Last Updated: 17/03/12 2:38pm
Turner and Stracqualursi challenge for the ball and the Everton man goes down. Referee not interested
Sunderland with everyone behind the ball. Sitting very deep. Bendtner on the edge of the box. Eveerton cross whipped in. Jelavic furious corner i't given he feels it came off McClean's toe
Baines whips it in. Mignolet and full stretch to saev from Heitinga, theng ets up to blocke the rebound from Jelavic. Another corner which this time Sunderland scramble clear
Gueye hits a cross from the left but it is over hit and goes all the way for a throw on the far side.
Distin breaks forward, but gets tackled. Everton were one short at the back there but Sunderland couldn't make the most of it
Not as many off the ball runs anymore. Fewer options for the Everton players. And even fewer for the Sunderland players
But Drenthe goes down doe't get a free-kick and allows McClean to come forwards. Drenthe didn't track back and stayed to complain to the linesman, which allowed Bridge to get forward and leave Neville outnumbered. And the Everton skipper is letting him know that
Everton though get another chance and Gardner launches it out for a throw. It is all Everton at the minute
Bardsley takes a throw in high up the pitch. Plays a one two with Larrson but can't achieve anything when he gets the ball back.
Jagielka was ready to come on. But Heitinga didn't want to come off. Said he was ok to stay on and David Moyes doe't make the change
McClean runs at the Everton defence. Good tackle though. Sunderland look to be settling for a replay now with Bendtner upfront on his own. They will need more runs like that from McClean to give him support
Sunderland can't clear their lines it is just wave after wave of Everotn attack. Finally Cahill pumps a long ball in, and it's a goal kick
Heitinga takes the free-kick on half way. Distin heads it back into the danger zone, but Jelavic doe't get enough power on his header to trouble Mignolet
Waste of a corner. Passed low to the near post. Easily cleared. Everton look to counter. Great cross field ball from Drenthe. Fellaini holds the ball up on the left. Osman then crosses but over hits it.
Baines comes forward on th left. Beats Larsson, but loses out to Bardsley. Campbell is the fouled on half way by Distin
Fellaini crosses deep from the right. Jelavic heads it onto the hand of O'Shea. Striker and fans want a penalty
Everton deal easily with Bardsley's long free-kick, but Colback wins another of Coleman. Larsson to take
Baines whips a ball into the box. Cahill gets two attempts at it and Sunderland somehow scramble it away.
Coleman bursting forward, runs into O'Shea and goes down. Everton fans want a free-kick. Andre Marriner tells him to get up
Impressive pace from Distin to deal with Campbell's runs in behind the Everton defence. They would be in trouble without his pace
Sunderland starting to find their feet in this half. Getting their passing game back that they had in the first part of the first half
Loose pass allows Sunderland to counter. McClean plays in Bendtner who slots past Howard but he is off side
Everton throw in, ball allowed to bounce in the box, and Jelavic tries an overhead kick. Barsley hoofs it clear
Cahill comes forward and shoots left footed, Mignolet palms it back into the box, and Bridge has to help his goalkeeper out
Sunderland though on their first attack of the half win a free-kick high up the pitch. Larsson takes from the left flank, bends it back in, but it lands on the roof of the net goal kick
Everton keeping the ball in the opening exchanges and win a throw high up the pitch but can't make the most of it.
Sunderland had a chance to come foward but Gardner is tackled by Cahill. Everton keep the ball. Passing it around looking for an opening. Fellaini plays a long ball into the box. Jelavic wins the header and Barsley concedes a corner. 2 mins of stoppage time
Hard to keep up with the pace of the game. End-to-end. Osman fires one from the edge of the box. Mignolet holds on
Campbell does really well to hold the ball up for Sunderland, but his pass to McClean is over hit and Everton get a throw
Great work from Jelavic to take on the entire Sunderland defence on his own. Holds the ball up well. That's what you need when you are playing just one striker
Osman takes it, Cahill wins the header, cleared off the line by Mignolet, falls to Distin who can't get his shot on target
Bendtner looks to play in Campbell but over hits it. In the meanwhile Bardsley is getting treatment off the pitch after crashing into the advertising
Larsson then in the centre of the pitch. Fires it into the box, Turner wins the first header, Baines clears, Cahill fires it forward and the ball beats Bardsley, Jelavic one-on-one with Bridge, takes the shot on early but into the side netting
Lovely back heel from Campbell to flick it round the corner to McClean as Sunderland look to counter. Heitinga slides in and brings him down
Everton's routine from a corner in a dangerous area doe't work. But now they are the team spraying the passes around and Sunderland can't get the ball down and play. Turner concedes a corner
Bendtner goes up for the ball with a high foot and catches Neville in the head of half way. Referee awards the free-kick but no card
Baines running at the Sunderland defence. Gets his cross in. Jelavic wins the header, it hits Tim Cahill and he directs it in
Larsson flicks the ball forward, Campbell gets there ahead of Disitn. He passes to Bendtner who wins a free-kick after being clattered by Drenthe.
