Everton are via to the FA Cup quarter-finals after a wild 5-Four win after extra-time over Tottenham Hotspur.
It was a thriller from the off and it was Brazilian winger Bernard who was the hero, regardless of Harry Kane turning into Spurs’ second highest scorer of their historical past together with his 209th for the membership.
It regarded like the sport was the Lilywhites’ for the taking and so they opened the scoring after three minutes via Davinson Sanchez, and so they had loads of possibilities to make it extra.
Their opponents, although, had different concepts, and in a shocking seven minutes spell made it 3-1 with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, and a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty, leaving Spurs rocked, however Erik Lamela pulled one again earlier than half-time.
Harry Kane entered the fray as an injured Calvert-Lewin left it for the Toffees, which is able to fear them significantly, and Sanchez’s second had it degree earlier than one other Richarlison purpose put the rating at 4-3.
Kane, although, made it all-square simply because it regarded just like the hosts have been set to sneak it, sending the match to extra-time.
Bernard, although, was the tie-winner ultimately as his fantastically timed run and end made it 5-Four after extra-time.
Spurs might have had the lead with not even a minute on the clock however Robin Olsen did nicely to paw away an Erik Lamela header, whereas Lucas Moura’s observe up was wild and nicely over the bar.
However they might be forward moments later, Sanchez rose larger than a number of Everton gamers round him to look residence Heung-Min Son’s nook.
Spurs have been wanting slick too, and deserving of the lead and Son noticed an effort saved after some devilment and dashing from Lamela and Moura on the sting of the world.
Everton did trigger some chaos after 16 minutes with Richarlison having a shot block and Ben Godfrey seeing a lashed lengthy ranger parried by Hugo Lloris.
Moments later a cross by some means discovered its method throughout the Spurs penalty space and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s shot deflected off Ben Davies and was then tipped onto the publish by the alert Lloris.
It was then Olsen’s flip to be alert, stopping efforts from Son and Lamela after good strikes from Spurs, earlier than Bergwijn rattled in one other which was stopped and Spurs have been to rue their profligacy.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg misplaced the ball in midfield and, after some fast interaction, Gylfi Sigurdsson clipped the ball as much as Calvert-Lewin and his blasted volley clattered off Lloris’ gloves and into the again of the online. The Frenchman gained’t wish to see that again.
And it was 2-1 earlier than Spurs might actually get their bearings proper as Richarlison cracked residence from exterior the penalty space.
Two minutes and 35 seconds – the sport had been flipped on its head.
And as they sought the refuge of the altering at half-time, the place they may regroup, they have been undone a 3rd time.
Hojbjerg added to his woeful night by dropping sight of Calvert-Lewin and clipping the England striker, who used his motion excellently to win a penalty.
Former Spurs ace Gylfi Sigurdsson didn’t even want to search out the nook from 12-yards, cooly sending Lloris the improper method.
When you thought that was it earlier than the break, suppose once more.
Lamela has regarded brilliant in his final appearances for Spurs and he burst via on purpose, due to pretty move from Son, and clipped residence to make it 3-2 on the break.
After an uneventful opening 5 minutes of the second interval, Mourinho turned to his star man, changing Bergwijn with Kane.
On the identical time, Calvert-Lewin was pressured off via damage, an enormous blow for Everton, and weak bench meant Seamus Coleman entered the fray at right-wing.
Colombian defender Sanchez had solely netted one purpose in his Spurs profession previous to this match, and he made it a brace on the night time simply earlier than the hour-mark.
Toby Alderwerield’s header from one other Son nook was palmed away by Olsen and, regardless of being wrestled by Sigurdsson, Sanchez was in a position to poke into the again of the online – all sq..
This recreation, although, was nowhere close to over and Richarlison left Spurs reeling with 22 minutes to go.
A perfectly curved run noticed him onside to obtain a candy Sigurdsson move which he duly rifled past Lloris.
With Kane on the pitch, it was solely a matter of time earlier than he scored however he left it late to seize one other equaliser.
With seven minutes to go, he resumed his telepathic reference to Son and nodded residence on the again publish as Everton did not clear their strains from one other nook.
It was a strike which took an outrageous match to extra-time as Kane grew to become Tottenham’s second highest goalscorer of their historical past, shifting one purpose forward of Bobby Smith with 209, having equaled him in opposition to West Brom on the weekend.
Within the added 30, it was Everton who struck first as Sigurdsson, with and glorious move, discovered Bernard’s sensationally timed run to fit residence and make it 5-Four and Spurs, this time, simply couldn’t mount one final comeback.