The Young Blues prevailed in an exciting encounter at the bet365 stadium after the game ended 2-2 after extra-time.
Goal machine, Ellis Simms, led the line for Everton and he fired home the opener from Anthony Gordon's cross inside three minutes.
Mackenzie Hunt then doubled the lead for the visitors with a cracking effort from the edge of the box that went in off the underside of the crossbar.
However, as Stoke pushed in the second half, Ethon Varian halved their deficit with 19 minutes of the regulation 90 to go and he levelled matters at the death to force extra time, with Everton picking up an incredible eight yellow cards!
Three fantastic saved penalties by Harry Tyrer in the shootout ensured that Everton progressed to the 5th Round, with Hughes, Hunt and Astley converting their spot-kicks.
Everton U18s: Tyrer, Zuk [Y:60'], Warren, Joe Anderson [Y:103'], Astley, Iversen [Y:58'] (104' Quirk [Y:107']), Adedoyin (81' McKeown), Carroll (45' Hughes [Y:75']), Simms [Y:90'], Hunt [Y:88'], Gordon [Y:45'] (100' Dobbin).
Subs not Used: Barrett.
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1 Posted 09/01/2019 at 10:58:09
2 Posted 10/01/2019 at 17:31:13
3 Posted 10/01/2019 at 19:14:10
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5 Posted 10/01/2019 at 19:21:07
6 Posted 10/01/2019 at 19:28:03
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8 Posted 10/01/2019 at 19:44:23
Is he that good? No idea myself but stats v good.
9 Posted 10/01/2019 at 19:55:47
Since then, Stoke have settled down a bit, but still 'Stoke just havent been able to test Everton keeper Harry Tyrer enough.'
Sounds a good mix then of taking our chances when they come, and being solid in defence.
A good cup run is on!
10 Posted 10/01/2019 at 20:20:43
Simms has played a few games for U23's . He was given a starting place in the recent game vs Bayern Munich in some European format. It was shown live on the Everton website. He is an 18 yr old lad, who struggled, physically in the above game and didn't get many touches at all. Their defenders were too quick and strong for him and he's a number of years away from any 1st team chance.
11 Posted 10/01/2019 at 20:47:06
12 Posted 10/01/2019 at 20:53:38
13 Posted 10/01/2019 at 20:55:42
14 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:00:43
15 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:07:02
Maybe the coach (I don't know who he is) can motivate them going into extra time.
16 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:20:38
Now up to EIGHT yellow cards for Everton, with just the one for Stoke. 2-2 at half-time of extra-time still...
17 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:22:44
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19 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:29:51
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22 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:45:30
Stoke 1-1 Everton - Simms
Stoke 1-1 Everton - SAVED!!!
Stoke 1-2 Everton - Hunt
Stoke 1-2 Everton - SAVED AGAIN!!!
Stoke 1-3 Everton - Astley
Stoke 1-3 Everton - SAVED AGAIN!!!
23 Posted 10/01/2019 at 21:47:28
24 Posted 10/01/2019 at 22:05:49
25 Posted 10/01/2019 at 22:23:30
26 Posted 10/01/2019 at 23:02:19
It's always good to know how the kids are doing. The club did use Facebook to televise the U23s at one time but I guess nobody can be bothered with the younger players.
27 Posted 10/01/2019 at 23:10:40
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33 Posted 12/01/2019 at 12:12:26
Blistering pace by Anthony Gordon in setting up Simms for the first goal. Sweet strike by Hunt for the second.
The 'keeper Harry Tyrer was unfortunate for the two Stoke goals, but immense in the penalty shoot-out – three great saves.
He has an interesting technique on penalties that may aid him. He stands a stride behind his goal line, then moves forward as the penalty taker strikes the ball and is not only a couple of strides forward of his goal line to cut down the angle more, but also guessing which way the ball is going. Impressive.
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