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Venue: Goodison Park
FA Cup
Thursday 3 March 2022; 8:15pm
2 0
Boreham Wood
Rondon 57', 83'
Half Time: 0 - 0 
Attendance: 38,836
Rnd 5
Referee: Tony Harrington

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  Patterson (Richarlison 46')
  Keane (Price 89')
  Mykolenko (Coleman 60')
  Allan (Welch 89')
  Gordon (Dobbin 86')
  Subs not used
  Calvert-Lewin (injured)
  Davies (injured)
  Delph (injured)
  Godfrey (injured)
  Gomes (injured)
  Gray (ill)
  Mina (injured)
  Broadhead (loan)
  Gbamin (loan)
  Kean (loan)
  Nkounkou (loan)
  Simms (loan)
  Virginia (loan)

  Evans booked
  K. Smith (Smith 74')
  Ricketts (Comley 69')
  Boden (Ranger 89')
  Marsh (Clifton 90')
  Subs not used

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Cup Scores
C Palace 2-1 Stoke
Middlesbrough 1-0 Tottenham
Peterborough 0-2 Man City
Liverpool 2-1 Norwich
Luton 2-3 Chelsea
Southampton 3-1 West Ham
Everton 2-0 Boreham Wood
Nott'm Forest - Huddersfield

Match Report

Everton made hard work of non-league Boreham Wood but eventually did enough to see the Hertfordshire side off to secure their place in the Quarter Finals thanks to two second-half goals from Salomon Rondon.

The two sides had gone into the interval level at 0-0 after a soporific first 45 minutes in which the Blues had almost all the possession but lacked the tempo and guile in their play to break their un-fancied opponents down.

Vitalii Mykolenko, given another warm show of support before kick-off and made honorary captain for the evening on his first start since facing Brentford in the previous round, had the first chance of the contest when his placed shot was beaten away by Taye Ashby-Hammond while Abdoulaye Doucouré lashed an effort into the side-netting.

Overall, though, Everton's play was far too deliberate and ponderous and while debutant Nathan Patterson was producing some tidy work from right wing-back and Anthony Gordon tested the keeper with a shot from 20 yards that was also pushed away, the hosts left the field for half-time having considerably underwhelmed the sell-out crowd.

Richarlison's introduction at half-time for the unfortunate Patterson injected the requisite urgency into Everton's play and Mykolenko almost served up the opener with a dangerous ball across the face of goal but Rondon just couldn't reach it on the stretch.

The Venezuelan should have opened his account in the 51st minute, however, when Jonjoe Kenny whipped a perfect cross in from the right but Rondon didn't get sufficiently over the ball and put a free header inches over the crossbar.

The same combination did yield the opening goal six minutes later, though. This time Kenny delivered a measured low cross towards the near post that Rondon swept in between Ashby-Hammond and the upright.

Michael Keane headed over from a corner, Gordon forced two more saves from the Boreham Wood keeper and, after Mykolenko had been forced off with an injury, Richarlison thought he had doubled the lead. Gordon's in-swinging shot came off Conor Stevens and struck the Brazilian forward allowing him to stab the loose ball home but after a check of the replays by the Video Assistant Referee, the goal was harshly ruled out for handball.

Ashby-Hammond denied Richarlison's terrific low shot with a quarter of an hour left but he couldn't prevent Rondon from scoring his second in the 83rd minute. A corner on the left was taken short to Andros Townsend and his dangerous cross was met with a firm header from Rondon that had crossed the line before the keeper pushed it out again, the goal-line decision system informing the referee that it was, indeed, a goal.

Frank Lampard withdrew Gordon for Lewis Dobbin and then Allan and Michael Keane for youngsters Issac Price and Reece Welch as the Blues wound the game down.

For Boreham Wood, it was, no doubt, a memorable night, particularly for their Evertonian right-back Kane Smith who had to depart during the second period because of injury. In the end, their only effort on goal was a wayward shot by Tyrone Marsh gifted to him by Jarrad Branthwaite.

Everton, meanwhile, did a professional enough if rather dull job and progressed, as expected, to a tie in the last eight against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park later this month.

Lyndon Lloyd

Matchday Updates

Two goals from Salomon Rondon saw Everton ultimately get past Boreham Wood into the FA Cup 6th Round at Goodison Park but it was hard work.

The non-league club will make the journey north from Hertfordshire for the biggest game of their history to-date, a sell-out under the lights on Merseyside… but for Everton it will be a case of focusing on the job at hand and getting through to the last eight with the minimum of fuss.

