Spurs, Everton win to set up semifinal derbies
This season's FA Cup will be won by a team from London or Liverpool after Tottenham and Everton triumphed on Tuesday to set up capital and Merseyside semi-final derbies at Wembley next month.sports Updated: Mar 29, 2012 01:26 IST
This season's FA Cup will be won by a team from London or Liverpool after Tottenham and Everton triumphed on Tuesday to set up capital and Merseyside semi-final derbies at Wembley next month.
Spurs beat Bolton Wanderers 3-1 in an FA Cup quarter-final after the original tie was abandoned following the collapse of Bolton's Fabrice Muamba. They will now face fellow London club Chelsea in the last four.
Meanwhile, in a quarter-final replay, Everton won 2-0 away to Sunderland to set up a semi-final match against local rivals Liverpool, who've already won the League Cup at Wembley this season.
At White Hart Lane, goals late on from New Zealand's Ryan Nelsen and Gareth Bale appeared to have settled Spurs' nerves before Bolton striker Kevin Davies pulled one back for the visitors in the 90th minute.However, Louis Saha sealed Tottenham's win in stoppage time.
The original tie, at White Hart Lane on March 17, was abandoned shortly before half-time after Bolton midfielder Muamba collapsed with a cardiac arrest in an incident that sparked worldwide concern.
Meanwhile, following a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park, Everton won away to Sunderland after Nikica Jelavic gave them a first half lead before Sunderland's David Vaughan turned Jelavic's cross into his own net in the 57th minute.