Everton and Sunderland must meet again for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals after battling out a draw at Goodison Park.

Phil Bardsley's powerful free-kick gave Sunderland an early lead but after Tim Cahill headed the home side level it was a tale of almost unbroken pressure from David Moyes's men in this sixth-round tie.

Everton's Royston Drenthe struck the crossbar and Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet made a succession of fine saves - most notably in the closing moments with a double stop from John Heitinga and Nikica Jelavic.

The visitors' vast travelling support celebrated the result noisily at the final whistle but manager Martin O'Neill will know his side spent virtually the entire second half on the back foot and there is still much work to do in the replay at the Stadium of Light before an appearance at Wembley can be contemplated.

BOGEY TEAM EVERTON

Everton's unbeaten run against Sunderland stretches to 16 matches. They have won 11 and drawn five against the Black Cats - in the Premier League and FA Cup - since Sunderland's 1-0 home victory in December 2001.

Moyes restored the six players he rested for the Merseyside derby defeat at Liverpool - but Everton still started sluggishly as Sunderland were roared forward by 6,000 fans.

The Toffees were furious when justifiable penalty claims were ignored by referee Andre Marriner as Drenthe was brought down by Craig Gardner, and their frustration increased as the Black Cats took an early lead.

Sunderland caught Everton napping with a free-kick as Bardsley was afforded too much time and space to pick the ball up from Jack Colback and drill a low drive past keeper Tim Howard from 25 yards.

Everton were struggling to match Sunderland's early tempo but were back on level terms after 23 minutes with a goal that carried plenty of skill but also a little good fortune. Leighton Baines's cross found Jelavic, and even though his header was going off target Cahill reacted instantly to steer it past Mignolet.

Moyes's side finally found their rhythm to end the half in the ascendancy, as Sylvain Distin shot wide after Mignolet saved Cahill's header and Drenthe curled in a long-range free-kick that glanced off the woodwork.

Everton continued to show the greater urgency as the second half progressed, with Mignolet scrambling after he fumbled Cahill's shot, then watching in relief as Jelavic's header landed inches over with the keeper beaten.

As the hosts continued to press, Mignolet was heroic again as he preserved Sunderland's draw with a fine double save with three minutes remaining. He plunged low to his right to save from Heitinga then recovered his ground superbly to block Jelavic's angled finish.

It was the last anxious moment for Sunderland and the joy from their supporters when referee Marriner blew the final whistle, earning a replay on 27 March, made it clear which team was happier with the result.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 03 Baines
  • 05 Heitinga Booked
  • 15 Distin Booked
  • 18 Neville Booked
  • 23 Coleman (Gueye - 72' )
  • 10 Drenthe (Stracqualursi - 85' )
  • 17 Cahill
  • 21 Osman
  • 25 Fellaini
  • 07 Jelavic

Substitutes

  • 12 Hahnemann
  • 02 Hibbert
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 11 Stracqualursi
  • 14 McFadden
  • 19 Gueye
  • 28 Anichebe

Sunderland

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 02 Bardsley
  • 03 Bridge
  • 04 Turner Booked
  • 16 O'Shea
  • 07 Larsson
  • 08 Gardner
  • 14 Colback
  • 23 McClean
  • 09 Campbell (Vaughan - 73' )
  • 52 Bendtner Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Gordon
  • 12 Kilgallon
  • 25 Kyrgiakos
  • 15 Vaughan
  • 18 Meyler
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 10 Wickham
Ref: Marriner
Att: 38,875

Match Stats

Shots

19 5

On target

9 2

Corners

6 5

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Jack Colback. Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

90:00 +1:10

Centre by James McClean.

87:29

A cross is delivered by Marouane Fellaini.

87:02

Leighton Baines takes a outswinging corner.

86:50

Shot by Nikica Jelavic. Simon Mignolet makes a fantastic save.

86:39

Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

86:03

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Nicklas Bendtner manages to make a clearance.

84:11 Substitution

Substitution Royston Drenthe goes off and Denis Stracqualursi comes on.

