FT: Everton 0 Wigan 3

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It's all over and Wigan can look forward to a trip to Wembley after booking their first-ever FA Cup semi-final appearance with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Everton. The dejected Toffees' wait for a first trophy since 1995 continues for another season and David Moyes' men must now concentrate their efforts on their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League. Although on this evidence, that doesn't look too likely.

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Baines is unmarked on the left edge of the box following Pienaar's pass but he slices it well wide of the post.

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Everton's day is summed up when Osman's shot inside the box is parried by Robles before Jelavic's attempted header at a virtually empty goal goes wide.

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Wigan make their final change with Roman Golobart coming on for Alcaraz.

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There will be four minutes of stoppage time to get through before Wigan can officially celebrate victory.

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Kone sprints forward looking to add the gloss to Wigan's victory but Distin is quicker and manages to clear the danger.

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Everton keep trying to get forward but their efforts feel almost like a token gesture now.

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I'm still yet to receive any emails thanking me for the 6/1 tip on Wigan to win!

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There's plenty of empty blue seats visible now as the clock ticks down to full time while the ecstatic Wigan fans are taking this rare opportunity to sing the Wembley song.

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On the other hand Mucha, who has picked the ball out of his net three times, has been forced to make several decent saves this afternoon.

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Barkley's miss highlights another of Everton's problems today - they just haven't tested Robles enough. The Latics stopper has hardly had a save to make.

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Lapse defending from Wigan allows Anichebe's low cross to reach Barkley inside the box but the sub drives his shot over the bar.

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Moyes will only be able to blame his own side's performance on this FA Cup exit. There can be no other excuses to explain such a deflating result for the blue half of Merseyside.

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With just 10 minutes plus stoppage time to play, Everton need a footballing miracle.

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Wigan by contrast must put aside thoughts of Wembley to focus on their relegation battle but if they can produce similar performances like today, they should be fine.

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The Toffees do at least have the consolation of having fourth place in the Premier League to fight for after this defeat, so it's not as if their season is over.

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Everton make their third and final substitution with Ross Barkley coming on for Mirallas.

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Roberto Martinez will probably be surprised that his side haven't really been put under the cosh in this second half while opposite number Moyes will be bitterly disappointed.

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Mirallas takes the corner but his cross goes out of play for a goal kick on the opposite side, pretty much summing up Everton's attacking threat today.

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Everton have a corner after Alcaraz blocks Mirallas' cross on the left.

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Everton finally get the ball in the net thanks to Mirallas' lovely finish when one-on-one with Robles but the offside flag is raised.

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Wigan make a change with the injured Miyaichi being replaced by James McArthur.

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Baines drills in a low cross from the left which Robles does well to gather.

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Mirallas shot from distance is blocked as Wigan remain largely untroubled at the back.

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There was a lot of talk in the build up to this clash about how determined Everton were to end their long way for a trophy - but they certainly haven't backed those words up with this performance.

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Jelavic shows his frustration after failing to get on the end of a cross from the right wing.

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Realistically the Toffees needed a goal by now to stand any chance of earning at least a replay but they haven't even looked like getting one.

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Everton make a change with Fellaini being replaced by Darron Gibson. It was a poor performance from the Belgian and some fans have made their feelings known.

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Although Everton deal with the initial ball into the box, Figueroa is able to get a shot in from around 18 yards out which Mucha saves.

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Wigan now come forward and win a corner on the left after Beausejour's corner is deflected behind.

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Everton's play is far too frantic given the situation they find themselves in and unless they buck their ideas up, Wigan will have an untroubled path to Wembley from here on in.

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The game resumes with Everton aimlessly floating the ball into the box only for Wigan to comfortably clear.

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Mirallas delivery is headed away by Figueroa, who goes down after an accidental aerial collision with Jelavic.

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This time Wigan get clear although Everton keep pressing forward and within a minute earn themselves another corner.

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Everton win a corner down the right and take it quickly - but their only reward is another corner on the opposite side.

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A hopeful long ball over the top is routinely cleared to safety by the Wigan defence and they'll be able to deal with that kind of attack all day long.

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Wigan are in cruise control at the moment as Everton fail to put them under any kind of pressure.

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A lazy foul from Fellaini on Maloney in midfield is deservedly punished with a yellow card.

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Osman dribbles through midfield but his pass out wide is woeful and runs out for a throw-in, sparking more disgruntled noises from the Everton faithful.

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Maloney's delivery is very poor and is cleared away by the first man - Jelavic.

