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Neville: Cup Dream Stlll Alive

Skipper shrugs of replay setback and focusses on cup success.

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Phil Neville insists Everton's FA Cup dream lives on despite the last gasp draw with Oldham.

The League One Latics scored an equaliser with the last act of Saturday's game but Neville knows that journeys to the latter stages of this competition rarely run smoothly.

Everton now have to beat Oldham at home on February 27 to book a quarter final place.

Neville told evertontv: "It is always tough to take when you concede a goal that late. But we are still in the hat for the next round and we have got Oldham to come to Goodison.

"Always during a cup run you get a game that goes to a replay after it's been harder than you think; last year we had to go to Sunderland after drawing at home."

Everton of course triumphed in the north east to book a Wembley date and Neville wants to see a similar outcome when the Cup resumes later this month.

Despite his confidence ahead of the replay, the skipper couldn't help but pick over what could have been improved on Saturday night.

He added: "Oldham played really well, they gave as good as they got. Maybe we should have had it wrapped up a little bit sooner.

"We have an experienced side that should be able to handle their late pressure. The disappointment is that we didn't give the massive support we had the victory they wanted.

"But this is what the FA Cup does - Arsenal lost at home to Blackburn - and we are still in the hat."

Miles Greerthe blues need to shape up fast i thought when jags scored the second goal everton were sitting back a bit.They need to stay tight at the back there has been some silly goals conceded this season.Coyb

Monday 18th February 18:52 Report Comment

JONATHAN WILLIAMSRunning out of ideas now, Big players like Felliani and jelavic are not firing at the moment. Things need to change quick if were even to finish 5th

Monday 18th February 09:30 Report Comment

Paul SomervilleGood football just after the break which pinned them back but too much long ball otherwise. We are better than that!

Sunday 17th February 21:52 Report Comment

andrew cutlerwe are not soring enough goals...that's it in a nutshell

Sunday 17th February 20:50 Report Comment

patrick liddaneGreat Everton support yesterday as always. Greatest and loyal fans. Money is tight but our Everton support is magnificent.

Sunday 17th February 15:06 Report Comment

patrick liddaneWell said Phil, we will beat them at Goodison. This Everton team, manager will go on and lift the Fa cup.

Sunday 17th February 15:04 Report Comment

David Youngwhy did play the long ball all the match? our best diplays are when we pass the ball ery strange

Sunday 17th February 15:03 Report Comment

Alec WalkerI felt that we were mugged,we panicked.

Sunday 17th February 11:32 Report Comment
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