FA Cup, Everton win nine-goal thriller against Tottenham: Records broken
Everton reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after overcoming Tottenham 5-4 in a dramatic encounter at Goodison Park. This was a stunning cup game on display as the match swung in both teams' favor. However, Everton snatched the decisive goal in the seventh minute of extra time. Bernard's goal was the difference in the end for the Toffees. Here are further details.
In the 981st match of his managerial career, this is the first time a Jose Mourinho side has both scored and conceded at least four goals in a single game. Mourinho has seen his team concede five goals in a game for the first time since January 2015. His former side Chelsea were beaten 5-3 by Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs in the Premier League.
Davinson Sanchez headed in from a corner in the third minute to hand Spurs the lead. Everton scored thrice inside eight minutes before half-time before Erik Lamela netted home in the closing seconds of the first half. Sanchez scored another as Richarlison got his second to see Everton gain momentum. Harry Kane got the equalizer in the 83rd minute as Bernard scored the winner.
As per Opta, Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 50th goal in all competitions for Everton in his 159th appearance for the side. 26 of his goals for the Toffees have come under Carlo Ancelotti. Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson became the first Everton player to assist three goals in a single match since Steven Pienaar against Fulham in a Premier League tie in April 2012.
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.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has now scored 209 goals in 318 appearances in all competitions. He is now the second-highest scorer in the club's history behind only Jimmy Greaves (266 goals in 379 appearances). Kane has now amassed 21 goals this season across competitions.