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Wigan are in no mood to sit back and invite pressure as Kone brings them forward and wins a corner on the left.

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Everton are piling forward as they desperately try to reduce the deficit but Fellaini's fails to make proper contact with a rushed shot inside a crowded penalty box,

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Moments later Fellaini also has a crack from around 25 yards and Robles is relieved to see it go wide.

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Baines goes for goal with a rasping long-range drive but it's straight at Robles.

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Kevin Mirallas is chopped down by Maloney around 35 yards out and the Wigan midfielder is shown the yellow card.

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When Wigan perform like they have today, it's a mystery why they are battling it out at the wrong end of the Premier League table. However, it is about this time of the season when they start fulfilling their potential and launch their survival charge.

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Kone tries his luck from around 40 yards but he doesn't connect cleanly and the ball trickles tamely through to Mucha.

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The Toffees made one change at the break, with Neville being replaced by Victor Anichebe.

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Everton get the second half under way looking to somehow claw their way back into this clash and keep their FA Cup dream alive.

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Unsurpringly Wigan are now favourites to win this clash today at 1/12 with Sky Bet while Everton are 20/1, with the draw priced at 10/1. If you're an optimistic Everton fan, you might be interested in Sky Bet's priceboosted 14/1 on the 3-3 draw. Head now to Sky Bet to place your in-running bets.

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Boos greet the half-time whistle as Everton go into the break trailing Wigan 3-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final.

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The Goodison Park crowd have been stunned into silence and will be desperate for Moyes to inspire his side during the half-time interval.

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There will be three minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first half.

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The resulting corner comes to nothing after Jelavic clears Gomez's delivery to safety.

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Maloney takes it and so nearly finds the top corner with his bending effort but Mucha just about manages to tip the ball over the bar.

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It's one-way traffic and Wigan will have another chance to add to their tally with a free kick around 30 yards out.

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Everton are seemingly unable to prevent Wigan crosses into the box. Another from the right finds Scharner but his volley goes wide.

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Fellaini is there to head clear for Everton and prevent any further damage - for the time being at least.

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Maloney picks out Beausejour down the left and his cross is deflected behind by Coleman for a corner.

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McManaman has left the field after picking up a knock to be replaced by Ryo Miyaichi.

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There seems to be a lot of empty blue seats appearing but surely this is down to fans getting an early half-time pint or pie rather than departure from the ground completely?! I'd like to hope so anyway.

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Desperate appeals for a penalty after a bit of a scramble in the box are more out of hope than expectation and the referee Kevin Friend isn't remotely interested.

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To Everton's credit they have far from given up and continue to drive forward, but it's a long, long way back from here.

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David Moyes looks dejected on the touchline, with his dream of winning his first trophy at Everton in tatters.

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Everton fans are fuming with their team at the moment and you can understand why. While Wigan have been ruthless going forward, the Toffees defending has been woeful. They gave Kone so much time and space to pick out Gomez, who was also unmarked.

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GOAL WIGAN! Wigan are running riot at Goodison Park and now it's 3-0 after Jordi Gomez strokes home from the edge of the box, leaving Mucha rooted to the spot, following Kone's unselfish pass.

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I don't want to say I told you so, but my pre-match advice to back a Wigan win is looking good now isn't it?!

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GOAL WIGAN! The corner from Gomez is a dangerous one curling towards the back post and Figueroa is there to head into the bottom corner.

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James McCarthy rifles a cracking shot from distance which looks destined for the top corner until Jan Mucha saves superby by tipping the ball round the post.

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The game has gone a little scrappy with Coleman giving away a needless free kick with a foul on Maloney. Gomez takes it short.

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The home fans are far from happy with Robles after he dithers repeatedly over the taking of a free kick. Hardly the end of the world is it?

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Everton attack on the counter but poor control from Marouane Fellaini on the edge of the box ends the move.

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Although the last few minutes have belonged to Everton, overall Wigan have shown why they shouldn't have been 6/1 to win before kick-off. If they continue like this then plenty more chances will come their way.

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The crowd scream at Phil Neville to shoot from range but they probably now wish they didn't as he drills it wide of the mark. That said, it wasn't the worst attempt in the world.

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A long ball is pumped into the box but Jelavic's attempted volley is ballooned high over the bar.

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Baines takes it and swings the ball into the box only for Robles to punch clear.

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Everton win a free kick on the right wing when Figueroa brings down Seamus Coleman.

