Live: Cheltenham 1 Everton 5

All over, easy enough for Everton but credit to Cheltenham for a spirited display where a penalty swung the game against them. Thanks for looking in.

Last word to Mark Endo, Skelmersdale "job we done by the Blues, but the Robins gave us a good game and kept Jelavic quiet. Well done Cheltenham a credit to your division."

Three minutes are being added on.

Jombati rages aginst the dying of the light with a shot that zips past the post.

All too easy as Anichebe went down the left, and put in a low cross that the Belgian ran on to with ease from seven yards out.

Fellaini scores! Cheltenham 1-5 Everton

Duffy goes over too easily in the box under challenge from Oviedo and rightly does not get the penalty.

Russell Penn is the home side's Man of the Match to much applause from the home fans. Naismith digs in a shot but Brown makes a good block from the Scot.

Billy Jones' corner goes deep, but Everton clear and Anichebe rampages downfield before Naismith's effort is easily taken by Brown.

Sam Deering is on for the energetic McGlashan. Hitzlsperger replaces Jelavic for Everton.

Everton sapping the energy out of Cheltenham by keeping the ball for long spells now, with Gueye ending a move with a shot at Brown.

Penn lets fly from 30 yards, but his second goal does not materialise, as the ball arrows straight at Tim Howard

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This time Fellaini is spoken to after a vigourous challenge on Pack, but again there's no yellow card and rightly so. It's not been that kind of night.

Penn catches Fellaini with a raised foot, earning a talking-to from the referee but nothing else.

Everton will be looking to conserve energy with their eyes maybe on the game against Swansea next Saturday. Cheltenham will face York in a battle of the two racecourse towns, if you get my drift.

Leon Osman's good night's work is over, with Steven Naismith replacing him.

Kaid Mohamed wins a free kick after being caught by Anichbe, but McGlashan fires an angled shot harmlessly off target.

Jeff Goulding and Darren Carter are off for Darryl Duffy and Jake Taylor.

Magaye Gueye replaces the excellent Leighton Baines.

Credit to Cheltenham for not giving up, but their attacks are being easily dealt with now by Everton.

A trip to either Bolton or Sunderland looks highly likely for the Toffees now.

It's all gone very quiet again at Whaddon Road, surely there will be no more alarms for Everton?

A flowing move from Everton, nice touch from Anichebe before Coleman races onto the ball, cushioning it and then deftly lifting the ball over Brown from about 10 yards out. Lovely goal.

Seamus Coleman scores! Cheltenham 1-4 Everton

The Robins clear and hoof it downfield, which I reckon will be their tactic to unsettle Everton following that unexpected goal.

Ovideo wins a corner for Everton that the Toffeees are in no urge to takem just trying to take the sting off Cheltenham's revival.

Goulding gets up to a chipped cross from the right but Distin does just enough to block the header inside the six-yard box. Much better from Cheltenham.

That really was against all odds, as Phil Collins would say. Another one now for the home side would make it very interesting.

Everton went to sleep at the back, Penn popped up and gave Howard no chance with a low shot after breaking into the left-hand side of the area.

Russell Penn scores! Cheltenham 1-3 Everton

Anichebe's pass took out three defenders allowing Baines to cross, and Osman danced through a challange to roll the ball home from close ramge for a very easy goal that will, surely, kill this tie off.

Leon Osman scores! Cheltenham 0-3 Everton

The distinctive head of Fellaini is back to nod away a free kick that loops into Everton's area. The Toffees break downfield and Anichebe fires a left-footed shot wide of Brown's right post.

It's very quiet at Whaddon Road, but a goal for the home side would liven things up.

And we're off for the second half.

One of Everton's unsung heroes gets a mention from Lauren Watson in St Helens: "Everton are playing well so far, lets hope the second half is the same. So glad to see Seamus Coleman playing again. C'mon in the second half you blues!"

