Everton's Tim Cahill admits he was 'due a goal' after netting just his second of the season in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the FA Cup.Cahill, 32, had only scored once this season, in a 1-1 league draw with Blackburn, before Saturday's game where he put in an improved performance which won praise from assistant manager Steve Round.
Tim Cahill has been praised for a 'terrific' performance capped by a goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the FA Cup.Cahill, who has struggled for form this term, netted just his second goal of the campaign with a 24th-minute header.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill praised goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after his stunning double save denied Everton victory in their FA Cup tie.Mignolet helped Sunderland salvage a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday after denying Johnny Heitinga and Nikica Jelavic in quick succession in the dying stage of their quarter-final clash.
Everton and Sunderland produced a scintillating 1-1 draw in their FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park on Saturday.Phil Bardsley had opened the scoring for the visitors before Tim Cahill's opportunistic strike restored parity for the Toffees.
Liverpool's quest to secure a trophy double this campaign continues on Sunday when they host Stoke City in the FA Cup quarter-finals.The Reds returned to winning form in the Merseyside derby with Everton on Tuesday, as inspirational captain Steven Gerrard nabbed a hat-trick to move them two points behind sixth-placed Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard wants to put Tuesday's defeat to Liverpool behind him and earn a place at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals.Howard's side lost 3-0 at Anfield as Steven Gerrard netted a hat-trick on the eve of David Moyes' 10-year anniversary in charge of the Premier League club.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill said Nicklas Bendtner could be fit for the FA Cup quarter-final tie at Everton on Saturday.The striker, on loan from Arsenal, was stretchered off during the 1-0 win against Liverpool last weekend shortly after scoring the decisive goal following a clash with defender Martin Skrtel.
The big clubs remaining in the FA Cup have managed to avoid each other in the quarter-finals.The draw for the last eight was conducted on Sunday, with none of Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool to play each other should they make it through to the next round.
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