Everton prevailed against Sheffield on Wednesday and reached the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 15th goal of the season by converting Andre Gomes’ low cross.
The home side increased their record in the second half when Richarlison and Yerry Mina both headed goals from corners brought in by James Rodriguez.
Everton face Wycombe or Tottenham in the next round. These two teams will meet on Monday (19:45 GMT).
Victory means Everton have reached the fifth round for the first time since 2015/16 and are now promoted from 12 of their last 13 FA Cup games against teams from a lower division.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have done well in the Premier League too, so they will be confident that the FA Cup will last longer and possibly win a first major trophy since 1995 when they beat Manchester United in the final.
Wednesday, just before the end of the championship, got off to a good start when Adam Reach Toffees goalkeeper Robin Olsen drove from a distance to force a decent save.
But the hosts took the lead on Calvert-Lewin’s opportunistic end and the England international could have scored another goal in the second half but saw a shot from the corner that goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith had pushed away.
Two goals in three minutes of the second half ended the game as competition and Everton could have continued to improve their record, particularly Richarlison, who was twice close.
The hosts made a debut for 16-year-old Thierry Small five minutes from time when he replaced Rodriguez to become Everton’s youngest ever player.
“Everton looks as good as it looks” analysis
Former Everton winger Pat Nevin on BBC Radio 5 Live: “Everton made this a routine game by playing very, very well. There was a real professionalism, they were out for about 65 minutes.
“They are a different team with Dominic Calvert-Lewin because he gives them that focus and can play anything around him.
“He lets the ball go for a long time and puts himself in positions where creative midfielders can send balls to him. He’ll love playing with these creative players, but they’ll enjoy having him on the team too.”
“I really enjoyed seeing her at her best.”
In the form of DCL – the statistics
- Everton has now won 15 of its 23 games in all competitions this season (65%), just one less than the Toffees made all of last season (16/43 – 37%).
- Sheffield Wednesday have been eliminated from 17 of their last 18 FA Cup games against Premier League opponents, with the exception of a 1-0 win at Brighton last season.
- Carlo Ancelotti has now played nine of his eleven FA Cup games for Chelsea (7) and Everton (2) and won the competition with the Blues in 2009/10.
- James Rodríguez has registered seven assists in all competitions this season, all of which can be seen at Goodison Park – most from an Everton player who has been at home in the same campaign since 2014-15 (Ross Barkley, 8).
- Harry Kane (28) is the only English top player with more goals in all competitions than Dominic Calvert-Lewin (23) since Carlo Ancelotti’s first game for Everton in December 2019.
- 22ndGodfreyBooked at 71 minutesReplaced byKennyat the 76 ‘protocol
- 21stAndré GomesReplaced byOnyangoat the 85 ‘protocol
- 19thRodriguezReplaced bySmallat the 85 ‘protocol
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 7thRicharlisonReplaced byGordonat the 76 ‘protocol
- 9Calvert-LewinReplaced byBernardat the 67 ‘protocol
- 7thK Harris
- 10BannanReplaced byDele-Bashiruat the 68 ‘protocol
- 37GalvinReplaced byPenneyat the 60 ‘protocol
- 11To reachReplaced byMarriottat the 80 ‘protocol
- 16greenReplaced byWindassat the 45 ‘protocol
- 5PatersonReplaced bybrownat the 60 ‘protocol
End of the game, Everton 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.
The second half ends, Everton 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. The corner was caused by Séamus Coleman.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. The corner was caused by Yerry Mina.
Foul by Anthony Gordon (Everton).
Isaiah Brown (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Tyler Onyango (Everton).
Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Everton. Thierry Small replaces James Rodríguez.
Substitution, Everton. Tyler Onyango replaces André Gomes.
Handball by Anthony Gordon (Everton).
Missed attempt. Jonjoe Kenny (Everton) right footed shot from the center of the box is attempted too high.
Attempt blocked. Bernard (Everton) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Prepared by James Rodríguez.
Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Marriott replaces Adam Reach.
Foul by Mason Holgate (Everton).
Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Missed attempt. Bernard (Everton) shot with his right foot from the left side of the box goes to the right. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Julian Börner tries a through pass, but Josh Windass is offside.
Substitution, Everton. Jonjoe Kenny replaces Ben Godfrey.
Substitution, Everton. Anthony Gordon replaces Richarlison.
- You can stream five fourth round matches live on the BBC this weekend, including Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United. Find out more here.