Aneil Kumar says: "I'm pretty sure Everton will keep a clean sheet with the final score being 4-0. No doubt he will bring on the subs at halftime and rest a few of the players. I imagine Barkley and Vellios to do the business in the second half."

That's half-time, and Cheltenham are still complaining about the penalty to Kevin Friend as they head down the tunnel. Let me know what you think of the match so far at

Two minutes of stoppage time to come, and Everton looking as comfortable as the scoreline suggests.

Fellaini is doubling up with Baines to snuff out a Cheltenham threat near his own area, the Belgian has been everywhere so far tonight.

Pack loses the ball in midfield, and as Cheltenham play catch-up, McGlashan hacks down Baines but there's no booking for a challenge that was poor, rather than malicious.

McGlashan earns applause but not for going forward, a well-times interception stopping Evertin in their tracks at halfway.

His recent three-game ban looks to have done Fellaini the world of good, he's relentlessly piling forward at every opportunity tonight, as he did against Newcastle last week. However a header from 12 yards lacks power and drifts wide.

Jamie from New Zealand: "I think Tim Howard has one more late Christmas gift to hand out before Jela restores a 2 goal cushion. Everton won't bust a gut to get 6 or 7 today, and 3-1 it will stay."

Shouts for handball as Cheltenham get the ball into Everton's area, but McGlashan skies a shot as referee Friend ignores the claims for a penalty.

Route One stuff from the home side, as a Brown goal kick bounces once before giving Howard the chance to clear.

This time its Jelavic getting back, nodding Jones' decent corner behind for another corner but at the second attempt the flag goes up as Howard is knocked around by Jombati.

Cheltenham get a corner, as Pack's shot is defleected over by Fellaini, racing back to do his defensive duties.

Fellaini is fed by Osman on the edge of the box, but he slides his shot just wide, slipping back as he does so.

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The two goals have really taken the impetus out of the tie, which Everton fans will not be complaining about.

Jombati does well to chip a cross in that Carter cannot get on top of, sending his volley well over Howard's bar.

A bad slice from a clearance by Tim Howard goes to an Everton defender, typifying Cheltenham's luck right now.

Everton very content to knock it around now, Cheltenham's decent early showing has come to nothing so far.

That really has burst the bubble at Whaddon Road, and the hosts felt hard done-by with Fellaini not having jumped, but they are often given, leaving the Robins with a mountain to climb.

Left-footed, into the bottom corner, giving Brown no chance.

Leighton Baines scores! Cheltenham Town 0-2 Everton.

Everton have a penalty! Bennett climbs all over Fellaini and Kevin Friend points to the spot.

Baines lines up a free kick from around the same distance he scored a screamer from last Wednesday, but he curls this one rather than blasting it and Brown makes a good one-handed save.

Everton clear initially, but the hosts get the ball back and Carter hits a sweet shot from outside the area straight at Howard. Cheltenham have made a spirited reply to the goal.

Baines and McGlashan tangle near the touchline, with Cheltenham getting a free kick.

Jelavic misses a decent chwnce to make it 2-0, pulling his shot from a central position wide when the target was calling to be hit.

Nice work in the lead-up from Fellaini and Oviedo, with Jelavic sliding in to quieten the home crowd.

Fellaini's shot hit the post, and Jelavic had a fairly simple chance to tap in from closen range to put Everton ahead.

Jelavic scores! Cheltenham 0-1 Everton.

Oviedo collects a knock-down from Jelavic, but his shot is weak and is easily saved.

Oviedo picks a defender's pocket on the edge of the area, but Cheltenham recover well to get the ball back and play the ball downfield. Both sides playing the patient game at the moment.

Karl James from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (he says): "We will win tonight but my biggest wish is a clean sheet to break the run and at least a couple from Jellyman"

Kaid Mohamed chances his arm from long range, but Tim Howard has nothing to worry about as the ball sails high and wide. Cheltenham not looking overawed at all.

Cheltenham threaten, as Jones finds Mohamed, who feeds Bennett, but he mis-hits his shot from inside the area and pulls the ball slowly wide.

