Everton progress at the expense of Fulham

Updated: January 28, 2012

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Everton overcame Fulham for the first time since 1924 to qualify for the fifth round of the FA Cup after Marouane Feillani’s second half header sealed victory for the Toffees.

The 2009 finalists beat Martin Jol’s Fulham despite Danny Murphy’s first half penalty, that put the Cottagers ahead, but Denis Stracqualusri’s equaliser levelled the scores before Marouane Feillani won the tie late on for Everton.

Johnny Heitinga gave away a penalty for Fulham in the 13th minute which allowed former Liverpool stalwart Danny Murphy to tuck the ball away from close range to put the visitors ahead from 12 yards early on in the tie.

Stracqualursi equalised in the 27th minute when his header met the cross of on-loan midfielder Landon Donovan’s cross to put Everton back in the game.

Feillani scored the winner in the second half after Donovan crossed the ball to the Belgian midfielder to head home from midfield to win the game for David Moyes’ side.

Fulham attempted to battle back to stay in the draw for the fifth round but to no avail for Matin Jol’s side as they crashed out of the FA Cup much to the manager’s dismay.

Everton are now at 17 to 1 to win the FA Cup outright, with a host of other Premier League teams ahead of the Toffees favourites win the cup/

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