Report as Cenk Tosun’s early Everton opener is cancelled out by Matt Olosunde as Championship strugglers Rotherham take Premier League side to extra time before Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 93rd-minute winner in FA Cup third round
Saturday 9 January 2021 15:01, UK
Everton needed extra-time an Abdoulaye Doucoure winner to see off Lincoln 2-1 and avoid an FA Cup third-round upset at Goodison Park.
Carlo Ancelotti left out top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, but their replacements were second-best for much of the 120 minutes at Goodison Park.
Rotherham, with just one win in their previous nine games, made six changes of their own but looked far more cohesive and they deserved more than just Matt Olosunde’s maiden senior goal for their efforts.
Cenk Tosun’s first strike for Everton since November 2019 was cancelled out just after half-time by the former Manchester United academy graduate, who won a solitary cap for the United States in 2018.
Substitute Doucoure scored the eventual winner three minutes into the additional period but it was far from comfortable for Ancelotti’s side, who progressed to the fourth round for only the second time in five seasons.
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FA Cup 2020/21 – key dates and draw
The FA Cup schedule has been confirmed, with the final scheduled at Wembley on Saturday May 15.
There will be no replays this season to help ease fixture congestion.
The draw for both the fourth and fifth rounds will take place on Monday January 11, ahead of the third-round tie between Stockport and West Ham.
- Fourth round: Saturday January 23
- Fifth round: Wednesday February 10
- Quarter-finals: Saturday March 20
- Semi-finals: Saturday April 17
- Final: Saturday May 15
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