80:54

The ball is sent over by Magaye Gueye.

77:12

Foul by Royston Drenthe on Jack Colback, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

76:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Nicklas Bendtner. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.

72:57 Substitution

Substitution (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with David Vaughan coming on for Fraizer Campbell.

72:29

Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe. Tim Cahill takes the direct free kick.

71:35 Substitution

Substitution Magaye Gueye comes on in place of Seamus Coleman.

70:56

Nikica Jelavic produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Blocked by John O'Shea.

69:04

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

68:29

Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

68:29 Booking

Booking Caution for Michael Turner.

68:24

Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic.

66:47

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

66:07

Direct free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

66:07 Booking

Booking Sylvain Distin shown a yellow card.

66:01

Foul by Sylvain Distin on Fraizer Campbell, free kick awarded.

64:27

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Royston Drenthe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

64:10

Marouane Fellaini crosses the ball.

62:43

Phillip Bardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Fellaini. Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Nikica Jelavic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

61:37

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Seamus Coleman results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

60:55

Leon Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner. Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

59:18

Unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe by Craig Gardner results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing.

57:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Jack Colback. Michael Turner takes the free kick.

56:21

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leon Osman, Tim Cahill takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

53:37

Effort from inside the area by Seamus Coleman misses to the right of the target.

53:02

Nicklas Bendtner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

51:16

Fraizer Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Distin. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

50:59

Effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from 12 yards.

50:01

Tim Cahill has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

48:37

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McClean. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left wing.

45:52

Jack Colback takes a shot from 25 yards. Save made by Tim Howard.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:27

Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line played to the near post, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:44

Royston Drenthe takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Craig Gardner.

44:04

Shot by Leon Osman. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

43:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by John O'Shea. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

41:38

Seamus Coleman fouled by Wayne Bridge, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Royston Drenthe from the free kick,

39:52

Foul by James McClean on Phil Neville, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.

39:09

Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

35:54

Sebastian Larsson challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

34:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leon Osman, Tim Cahill takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet. Sylvain Distin produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

33:34

Craig Gardner takes a shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Marouane Fellaini.

31:47

Effort from inside the area by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the goal.

30:30

Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

30:30 Booking

Booking Johnny Heitinga booked.

30:23

Foul by Johnny Heitinga on James McClean, free kick awarded.

29:10

Short corner taken by Leighton Baines.

27:14

Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

27:14 Booking

Booking Nicklas Bendtner is shown a yellow card.

27:07

Foul by Nicklas Bendtner on Phil Neville, free kick awarded.

25:00

Nicklas Bendtner challenges Phil Neville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

24:22

Nicklas Bendtner challenges Phil Neville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

22:55

The assist for the goal came from Nikica Jelavic.

22:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Tim Cahill - Everton 1 - 1 Sunderland Tim Cahill scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Everton 1-1 Sunderland.

22:51

The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines,

21:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicklas Bendtner by Royston Drenthe. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from right wing.

17:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phillip Bardsley on Tim Cahill. Johnny Heitinga has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

17:14

The ball is delivered by Phillip Bardsley, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by James McClean goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

16:08

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, clearance made by Phil Neville.

14:02

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

12:13

Leon Osman has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

11:26

Jack Colback provided the assist for the goal.

11:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Phillip Bardsley - Everton 0 - 1 Sunderland Phillip Bardsley gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 0-1 Sunderland.

10:43

Unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Leighton Baines results in a free kick. Jack Colback restarts play with the free kick.

8:23

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left wing, clearance by Tim Cahill.

8:23 Booking

Booking Phil Neville receives a caution.

8:20

Foul by Phil Neville on James McClean, free kick awarded.

5:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Colback played to the near post, Royston Drenthe manages to make a clearance.

4:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson, Tim Cahill makes a clearance.

4:05

A cross is delivered by James McClean, clearance made by Phil Neville.

2:42

Headed effort on goal by Leon Osman from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

0:58

Sylvain Distin challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by James McClean misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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