Cheltenham Town 1-5 Everton
The FA Cup with Budweiser
Third Round Proper
7.45pm, Monday 7 January 2013
Whaddon Road, Cheltenham Town FC
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by Chris Hatherall
Everton made it through to the Fourth Round of The FA Cup in comfortable fashion following an emphatic 5-1 victory at League Two side Cheltenham.
David Moyes' side earned a tie against Sunderland or Bolton after Nikica Jelavic, Leighton Baines, Leon Osman, Seamus Coleman and Marouane Fellaini all found the net at Whaddon Road.
Russell Penn did reply for Cheltenham, but his goal came when the home side were already 3-0 down and last season's Semi-Finalists never looked in serious trouble.
And now the Blues have set their sights on lifting the famous trophy.
If there were any nerves for the Premier League side they were soon settled when Jelavic poked home a shot after Fellaini's effort had cannoned back off the woodwork in only the 12th minute.
Baines fired home a penalty in the 21st minute, given for a foul by Bennett on Fellaini, before Osman, set up by the excellent Baines, smashed home a fine effort just after the break.
Cheltenham's reply came two minutes later, in the 51st minute, when Penn scored at the near post.
But Everton's response was to score again - this time Coleman cleverly lofting a shot into the net for 4-1 after good work by Anichibe.
Fellaini then scored one himself from close range in the last minute to ensure their place in the next round.
Cheltenham manager Mark Yates said: "We started well and had a couple of half chances, but they had a shot that hit the post and a poacher to finish it.
"We thought the penalty was a little harsh then we conceded a couple of soft goals, but we kept going.
"We conceded a bad goal early in the second half, but credit to my guys they kept going.
"I am really proud. I am glad the game is out of the way because now we can concentrate on getting promotion."
He added: "With the weather and a couple of postponements it has been a bit bitty for us recently but now we can concentrate on the league.
"I am proud of them and we can focus on the second half of the season. I want to get promotion."
As for a delighted Everton, England midfielder Leon Osman said: "Each round is important and we had to get the job done.
"At the start of each half they came out with fight and made it difficult, so the early goals were important."
Everton captain Phil Neville added: "The manager played his full-strength team.
"He wasn't happy at half-time and we had to step it up. The early goals killed their enthusiasm but they never gave up.
"David Moyes told us yesterday he wants to win The FA Cup. We've got one game a week now all season so tiredness shouldn't be an issue."
Brown, Jombati, Bennett, Elliott, Jones, McGlashan (Deering 80), Pack, Carter (Taylor 66), Mohamed, Penn, Goulding (Duffy 66). Subs: Roberts, Lowe, Hooman, Harrad.
Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines (Gueye 63), Neville, Osman (Naismith 68), Anichebe, Fellaini, Oviedo, Jelavic (Hitzlsperger 80). Subs: Mucha, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy.
Referee Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Cheltenham Town 1-5 Everton
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