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Cup Final Stats Bonanza

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Cup Final Stats Bonanza
Stories of the Era

A total of 20 players have been sent off in this fixture, eight from Everton with 12 from Chelsea - the most any side has had against the Toffees.

The most recent dismissals for both sides have been Lee Carsley for the Toffees in April 2006 and John Terry at Goodison last December.

No player has been red carded in FA Cup matches between the sides but four players - Kevin Sheedy of Everton (1985) and Darren Wood (1985), Gareth Hall (1992) and Jon Obi Mikel (2008) - have been sent off in League Cup matches between the teams.

The last Everton player sent-off in the FA Cup was Joe-Max Moore at Watford in 2001 with the latest player dismissed against the Toffees being Lucas Leiva of Liverpool in this season's fourth round replay at Goodison.

Phil Neville appeared in Manchester United's FA Cup final winning sides of 1996 and 1999, as well as being an unused substitute in 2004 when the England international picked up a third winners' medal.  Saturday will be his 23rd appearance at Wembley for club and country, included in that tally is the 1997 Community Shield match against Chelsea.

If Everton win then the club captain will have picked up winners' medals over a span of 13 years, second only to David O'Leary (1979-1993) in the modern era. However a gap of 13 years between first victories in the final with different clubs would be an FA Cup record, with Pat Jennings and Mark Hughes having 12 years between their first victories with different sides.

If Everton win then the Everton skipper will become the first player to pick up winners' medals at the old and new Wembley.

Tim Howard played for United in their 2004 final win over Millwall when Tim Cahill was on the opposing side. The Everton keeper appeared for the USA against England at the new Wembley Stadium in May 2008.

If Everton win then Howard will become only the third keeper - after Ray Clemence and Pat Jennings - to appear for two different FA Cup final winning teams.

Tim Cahill has made two previous appearances at Wembley; the first was in Millwall's defeat by Wigan in the Auto Windscreens Shield final in April 1999 with the next being the semi final against Manchester United on the corresponding weekend 10 years later.   This is the Australian's second FA Cup final after 2004.

In 2006 Cahill scored Australia's first ever World Cup finals' goal when Guus Hiddink was the manager.

Leighton Baines will be appearing in his second domestic final, having been in the Wigan side beaten by Manchester United in the 2006 League Cup final.

Joleon Lescott has made three appearances at Wembley - two for England and one for Everton.

Jack Rodwell at 18 years 39 days became the youngest Everton player to appear at Wembley in the semi final and should the England Under-21 international play on Saturday he will be the sixth youngest to appear at Wembley in the cup final at 18 years 80 days.  The youngster was the first Englishman to score a winner at the new stadium, for England Under-16s against their Spanish counterparts in 2007.

Youngest Wembley FA Cup finalists:

Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff, 2008)            17 years 143 days
Paul Allen (West Ham, 1980)             17 years 256 days
Howard Kendall (Preston, 1964)        17 years 345 days
Norman Whiteside (Man U, 1983)      18 years 14 days
Cliff Bastin (Arsenal, 1930)                 18 years 43 days

Everton's youngest FA Cup finalist is Albert Geldard, who was 19 years 18 days against Manchester City in 1933.

Marouane Fellaini will be the second Belgian-born player to appear for Everton in the FA Cup final - the first being Pat van den Hauwe, although the latter played internationally for Wales. 

Joseph Yobo will be the second Nigerian, after Daniel Amokachi in 1995, to appear for Everton in the FA Cup final.

If Leon Osman and/or Tony Hibbert appear in the final they will join John Hurst and Jimmy Husband - winners against Arsenal in 1965 and losers to West Brom in 1968 - as the only players to feature for the club in both an FA Youth and FA Cup final. If Everton win then they will be the first to win both FA competitions with the Toffees. 

If Ashley Cole plays and Everton win, the England international will be the first player to taste defeat against both Merseyside clubs in FA Cup finals.

david bretlandwe all love the history off are club but this bit off history is your to change in davey and his players we trust good luck as if you need it

Thursday 28th May 19:53 Report Comment

alan bucklewe had not won for 43 years but we beat fulham so we can beat chelsea ,that year we won the f a cup so we will win.

Thursday 28th May 08:34 Report Comment
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