FT: Oldham 2 Everton 2

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FULL-TIME: Substitute Matt Smith rescued a dramatic 2-2 draw for Oldham against Everton at Boundary Park to earn an FA Cup fifth round replay. The 6ft 6in striker who scored twice in the previous round to see off Liverpool was at it again with a towering header deep into stoppage time. Jordan Obita gave the hosts the lead but the 2009 FA Cup runners-up and last season's semi-finalists struck back thanks to goals from Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka before Smith's late intervention.

He's done it! Can you believe this. Amazing scenes at Boundary Park. Super sub Matt Smith has rescued the tie for Oldham with a towering header from a Jonathan Grounds' corner kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time.


SUBSTITUTION: Defender Shane Duffy replaces Nikica Jelavic.

Kevin Mirallas is caught offside as they prepare to make their last change.

Sylvain Distin throws himself at the ball to clear it. Anywhere will do for Everton now!

We're into stoppage time of which there will be FOUR minutes.

SUPER STOP! Tim Howard comes to the rescue again with a superb stop to deny Robbie Simpson from equalising. The substitute hits the side netting with the rebound.

GOOD BLOCK! Lee Barnard's shot takes a deflection off Phil Jagielka and the ball flies just past the far post.

David Moyes will be happy to see his side keep possession of the ball as referee Phil Dowd allows play to continue after a firm challenge by Darron Gibson.

The Toffees have won four of their last six on the road (D1 L1); with their only loss in that run coming at Old Trafford last weekend. They're on course for five wins in their last seven on the road now!

Oldham have found a second wind in this match as they pile men forward.

At the other end Nikica Jelavic sends his left-foot shot over the crossbar from a good position. The Croatian striker will be disappointed with that finish!

Robbie Simpson looks to find Dean Furman and now Connor Brown feels he's felled by Bryan Oviedo, but nothing is given.

GOOD SAVE!! Oldham combine well to work the ball to Matt Smith and his goalbound effort is well saved by Tim Howard.

SUBSTITUTION: Bryan Oviedo replaces Steven Pienaar as David Moyes makes his second change of the match.

Lee Croft attempts to combine with Connor Brown down the right, but they work it left and Jose Baxter's delivery is just behind Matt Smith.

Kevin Mirallas over runs the ball down the far side and it's a goal kick to the hosts.

SUBSTITUTION: Robbie Simpson replaces Jordan Obita as Oldham caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk makes his final change.

Phil Jagielka thumps the ball clear for an Oldham throw deep in Everton territory.

Kevin Mirallas' delivery finds Leon Osman and his looping header is well caught by Dean Bouzanis.

Nikica Jelavic's shot is blocked by James Tarkowski and now Everton win a corner.

Nikica Jelavic flashes a dangerous cross from the left, but nobody comes close to heading it in.

The League One strugglers are giving this a go as Lee Croft attempts to thread a ball through.

Jordan Obita's ball into the box is headed away by Phil Jagielka, but you sense that Oldham have a belief they can pull this out the bag.

Tody football from Everton until Connor Brown comes across to kick the ball out for a throw.

Everton are starting to sit back and counter attack Oldham. Marouane Fellaini works hard to try and win his side a throw.

Oldham are now prepared to pump the ball into the box as they look for target man Matt Smith. This time Jose Baxter flashes his shot over the crossbar from distance.

SUBSTITUTION: South Africa international Dean Furman replaces James Wesolowski as Oldham make their second change of the match.

Steven Pienaar and Jonathan Grounds battle for the loose ball.

Jonathan Grounds and Matt Smith combine before Jose Baxter overhits his cross from the left.

The atmosphere is unrelenting at Boundary Park. Jordan Obita catches Tim Howard and it's an Everton free-kick.

Kevin Mirallas' shot hits James Tarkowski's legs before the defender slams the ball away with Marouane Fellaini breathing down his neck.

SUBSTITUTION: Here he comes! The two-goal hero against Liverpool Matt Smith comes on the field in place of Chris Iwelumo.

SO CLOSE!! Lee Croft dives into to concede a corner. Kevin Mirallas puts so much bend on the ball which proves too much for the stretching Leon Osman in the six-yard box.

Lee Croft hacks the ball out of play after working hard to get back and defend.

Some of this possession football by Everton is top quality. Marouane Fellaini just fails to flick the ball past his marker though.

Oldham caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk looks like he's going to make a change in the next couple of minutes.

Steven Pienaar fails to pick out the run of Nikica Jelavic and now the ball is in the grateful hands of Dean Bouzanis.