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Jelavic comes close to breaking the deadlock when his snap shot from the edge of the box is well saved by Robles.

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The home crowd are growing frustrated with their team being forced onto the back foot as Wigan look to dominate.

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Maloney charges down the left wing before curling in a pin-point cross to Kone, who heads just over the bar.

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The atmosphere has gone a little flat at Goodison Park desoute there being plenty of attacking intent shown by both sides to keep them interested.

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The visitors have a corner on the left but Beausejour's delivery is headed well off target by Alcaraz.

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Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles shows off his fancy footwork by fooling Jelavic in his own box before booting the ball clear.

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Baines' in-swinging delivery picks out Jelavic at the back post but the Croatian's header goes well wide.

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Jelavic wins another corner for Everton following a challenge from Antolin Alcaraz.

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Both sides are keen to get forward in the search for goals although Maynor Figueroa's ambitious attempt from about 35 yards goes high over the bar.

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So that was a big let off for Everton, who won't be in for as easy a ride as the odds suggested if the evidence of these early stages are anything to go by.

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Wigan fans have just been reminded to stay seated by the stadium announcer but they were certainly on their feet then when Shaun Maloney's superb curling shot from outside the box hit the inside of the post.

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Wigan's priority may well be survival this season but a trip to Wembley would represent the club's first-ever appearance in the semi-finals of the competition. Obviously that means their FA Cup record isn't great - but there's a first time for everything.

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Steven Pienaar tries to thread a ball through for Jelavic but the Wigan defenders are equal to it and intercept.

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Jean Beausejour breaks menacingly down the left wing but his cross into the box is headed away by Baines.

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Paul Scharner goes down hurt after feeling the full force of the ball on the face but after leaving the field for a short while to recover his sense, he should be fine to continue.

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The Everton crowd are well up for this clash as they dream about the club lifting their first piece of silverware since the 1995 FA Cup.

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Leighton Baines whips a dangerous cross into the box which Sylvain Distin heads narrowly wide of the post.

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Nikica Jelavic wins the first corner of the match when his attempted cross from the left is deflected behind.

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Bright start from the Latics as Emmerson Boyce whips in a cross towards Arouna Kone but Jan Mucha is able to gather his header easily.

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Wigan get this clash under way at Goodison with both sides looking to book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

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Kick-off is just moments away but before then, Andy Halsey from Bicester writes: "Everton win today, love to see Jela get on the scoresheet plus a clean sheet 2-0 Everton COYB!"

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Newcastle fan David Robertson says: "I think Everton will win 3-0 with Leon Osman scoring first." That is 50/1 at Sky Bet.

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Jason Mills writes: "Just like to say on today's game that Wigan may come unstuck against the Toffees but the Wigan team are athletic and should put them through 2-1." I see what you did there!

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Everton head into this clash as hot favourites at 4/9 with Sky Bet to win today while Wigan are as big as 6/1, which I personally feel is a massive price. For those expecting a replay, you can get 7/2 on the draw. As I've already hinted, I reckon Wigan will edge through today so will advise Sky Bet's priceboosted scoreline of 2-0 which is 40/1. But I think it might be safer just to take the 6/1. If you totally disagree with me, Sky Bet also have a priceboost on Everton winning 4-0 at 22/1 while you might be interested in Steven Pienaar to score first at an inflated 9/1. Head now to Sky Bet to place your pre-match and in-running bets.

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As you can see from the team sheets below, Everton goalkeeper Jan Mucha makes his FA Cup debut more than two and a half years after signing for the club. With first-choice Tim Howard ruled out for possibly six weeks by two broken bones in his back, the Slovakian plays successive appearances for the first time in his Toffees career with John Heitinga and Phil Neville the two changes from last weekend's win over Reading. Wigan - for whom Premier League survival is more of a priority - make four changes from the 4-0 drubbing by Liverpool with goalkeeper Joel Robles, Antolin Alcaraz, Jordi Gomez and Callum McManaman coming in.

The Everton team is: Mucha, Coleman, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic. Subs: Springthorpe, Gibson, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Anichebe, Duffy.

The Wigan team is: Robles, Scharner, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, Gomez, Beausejour, McManaman, Kone, Maloney. Subs: Al Habsi, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Stam, Golobart, Miyaichi.

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If you'd like to air your views before kick-off then email me at christopher.hammer@bskyb.com and I'll publish as many as possible

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Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary from the first of this weekend's FA Cup quarter-finals between Everton and Wigan at Goodison Park. Kick-off is at 1245 GMT.

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