77. 16

    Scunthorpe are struggling to get into Everton's half as their passing is just not working for them.

  78. 15

    Fellaini first stops Michael O'Connor and then Woolford with two great tackles in midfield before passing back to his goalkeeper.

  79. 14

    The home fans have gone quiet. Shame as they were in full voice at kick off.

  80. 13

    The match has hit a bit of a lull, although Saha's hair is looking especially good today.

  81. 12

    Hibbert goes long for Beckford but the forward is flagged for offside.

  82. 11

    Everton are in full control in midfield. They are really showing their class in that area.

  83. 10

    Saha tries to break through two tackles but eventually loses the ball to Jones, who smashes the ball up field.

  84. 9

    Murphy goes long towards the Everton box but Sylvain Distin rises highest to clear the danger.

  85. 8

    Beckford goes clean through on goal but Rob Jones does exceptionally well to make up the ground and clear the danger with a hard challenge.

  86. 7

    Marouane Fellaini tries to send Jermaine Beckford through on goal but Josh Wright does well to intercept the pass.

  87. 6

    Andrew Wright sends a great ball into the area from deep which Chris Dagnall heads just wide of the target from a good position. Some will argue he should have scored there.

  88. Everton keep the ball well in midfield. The ball falls to Louis Saha who rifles home low from the edge of the box with his left foot - not unlike his strike in midweek against Spurs.

  89. 4


  90. 3

    Martyn Woolford gets the better of Tony Hibbert on the left flank and wins a throw - which comes to nothing.

  91. 2

    Everton win a corner early on after Joe Murphy was forced to punch a cross from Leon Osman behind. However, the corner comes to nothing.

  92. 1

    We have kicked off at Glanford Park, courtesy of Scunthorpe...

  93. Sky Bet have Jermaine Beckford as 4/1 to open the scoring against his former side. Interesting...

  94. Scunthorpe are priced at 11/2 to cause an upset, while Everton are 1/2 to do what everyone expects of them. The draw carries odds of 3/1 over at Sky Bet.

  95. Pre-match: Jermaine Beckford starts up front against his old club as Everton look to avoid an FA Cup shock at Scunthorpe this afternoon. Beckford, who helped the Iron to the League One title during a loan spell four years ago, partners Louis Saha for the third-round tie at Glanford Park. This is the same attack which featured in the memorable midweek win over Tottenham but there are three changes elsewhere as Tony Hibbert, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Leon Osman come in. Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta drop to the bench while Steven Pienaar does not make the squad. Championship strugglers Scunthorpe go into the game on the back of seven defeats in eight games and are without captain Cliff Byrne due to a back injury. Rob Jones takes his place.

  96. The teams are in:

  97. Scunthorpe: Joe Murphy, Andrew Wright, David Mirfin, Rob Jones, Eddie Nolan, Michael Collins, Michael O'Connor, Martyn Woolford, Josh Wright, Chris Dagnall, Jonathan Forte. Subs: Sam Slocombe, Sam Togwell, Michael Raynes, Bobby Grant, Matt Godden, Trent McClenahan, Paris Cowan Hall.

  98. Everton: Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Sylvain Distin, John Heitinga, Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman, Marouane Fellaini, Leon Osman, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Louis Saha, Jermaine Beckford. Subs: Ján Mucha, Phil Neville, Mikel Arteta, Magaye Gueye, Victor Anichebe, Yakubu, Jack Rodwell.


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