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Everton curtail Oldham's FA Cup adventure

Published on Feb 27, 2013 6:03 AM
Everton's Kevin Mirallas (R) challenged by Oldham Athletic's Jean Yves Mvoto during their FA Cup fifth round replay soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England, February 26, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) - Everton succeeded where Merseyside rivals Liverpool had failed by beating Oldham Athletic 3-1 on Tuesday to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Third-tier Oldham eliminated Liverpool in round four and held Everton to a 2-2 draw in their initial fifth-round meeting 10 days ago, but their cup heroics were ended in the replay at Goodison Park.

Goals from Kevin Mirallas, Leighton Baines and Leon Osman took David Moyes' side into the last eight, where they will face Wigan Athletic, with Oldham's cup talisman Matt Smith replying for the visitors.

Beaten semi-finalists in last season's competition, Everton were without the injured Marouane Fellaini but made a purposeful start and took the lead in the 15th minute.

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