Fellaini has a low shot from outside the box, it looked to have taken a touch off a defender as it went wide but no corner.

McGlashan gets past Distin, but the ball catches the Cheltenham player on the arm so play is halted, but for a second that looked promising.

Bennett has a slight tug on Jelavic's shirt, but the striker's protests come to nothing.

Distin in action in his own half a couple of times as the hosts press early on.

And we're off!

Tonight's referee: Kevin Friend.

The teams are out and warming-up. There are 67 places between these two in the league, will that mean anything? Kick-off is just around the corner.

The teams are in the tight confines of the tunnel as kick-off approaches.

Henry Futcher in Salisbury is thinking big: "Reckon the Toffees will trump Cheltenham 7-1 tonight! Anichebe (2) Jelavic (3) Ovideo (1) Fellaini (1)"

Everton bounced back from conceding an early goal to out-muscle Newcastle last week and if they hit the same kind of form tonight Cheltenham will have their hands full. But, the magic of the cup may weave a spell at Whaddon Road tonight!

Uber-confident Mark from Skelmersdale writes: "The Blues will walk this one tonight, Jelavic hat trick and a clean sheet for Howard

Keep your comments coming in to me at, and remember to say where in the world you are. If you're burning the midnight oil, or trying to make sure the boss doesn't catch you checking up at work, give me a shout with your thoughts on tonight's game.

Everton have conceded in every one of their last 17 games, so Cheltenham may fancy their chances. That said, the Toffees have also scored in all of them, so this does not have "goalless draw" written all over it.

At last! A Robins fan has broken cover; from Steve Burge in Cheltenham: "We are a decent side and can surprise Everton - just had a fiver on Skybet @ 10/1. Come on The Robins!!"

But did I hear the phrase "potential banana skin"? The Everton boss' memories of cup defeats to Shrewsbury and Oldham are still raw, and that's probably had a hand in tonight's team selection.

By the looks of that line-up, David Moyes is taking tonight very seriously and clearly has designs on that much-coveted commodity, silverware!

Tim Gale is another confident Blue: "Good on you Moyes, respectful, we'll scrape a win via fellaini and baines, 3-1."

Cheltenham Town subs: Lowe, Hooman, Deering, Duffy, Roberts, Harrad, Taylor.

Here are Everton's subs: Mucha, Duffy, Gueye, Vellios, Barkley, Hitzlsperger, Naismith.

Stewart MacLaren from a "cold and windy" Torrevieja in Spain says that "Everton will beat Cheltenham Town 3-1 tonight with goals from Leighton Baines, Fellaini & Nikica Jelavic."

John Dimek is off the mark from Canada - "Looking for a strong Everton side to win this handily. Chance to get a good look at Oviedo, who looks like he can add impetus to an already excellent attacking team. We should put these to the sword, I'm thinking 4 or 5 goal margin with the side we've put out."

As for Everton, Heitinga, Pienaar and Naismith drop out for Coleman, Oviedo and Anichebe - who made an instant impact by grabbing what turned out to be the winner after just 90 seconds on the pitch last Wednesday against Newcastle. That's a pretty strong side named by David Moyes - strong enough?

Mark Yates has made two changes to the Cheltenham side that lost to Oxford United 1-0 on New Year's Day, with Pack and Mohamed in for Duffy and Taylor.

So, how are Cheltenham and Everton fans feeling about this one? Let me know by emailing me your thoughts to, and I'll post the best up here. Let me know where in the world you are - any far-flung fans out there?

Here are tonight's starting line-ups:

Cheltenham Town: Brown; Jombati, Bennett (c), Elliott, Jones; Pack, Carter; McGlashan, Penn, Mohamed, Goulding.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Oviedo, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Anichebe, Jelavic.

Welcome to our live coverage of tonight's FA Cup tie between Cheltenham Town and Everton. We'll have the team news very soon.

Kick-off is 1945 GMT.

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