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Sunday, 17 February 2013

FA Cup Game of the Week: Oldham 2-2 Everton

Everton thought that they had sealed a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup until substitute Matt Smith headed in the equaliser with the last second of the game.

Oldham had taken a shock lead through Jordan Obita after Oldham caught Everton on the counter attack and Lee Croft's miss hit shot went in after he tapped it in. But Everton replied eleven minutes later with Victor Anichebe smashing in a shot on the turn.

After half time Everton caught Oldham napping and Phil Jagielka happily headed in Everton's second goal of the night. However Oldham forced loads of pressure onto Everton and finally found the goal through 6"6 striker Matt Smith. But there is some controversy over whether the Oldham goalkeeper used his hand to force it into the net. I disagree but I see some people's point. It did look like it hit the arm of the goalie but Smith's head was right next to the arm.

Matt Smith has now engraved  himself in Oldham history. He scored two goals against Liverpool to knock them out and he has now earned the Latics a replay at Goodison Park.

The other FA Cup results Luton 0-3 Millwall, Arsenal 0-1 Blackburn, MK Dons 1-3 Barnsley.

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