Vitalii Mykolenko is in the starting XI. Mykolenko hasn't started a match for the Toffees since the tie against Brentford in the last round due to a bout of Covid-19 and the form of Jonjoe Kenny who has excelled in two of the three games where he has been asked to deputise at left-back, and has been made captain for the night by Frank Lampard.

Nathan Patterson, Jarrad Branthwaite, Andros Townsend Fand Jonjoe Kenny also feature in the starting line-up with Jason Pickford, Damari Gray, Andre Gomes and Dominic Calvert-Lewin rested.

From the Under-23s, Reece Welch, Ryan Astley, Lewis Dobbin and Isaac Price are all on the bench (Tyler Onyango is out injured with a hernia problem).

The visitors kicked off in their dapper black kit, purchased for them by Everton to avoid a colour clash. and pushed up into the Everton half crossing over the Everton goal.

Townsend put an early cross into the hands of Ashby-Hammond but Boreham Wood were soon back in Everton's half and pushing their luck.

In Everton's first real attack, Mykolenko was set up for a shot by Doucouré but it was a routine save for the keeper. Doucouré tried himself from a narrow angle and drove it behind.

Gordon was fouled just outside the dee, and put it into the wall himself after a Townsend fake. Rondon got forward and forced a good save before he was flagged offside.

Patterson forced the first corner, Gordon playing it short to Townsend and then picking it up in order to play in Branthwaite whose shot was off-target.

After getting close to the Boreham Wood goal a few times in the first 15 minutes, the Blues started to struggle a little, with the National Leaguers sitting deep and making Everton work to create anything.

Allan was fouled for another Everton free-kick. This one Townsend put in too low and it was headed clear by the second defender.

Things had pretty much stalled by the half-hour with Everton making very hard work of it, and being forced to recycle a number of times until Townsend overhit his cross.

Finally a better move down the middle, driven by Gordon, but again the cross from Townsend was off. Patterson tried but he couldn't dig out a decent cross under pressure on the goalline.

After a long spell of frustrated probing, Gordon put in a teasing shot, forcing Ashby-Hammond to parry and it could have gone anywhere but a Boreham Wood defender cleared it away calmly.

A mistake by Branthwaite in the middle was not capitalized on and Everton resumed the methodical (or just plain slow) building into forward areas, Kenny overhitting his cross and Gordon getting dispossessed a little too easily.

Play then stopped for a medical emergency in the Lower Bullens. When it restarted in Everton's half, Boreham Wood almost fashioned a chance but played it too softly into Begovic's hands.

When Everton attacked again, it was the same old story now, with another rubbish cross from Townsend wasted. A more spirited attacking move followed but again the cross was shockingly poor, with just 2 minutes added for the medical emergency.

Everton's increasingly slow and sloppy play had really come nowhere near scoring and late corner from Gordon was lacking quality, easily cleared. A pretty awful half to be brutally honest, Everton have been rubbish.

At least Frank Lampard had a sense of what could happen here… but he switched Richarlsion in for Patterson rather than the dreadful Townsend after the break.

In a much more fluid move, Mykolenko cut in and crossed hard and low between the keeper and Rondon. But Richarsions's first touches were disappointing. However, Kenny fired in a great cross that Rondon should have buried but he headed over.

Gordon spun beautifully and rocketed down the left but then overran the ball. The ref decided to waste time by having a long talk to the Boreham Wood goalkeeper, about time-wasting or not putting the ball down in the right place?

THat saw some dreadful playing out from the back by Everton, Branthwaite string to Marsh who tried his luck.

More really slow and sloppy recycling saw a decent ball finally put in very well from the right by Kenny and a very clever touch by Rondon saw the ball turned in superbly at the near post.

Mykolenko put in a good ball off a corner that Keane headed lamely wide as Mykolenko went down after a knock he had gotten, and he went off, Coleman on in his place.

Allan tried to play onRicharlison with a ball over the top but it was always going away from goal. Townsend, Richarlison and Rondon tried to play some intricate stuff through the middle but they were stalled.

Everton now pressed with much more intent but found it hard to create a clear shot amidst a packed Boreham Wood defence that finally cleared the ball but they could not shape ab attack.

Gordon almost got to a one-two with Richarlison that would have been good to see.The one-way traffic pattern resumed but it was more down a host of cul-de-sacs rather than a highway to the Boreham Wood goal, Gordon resorting to a lashed shot over the goal.

Next attempt, Gordon fired in another good one, that hit a defender then Richarlison and bobbled over the line. But VAR said it hit his arm and ruled it out.