YELLOW CARD: David Moyes' side are handling these long balls well. Phil Neville is booked by referee Phil Dowd for bringing down Jordan Obita.

James Tarkowski is felled by the eager Nikica Jelavic. Everton are smelling blood you feel.

Surely it's just a matter of time before we see the big man Matt Smith join the action!

Everton seem to be turning the screw now as Marouane Fellaini finds Steven Pienaar, but his shot is saved by Dean Bouzanis.

That goal was very un-Oldham like in terms of their defending. Jagielka didn't even climb off the ground to head the ball in from 5 yards out.

Everton lead this fifth round tie against Oldham thanks to a rare effort from Phil Jagielka. Kevin Mirallas' corner kick is headed home from close-range by the England defender after some poor defending by Lee Barnard and a woeful attempt of a punch by goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis.


Everton are more of a 4-2-3-1 formation with Marouane Fellaini moving into the middle of the park.

Leighton Baines' cross is cut out by James Wesolowski at the near post.

Oldham get the second half underway then and let's see that impact Kevin Mirallas will bring.

SUBSTITUTION: Everton make a change and no surprise that it's Kevin Mirallas for the injured goalscorer Victor Anichebe.

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Oldham are now 11/2 to claim victory in this FA Cup Fifth Round tie with @Skybet, who make Everton 4/7 and the draw 9/4. Oldham are unbeaten in five matches against Everton in the FA Cup (W3 D2) but they have won just three of their last 12 league games, so I went for an away win - 1-3, which was priced at 9/1 and is now 9/2. Head now to SKYBET to place your bets on this match.

HALF-TIME: Honours even at the break in this entertaining FA Cup fifth round tie at Boundary Park. Jordan Obita gave the home side the lead after 13 minutes. A measured ball into the box by Lee Croft was slotted home by the on loan Reading midfielder. However, Everton struck back 11 minutes later as Victor Anichebe stole in ahead of Jean Yves Mvoto to smash the ball beyond Dean Bouzanis.

A limping Victor Anichebe fails to control the ball. He may want to get that checked out during the interval.

Jose Baxter makes a crunching tackle on Steven Pienaar which earns a loud cheer from the home supporters. There will be two added minutes of stoppage time at the end of this enjoyable first period.

Steven Pienaar finds Victor Anichebe, who bursts through on goal but can only toe poke the ball wide of the near post with defender and goalkeeper struggling to close him down.

The long ball downfield finds Nikica Jelavic in the clear, but his touch lets him down at the crucial moment.

Moments later, Steven Pienaar decides to have a pop from distance, but the ball flies harmlessly over the crossbar.

The corner isn't cleared which allows Phil Neville to cross from the right and Marouane Fellaini heads the ball just over the crossbar.

Nikica Jelavic gets up early for the cross,which causes problems for Jean Yves Mvoto, who clears for a corner.

Jose Baxter looks to spread the play to Jordan Obita, but the ball travels straight out of play.

James Wesolowski makes a solid challenge to win the ball off Victor Anichebe. However, he then makes a silly challenge on Steven Pienaar.

The Toffees have settled into their game after restoring parity here at Boundary Park.

Victor Anichebe's right-foot cross is calmly taken by Aussie goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis.

Jean Yves Mvoto deals with the threat of Victor Anichebe this time.

Steven Pienaar smiles as his backheel earns his side a throw. Now Everton pen Oldham into their own half before quickly winning the ball back.

Everton are unbeaten in their last seven away games in the FA Cup (W5 D2), so they will fancy their chances today, but it's been a tough opening.

Nikica Jelavic bursts through the middle, but the flag is up on the near side. Looked like a close call!

Jose Baxter's right-foot curler is stopepd by the Everton wall and now the visitors earn a free-kick of their own as Jean Yves Mvoto commits a foul.

We have a real game on our hands at Boundary Park! Oldham win a free-kick in a promising position after Sylvain Distin handles the ball in the air.

OFF THE POST! At the other end Jordan Obita's shot is touched on to the far post by Tim Howard. Oldham come so close to retaking the lead here!

Jean Yves Mvoto claimed he was pushed in the back by Victor Anichebe, but it didn't seem to be a foul.

This should make you happy Frank! Everton have equalised at Boundary Park. Phil Jagielka's ball into the box is headed down by Nikica Jelavic and it falls kindly into the path of Victor Anichebe who nudges Jean Yves Mvoto off the ball before smashing his shot beyond goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis.


