Everton claims victory in a 5-4 masterclass showdown

Richarlison scored twice before Harry Kane forced extra time and Bernard settled a Gylfi Sigurdsson masterclass at Goodison Park.

Bernard settled a topsy-turvy FA Cup thriller as Everton beat Tottenham 5-4 after extra time to claim a place in the quarter-finals.

The hosts were second best during the opening stages at Goodison Park, either side of falling behind to Davinson Sanchez’s third-minute header, although Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson – the latter from the penalty spot – were all on target in a crazy seven-and-a-half-minute spell.

Then it was time for Tottenham’s comeback, with Erik Lamela reducing the arrears before half-time and Sanchez improbably poaching his second of the match.

Richarlison arrowed a high-quality finish beyond Hugo Lloris on the angle to convert Sigurdsson’s brilliant 68th-minute throughball and, although Harry Kane had the desired effect from the bench to bring extra time, fellow substitute Bernard had the final word.

Key Opta Facts

  • This was the highest scoring FA Cup game between two top-flight teams since February 1961, when Sheffield Wednesday won 7-2 against Manchester United.
  • In what is the 981st match of his managerial career, this was the first time a Jose Mourinho side has both scored and conceded at least four goals in a single game.
  • Mourinho saw his team concede five goals in a game for the first time since January 2015, when his Chelsea side were beaten 5-3 by Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs in the Premier League.
  • There were just seven minutes and 26 seconds between Everton’ first and third goals.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 50th goal in all competitions for Everton (159th appearance), with 26 of his goals for the Toffees coming under Carlo Ancelotti.

What’s next?

Tottenham travel to in-form Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday. After a 3-3 draw at Manchester United and this latest epic, how Everton’s Sunday fixture against Fulham might play out is anyone’s guess.

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