Wednesday night Everton-Tottenham Hotspur will enter the books as one of the most spectacular matches of the 2021 football year, with numbers seven and eight of the Premier League making it a breathtaking FA Cup night: 4-4 after ninety minutes, after which Everton in the extra time triumph dragged in.
Davinson Sánchez opened the ball after three minutes: the Colombian ex-Ajacied took care of the early 0-1 with a backward headball, which remained on the plates for a long time, but after minute 36 it went hard: in the last ten minutes of rest the score was to 3-2 (!) lifted. Dominic Calvert-Lewin equaled after a quick counterattack, Richarlison moved into 2-1 not much later, Gylfi Sigurdsson even shot Everton‘s third and Erik Lamela did something back on behalf of Tottenham before rest.
In the second half of the regular playing time, just after Steven Bergwijn was relieved by Harry Kane, Tottenham completed the comeback. Sánchez shot his second of the evening up close: 3-3. Not long after that, however, Spurs had to go back in pursuit: Richarlison entered the sixteen meters and shot the ball from a difficult angle past Hugo Lloris. However, the North Londoners could count on their king couple: Heung-Min Son delivered the assist just before time, Kane headed up close the 4-4.
So the FA Cup thriller got another encore. Also in the thirty extra minutes the goal was found: Sigurdsson put the ball behind the last Spurs line, Bernard smashed the 5-4 against the ropes from an awkward angle. Tottenham didn‘t have that back. Especially Kane tried it on the other side, but Everton defended with man and power, pulled the 5-4 over the line and was allowed to report in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.