Frank in Ireland says: "Oldham will be hard to break down but Toffee's should have enough in the tank. Will you wish my wife a happy birthday - an Everton fan all her life and we can't meet up with her friends later if Toffee's lose (they are all red's )."

Former Oldham boss Paul Dickov is watching the action from the stands this evening, but probably as nervous as some of those home supporters.

Lee Croft tackles back before Steven Pienaar gets an elbow in his head from Connor Brown and is down on the ground.

Steven Pienaar's right-wing free-kick is headed away by Connor Brown. A very good clearance too because that ball looked to heading into the near post.

Leighton Baines is brought crashing to the ground by Connor Brown after a clever nutmeg on Lee Croft.

Everton are back playing the ball along the ground as they look to restore parity at Boundary Park.

There wasn't much reaction to the goal from Oldham caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk as they went ahead, but the home fans went wild.

The magic of the cup is well and truly back this year folks. I can feel it in my blood. Now, Darron Gibson sends over a dangerous free-kick from the right which misses everybody in the box.

Leon Osman tries to win the ball off Lee Croft, but he totally misses it and Croft gets away down the right-hand side before crossing for on loan Reading midfielder Jordan Obita to slot home ahead of Darron Gibson. Is there another shock on the cards?


The resulting corner comes to nothing, but they win another one which Marouane Fellaini cannot direct on target and Oldhma break.

Leighton Baines' left-foot strike clips Jose Baxter on the end of the wall and out for a corner. That looked to be heading on target too.

Jean Yves Mvoto's left-wing cross is too long this time. At the other end, Leon Osman draws the foul in a central position and just outside the area. Dangerous!

Jonathan Grounds now steals the ball off Phil Neville, which gets a hugh cheer. This has been a decent start from the home side!

Jonathan Grounds over cooks his through ball to Lee Barnard, but the thought was good.

At the other end Lee Barnard is caught offside from a flick on. Connor Brown and Steven Pienaar clash in the air, but but players eventually get up.

Darron Gibson plays it short to Phil Neville, but his cross from the right is well caught by Dean Bouzanis.

Jonathan Grounds pushes Leon Osman down the floor for an Everton free-kick about 40 yards from goal.

The men in white keep possession in the middle of the park now until Leon Osman loses the ball and Oldham win a throw deep in their own half.

As you would expect the atmosphere is a bit special for this cup tie. The home fans are looking to see their side claim another Merseyside scalp. Phil Jagielka watches the high long ball before heading it back to Tim Howard.

Anywhere will do for Leighton Baines as Oldham earn a throw level with the Everton penalty area.

Oldham will try to give an 'up and at 'em' attitude. Jean Yves Mvoto slips, which almost allows Victor Anichebe in, but Dean Bouzanis is quickly out.

Oldham have lined-up in a 4-4-2 formation while Everton have set up in a 4-4-1-1 system. The Latics are the team in all-blue this evening while the visitors are in their white shirts, shorts and socks. Boundary Park is buzzing and the pitch is actually in great condition. The weather conditions are better than they were during the Liverpool match, which will suite David Moyes' side who kick off.

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Meanwhile, Kevin Foggo has a few harsh words to say: "I wish Moyes would get rid of Anichibe... he's TRASH!!!" Let's see what Victor Anichebe does today then Kevin. Looks like he's going to play out wide, which may suit his game. Don't you think?

Danny Rising says: "Can't see Everton slipping up here. With Arsenal getting knocked out today, it gives them even more incentive in this competition as most of the top Premier League teams are out already." Good point Danny. Millwall, Blackburn and Barnsley are already in the hat for the Quarter-Finals!!! Everton will surely fancy their chances of progressing tonight.

Stewart MacLaren from a warm and windy Torrevieja in Spain is first to write in as usual and he says: "That Everton will beat Oldham 3-1 in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup this Evening at Boundary Park with good Goals from Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic."