End-to-end stuff. Now it's Campbell battling with Heitinga at the other end, but it's solid stuff from the Everton defender
Cahill wins a free-kick for Everton. Left hand edge of the penalty box. Baines, Jelavic, Cahill and Drenthe all over the ball
Larsson then takes the corner. Howard doe't get near it. And Neville has to dig his goalkeeper out of a hole. Throw on the right flank. Bardsley takes it to Colback. Gets it back and crosses. But McClean heads over
Sunderland playing keep ball. But still looking to come forward. McClean and Bridge link up. Neville's clearance only reaches Campbell who plays in McClean in the box. Great covering tackle from Heitinga
Long clearance from Howard though is won in the air by Cahill, Jelavic does just enough and it comes to Coleman. Sunderland get numbers back, but there is space wide. Instead Fellaini decides to shot from 35 yards and blasts high and wide
Sunderland were getting ready for a free-kick. As Larsson placed the ball on the right flank, Colback rolled it to Bardsley who's shcoked flew past Tim Howard. What a strike
Looking at the replay of Gardner's challenge on Drenthe. Referee was only about three yards away. Gardner got all of the man and none of the ball
Larsson's free-kick headed clear by Cahill, but here come Sunderland again. McClean to the by-line, but Coleman and Neville uff out the danger. Everton now counter. But Drenthe's cross behind for a goal-kick
Drenthe cuts in from the wing and goes over a challenge from Gardner in the box. Referee not interested
Wayne Bridge goes for a run on the left flank. Wins a corner off Fellaini. Sunderland though don't capitalise on their field position
Whipped in to the back post. Cahill wins the header just infront of Turner. It's another corner. Colback to take this one
James McClean drives foeward on the left. Takes on Coleman and Neville and wins a corner for Sunderland. Larrson to take
Jelavic showing his aerial prowess. Finds Cahill who keeps the attacking. Coleman ruins to the by-line after a slip from Bridge sends him free. Cross finds Osman who heads over
At the other end Sunderland habe won a free-kick on the right. Larsson and Colback stand over it. Larsson it is who who whips it in. McClean wins the header, but can't direct it goalwards
Everton's first attack of the game sees the ball disappear into the crowd and then very much disappear. Bridge left waiting an age for a ball
Little bit of rain starting to fall. Should give the pitch a bit of pace, meaning the passes can be zipped about
Alan via Email: Just to let all Everton fans know that Sunderland have had 14 different goal scores this season.( too many player to watch) Close game, Sunderland, will win by one goal, Gardiner to score winner.
What do you think of the decision to go with two up top with Campbell and Bendtner, when Everton only have one out and out striker?
Phill in Johannesburg: Neither team on top of their form at present but Everton to take it - the score-line will flatter them as Sunderland go all out for a late equaliser...3-0
Stewart MacLaren via email: a bright & breezy St Patrick's Day in Spain saying that Everton will beat Sunderland 2-1 in The FA Cup Quarter-Final at Goodison Park with good Goals from Tim Cahill & Nikica Jelavic.
Today's teams are inEverton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Osman, Drenthe, Cahill, Jelavic.Subs: Hahnemann, Hibbert, Jagielka, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Anichebe.Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Bridge, Larsson, Colback, Gardner, McClean, Campbell, Bendtner.Subs: Gordon, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)
These teams have met 14 times in the FA Cup. Everton have taken seven wins. Sunderland four. And three have ended in draws