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Goodison Park | 26th February 2013 19:45

Everton v Oldham Athletic


Team News (new)

Everton
It remains to be seen whether Victor Anichebe will be fit enough to participate after missing the trip to Carrow Road at the weekend. Seamus Coleman could be set for his second start in succession after returning from a thigh problem against Norwich. Fellow right-back Tony Hibbert will again miss out as he continues to recover from a long-term calf injury.

Oldham
Stand-in boss Tony Philliskirk could throw Matt Smith in from the start on Wednesday evening after the big striker was again deployed from the bench against Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon. Lee Barnard and Chris Iwelumo are other options in attack for the League One outfit. Jose Baxter is set to make his first return to Goodison Park since leaving the Club in summer of last year.

Form (new)

Everton
Last outing: Norwich City 2-1 Everton, Saturday 23 February 2013
Last six: WWDLDL

Everton have succumbed to last-gasp goals in their previous two matches, conceding a stoppage time equaliser against Oldham in the first meeting at Boundary Park and most recently at Carrow Road where Grant Holt’s close-range finish earned Norwich a 2-1 win. As a result, the Blues will be looking for their first win in four games in Tuesday evening’s replay.

Oldham Athletic
Last outing: Oldham 1-0 Portsmouth, Saturday 23 February 2013
Last six: WLWDWW

Since the original fifth round tie, Oldham have won both of their League One matches to climb out of the relegation zone. The Latics were 2-1 winners at Stevenage Borough last Wednesday evening before scraping a 1-0 victory over Portsmouth at the weekend. Consequently, Philliskirk’s side are now unbeaten in their last four matches.

Last Meeting (new)

Oldham 2-2 Everton, Sunday 17 February 2013
Everton conceded a last second goal to draw 2-2 with Oldham at Boundary Park 10 days ago. After the Latics had taken a 13th minute lead through Jordan Obita, goals from Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka looked to have moved the Blues 90 minutes away from a Wembley semi-final. But, after a late onslaught, home substitute Matt Smith bundled in a corner with the last touch of the game to force a replay at Goodison Park.

Flashback

Recent history suggests that Everton have a strong chance of progressing on Tuesday night as they have won their last four matches played on 26 February. Their most recent game on this date was a Premier League encounter against Sunderland two years ago, where a brace from Jermaine Beckford secured a 2-0 victory. Other notable results on this day include a 3-1 win over Aston Villa in 2005 and 2-1 victory over Crewe Alexandra in 2002 which again was a FA Cup fifth round replay.

Classic Match (new)

Oldham 0-1 Everton, Saturday 11 September 1993
Everton’s first-ever Premier League victory over Oldham Athletic came courtesy of a Tony Cottee goal at Boundary Park in September 2003, with the Blues also winning the return game at Goodison Park 2-1 later that term. Everton preserved their Premier League status in 1993/94 with a dramatic last day win over Wimbledon, but the same could not be said of Oldham, who were relegated and have not been seen in the top flight since.

Club Connections

It’s hard to look much further than Joe Royle and Graeme Sharp when it comes to legends of both Everton and Oldham Athletic. Both enjoyed fabulous playing careers at Goodison Park before trying their hand at management with the Latics. Others who have links to the two clubs include Johnny Morrissey, Neil Pointon, Paul Gerrard, Ian Snodin, Ian Marshall and Jose Baxter.

Match Stats (new)


- After notching against Norwich on Saturday afternoon, Leon Osman now needs just one more goal to reach his half-century in Everton colours. The midfielder is now in joint 46th place on the Club’s all-time goalscoring charts.

- Goals can more or less be expected on Tuesday evening as it has been 19 meetings since the last 0-0 draw between the clubs. This occurred 90 years ago in March 1923.

- All nine of Everton’s goalscorers in this season’s FA Cup have been by different goalscorers. Nikica Jelavic, Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman, Leon Osman and Marouane Fellaini netted against Cheltenham Town, Steven Pienaar and John Heitinga were on target against Bolton, while Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka hit the back of the net at Boundary Park.

Match Officials

Referee: M Oliver
Assistant Referee: P Kirkup
Assistant Referee: L Betts
Fourth Official: M Jones

Ticket Info (new)

There has been a fantastic uptake on tickets and a sizeable crowd is expected at Goodison on Tuesday evening, with Oldham so far selling 3,600 of their allocation. Evertonians are reminded that there is still time to book their seat at the game - tickets are on general sale now and are priced at £25 for adults, £15 for over 65s and 16-21s and at just £5 for kids. Click here to purchase online, call 0871 663 1878 or visit the Park End Box Office, Everton Two in Liverpool One or the TicketQuarter in Queen Square.

Fans are urged to get to Goodison Park early on Tuesday evening to minimise potential queueing time.

Betting (new)

Our official online betting partner Paddy Power are offering a range of odds on Tuesday’s game. Here's a selection of the best:

Everton to win: 1/7
Everton to win 3-1: 9/1
Darron Gibson to score first: 8/1
Leighton Baines to score two or more goals: 20/1
Marouane Fellaini to score first and Everton win 4-0: 22/1

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