Here are some odds on the game from our friends @SkyBet. The Toffees have won only one of their last five visits to Boundary Park in all competitions. They do, however, have a great record on the road this season, winning four of their last six away from home with their only loss coming at Old Trafford last weekend. Sky Bet expect Everton (3/10) to progress at the first time of asking but don't be surprised if Oldham score a goal or two. Both teams to score is odds-on at 4/5. Why not try a scorecast boost (double chance). Jose Baxter to score first and either to draw 2-2 or Oldham to win 2-1 is a 75/1 shot while Nikica Jelavic to score first and either Everton to win 3-1 or 4-1 is 18/1. Jose Baxter to score first and game to be drawn 1-1 is 80/1. Steven Pienaar to score first and Everton to win 1-0 is 45/1; Marouane Fellaini to score first and Everton to win 2-1 is 25/1 or how about substitute Kevin Mirallas to score first and the Toffees to win 2-0, which is 28/1. Oldham are unbeaten in five matches against Everton in the FA Cup (W3 D2) but they have won just three of their last 12 league games, so I'm hedging my bets and going for an away win - 1-3, which is priced at 9/1. Head now to SKYBET to place your bets on this match.

Philliskirk has told former Everton starlet Jose Baxter to go and 'express himself' against his former employees this evening. He said: "If there is any pressure on Jose, it will only be that which he puts on himself. There is none from us. When I have been involved with the first team over the last few weeks, I have told him to go out and express himself, to show people what a good player he is. He has trained like a Trojan this week and is potentially a very good player, but one who needs a little push every now and again." The 21-year-old has scored 11 goals this season and is the club's leading goalscorer.

OLDHAM TEAM NEWS: Caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk names an unchanged XI as Oldham went in search of their second Merseyside scalp in this season's FA Cup. Philliskirk led the Latics to their first victory in 10 League One matches against MK Dons last weekend, a run that cost Paul Dickov his job seven days after masterminding Liverpool's downfall in round four. Former Everton midfielder Jose Baxter is in the Athletic line-up.

EVERTON TEAM NEWS: Moyes makes just two changes for this clash. Nikica Jelavic has been handed the opportunity to end a six-match barren run in front of goal, with the Croatia striker named ahead Kevin Mirallas in Everton's attack. Sylvain Distin returns to partner Phil Jagielka at centre-back, having missed the 2-0 defeat at Manchester United through illness, as John Heitinga joins Mirallas among the substitutes.

OLDHAM: Bouzanis, Brown, Grounds, Wesolowski (c), M'Voto, Tarkowski, Croft, Iwelumo, Obita, Barnard, Baxter.

SUBSTITUTES: Cisak, Furman, Simpson, Smith, Byrne, Millar, Winchester.

EVERTON: Howard, Neville (c), Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Osman, Pienaar, Gibson, Fellaini, Anichebe, Jelavic.

SUBSTITUTES: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Mirallas, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Duffy.

REFEREE: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire) - Matches 26, R6 Y62.

Here come the team...

Moyes wants his players to show the same commitment as they showed in the previous rounds against Cheltenham and Bolton if they want to reach this season's FA Cup quarter-finals. "We are going to have to play very well against Oldham and we are going to have to be resilient and compete against a side from a lower league. Hopefully our superior ability and players will show through in the end. They got a great result against Liverpool, really unexpected I suppose for most people. But that's what the cup does at times." Do you think your players will come away with a win tonight Everton fans? Send in your thoughts please! Email Raz...that's me! at razwan.mirza@bskyb.com or Tweet me: @RazMirza and I'll publish as many as I can.

Paul Dickov masterminded the 3-2 victory over Liverpool in the fourth round, but he has since stood down as manager due to the club's ongoing trouble in League One, which means Philliskirk has the opportunity to try and match his achievements against Everton this evening. So what do you think Latics fans? Email Raz...that's me! at razwan.mirza@bskyb.com or Tweet me: @RazMirza and I'll publish as many as I can.

FA Cup hero Matt Smith could return from injury as Oldham go in search of another giant-killing at Boundary Park. The 23-year-old 6ft 6in striker netted twice as the Latics pulled off a major shock by beating Liverpool 3-2 in the fourth round. But he sustained a shoulder problem in that tie and has not played since, only returning to training on Thursday to try and force his way into caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk's squad for the visit of the Toffees. Fellow forward Robbie Simpson has also made his comeback from a hamstring injury and, if he can prove his fitness, may be in contention. Oldham have also been boosted by the availability of their loanees, with Reading midfielder Jordan Obita and strikers Chris Iwelumo and Lee Barnard, from Watford and Southampton respectively, getting the go-ahead to feature.

David Moyes should have defender Sylvain Distin fit again. Distin pulled out of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United just before kick-off through illness, but is poised to return to the squad that takes on the League One strugglers who dumped out Liverpool in the last round. Striker Victor Anichebe is a doubt with a knock sustained at Old Trafford that saw him substituted just before the hour, while the game looks set to come too soon for right-back Seamus Coleman who has recently been sidelined with a thigh injury.

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