Gordon tried again to do it all himself, cutting back nicely but the keeper was able to get down and save his low shot.

Richarlison seemed to really strike an absolute zinger what would have gone in off the post but Ashby-Hammond got across brilliantly to parry it away.

From the recycled corner, Allan blazed well over. Marsh then intimidated Keane driving him into the Everton area and it needed Kenny to come across and clear.

Another chance for Gordon but he got well under his shot. Everton tried to build again but were stalled… again. A better rove looked to have set up Richarlison but his first touch was too strong and a defender intercepted.

From the corner, Rondon powered a header in that the keeper saved but he was well over the line and the ref signalled Everton's second goal to finally secure the win.

Dobbin replaced Gordon, as Rondon thought he might get a Patrick when he tried to lob Ashby-Hammond, but he was offside anyway.

The Blue shirts were lining up to take potshots in the last few minutes but Boreham Wood did a good job by not going any further behind. Price and Welch came on for their senior debuts before the final minutes.

Everton: Begovic, Patterson (46' Richarlison), Keane (89' Welch), Branthwaite, Mykolenko (59' Coleman), Kenny, Doucoure, Allan (89' Price), Townsend, Gordon (86' Dobbin), Rondon.
Subs not Used: Lonergan, Holgate, Iwobi, Astley.

Boreham Wood: Evans [Y:57'], Stephens, Stevens, Mendy Mendy, K Smith (74' C Smith), Ricketts (69' Comley), Rees, Raymond, Boden (89' Ranger), Marsh (90' Clifton).
Subs not Used: Ashmore, Fyfield.

Attendance: 38,836

Michael Kenrick

Match Preview

Everton and Boreham Wood play the penultimate tie of the FA Cup Fifth Round on Thursday evening in front of a televised audience at Goodison Park.

The non-league club will make the journey north from Hertfordshire for the biggest game of their history to-date, a sell-out under the lights on Merseyside… but for Everton it will be a case of focusing on the job at hand and getting through to the last eight with the minimum of fuss.

Vitalii Mykolenko will be in the starting XI, Frank Lampard has confirmed. The young Ukrainian full-back will be one of a number of anticipated changes to the side that started against Manchester City last Saturday as the manager looks to negotiate his way past the non-league side.

Mykolenko hasn't started a match for the Toffees since the tie against Brentford in the last round due to a bout of Covid-19 and the form of Jonjoe Kenny who has excelled in two of the three games where he has been asked to deputise at left-back.

Mykolenko, an £18m signing from Dynamo Kyiv in the January transfer window, received an emotional show of support from Everton and its fans last weekend following Russia's unprovoked invasion of his homeland.

The 22-year-old was in the squad to face City but didn't play and he is now lined up to take the field for the first time since the conflict escalated with Vladimir Putin's decision to send troops into Ukraine last week.

"Mykolenko will play," Lampard said today. "That was a decision I made regardless of the outside situation — purely on a football decision.

"Of course, you have to be very aware of the life decision for him. We'll see about any kind of gesture but the fact is he's starting the game.

"It feels like the training and potential of playing is a relief. We're giving him all the support and I'm sure he feels that from our end.

"He's also a new player here. There are so many things that have happened to him — he's a young man coming over here, moving to a new country, different city, different football club and he's now having to contend with all of this.

"He has all of our support."

While Lampard felt moved to announce Mykolenko's starting role, he has only alluded to the fact that Everton's other new full-back, Nathan Patterson, “will get his chance” without being any more specific.

Patterson has yet to make his senior debut for the Toffees since joining from Rangers but has had one impressive outing for the Under-23s. He will be hoping to be involved tomorrow evening if his manager elects to give both Seamus Coleman and Jonjoe Kenny a rest.

In midfield, there could be opportunities for André Gomes, Andros Townsend and even Tyler Onyango at some point while up front Salomon Rondon could make a rare start. (Update: Onyango misses out with a hernia problem.)

For the visitors, it will be a very special occasion for Evertonian Kane Smith who celebrated his club's win in the last round at Bournemouth by revealing that he had been wearing a Tony Hibbert jersey underneath his Boreham Wood shirt.

While it's a dream tie for Smith, Lampard and his men will be hoping that Boreham Wood are despatched in the same fashion as the last two non-league clubs to visit Goodison, Woking and Tamworth, were in the past.

Kick-off: 8:15pm, Thursday, 3 March 2022

Predicted line-up: Begovic, Patterson, Holgate, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Doucouré, Gomes, Gordon, Townsend, Iwobi, Rondon

Lyndon Lloyd

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