As it happened: Manchester City secure semi-final berth with victory at Goodison Park
Everton's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (L) vies with Manchester City's English midfielder Phil Foden during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on February 17, 2021. (Photo by Jon Super / POOL / AFP)


20:2924 days ago

That's a wrap!

And that's just about all we have time for on tonight's live coverage of this FA Cup clash between Everton and Manchester City.

We'll be back with more FA Cup coverage tomorrow but for now, why not go and follow our coverage of Brighton vs Newcastle, which is due to kick off in half an hours time!

Until next time, I've been Tom Young, goodnight.

20:2524 days ago

Everton 0-2 Manchester City

Hardly an FA Cup classic but Pep Guardiola won't care!

His side book their place in the final four for a third season running after edging past Everton by two goals to nil courtesy of goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne.

For Everton, their long wait for a major trophy goes on as attentions switch to securing a European spot for next season.

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Michael Oliver blows his whistle to signal full time.


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That's all she wrote!

Kevin de Bruyne fires past Virginia to book City's place in the final four.

Everton are remonstrating about a foul in the build up but there will be no issues with this one.

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Manchester City goalscorer Ilkay Gundogan is off, replaced by Rodri.
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86 - Substitution

Alex Iwobi replaces Mason Holgate as Ancelotti's men look for a route back into the game.
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The Everton resilience is finally broken!

Aymeric Laporte brings the ball upfield before playing a one-two with De Bruyne and firing an effort goalwards.

Virginia tips the centre backs effort onto the bar but Ilkay Gundogan is on hand to head the rebound home.

The quadruple remains in tact!

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Foden takes another pop from distance but it's a simple one for Virginia.
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79' -Substitution

A second change for the visitors.

Raheem Sterling is replaced by Kevin de Bruyne.

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15 minutes left in this one, with the deadlock still to be broken.

Could an additional 30 minutes be on the cards in Liverpool?

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Half hearted shouts for handball as the ball strikes the arm of Ruben Dias.

Michael Oliver says no, and VAR agrees.

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63' - Substitution

Manchester City make the first change of the evening.

Riyad Mahrez replaces Bernardo Silva.

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What a save from Virginia!

Raheem Sterling thinks he has opened the scoring as he sends Fernandinho's low cross towards the bottom right corner but Virigina gets down quickly and tips the ball behind for a corner.

A fantastic stop from the Portuguese keeper.

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Richarlison has a half chance to open the scoring as the ball falls to the Brazilian on the edge of the box.

His volleyed effort is dragged wide of the target though as Manchester City survive.

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Manchester City have come out firing at the beginning of the second period, but again they have yet to test Virginia in between the Everton sticks.
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The teams are out and we're about to get back underway!
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Goalless at the break in what was a very tightly contested first half.

Everton will be the happier of the two sides at the break though, with Pep Guardiola hoping to see more from his cohort in the second period.

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Little to report in the last ten minutes, with neither keeper called into any significant action through the opening 40 minutes of this one.
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But the Englishman's effort flies high and wide.
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Manchester City are awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Everton box as Richarlison brings down Fernandinho.

Raheem Sterling is over it...

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Allan is the first name in Michael Oliver's notebook after going in late on Ilkay Gundogan.
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Manchester City are beginning to set up shop in the Everton half but they are met by a sea of royal blue shirts in front of them.


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Everton have their first chance to stick a ball into the Manchester City box as they are awarded a free kick on the left hand side.

Lucas Digne's ball is dealt with by Zack Steffan before the visitors are awarded a foul for a push on the American keeper.

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An even affair through the early exchanges as the two sides find their feet.
18:2924 days ago

Teams are out

The teams are out on the pitch at Goodison, with kick off moments away!
18:0224 days ago

Southampton through

This will be the second FA Cup quarter final clash of the day, with Southampton securing their place in the semi-final's earlier this afternoon.

Nathan Redmond's double helped the Saints to a 3-0 victory over South Coast rivals Bournemouth.

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Sterling returns, no Aguero

As expected, there has been widespread changes by Pep Guardiola this evening.

Only Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden remain in the starting lineup from Tuesday's UCL triumph against Monchengladbach.

Raheem Sterling returns to the fold after a rumoured bust up with Pep Guardiola, whilst Gabriel Jesus is preferred to Sergio Aguero up top.

17:3924 days ago

Virgina in for Everton

As expected, it's third choice stopper Joao Virigina who is between the sticks for Everton this evening.

The Portuguese youngster will be making his FA Cup debut, in what will be just his third appearance for the club.

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Team News: Manchester City

And for the visitors this evening...

Steffan; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Fernandinho (C), Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Sterling, Foden, Jesus


17:3124 days ago

Team News: Everton

Here is how the Toffees line up for tonight's FA Cup match Virgina; Coleman (C), Godfrey, Holgate, Mina, Digne; Allan, Gomes, Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
17:1624 days ago

Team News Imminent

The teams for tonight's tie will be announced shortly.

We'll update you as soon as we have them!

17:1224 days ago

How to Watch

This match will be televised live on BT Sport. BT Sport subscribers can stream this match live via BT Sport Player.

Although, if you are looking to follow along with live updates, VAVEL UK is your best option!

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Predicted Lineup: Manchester City

Steffan; Zinchenko, Dias, Laporte, Walker; Fernandinho (C), Foden, Bernardo; Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero
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Predicted Lineup: Everton

Olsen; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Allan, Gomes, Davies; Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
17:0924 days ago

Team News - Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to select from for this evening's clash.

Expect to see widespread changes to the starting XI, with the likes of Zack Steffan, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero expected to start.

17:0824 days ago

Team News - Everton

Everton's main concerns coming into tonight's fixture lay between the sticks.

Jordan Pickford is unavailable through injury, whilst there are concerns over the fitness of number two; Robin Olson.

Ancelotti may be forced to hand a rare start to Joao Virginia.

Everton will also be without Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Rodriguez, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin through injury, whilst Josh King is cup-tied having played for Bournemouth earlier in the competition.

17:0624 days ago

The Quadruple hunt continues

Manchester City will continue their quest for an unprecedented quadruple this evening.

Full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko admitted the side had been thinking about achieving the unthinkable earlier this week, though Pep Guardiola quickly refuted those claims.

Whether they are thinking about it or not, it has become a real possibility.

17:0324 days ago

Everton aiming for first silverware since '95

1995 was the last time the Toffees picked up a major trophy - defeating Manchester United at Wembley to claim the FA Cup.

They will be hoping to end that long wait for a piece of major silverware this season, with the FA Cup their only remaining route to glory.

17:0124 days ago

Kick-off Time

Everton vs Manchester City will be played at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

Kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 BST.

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Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of this 2021 FA Cup quarter final tie between Everton and Manchester City.


My name is Tom Young and I'll be your host for this game.


We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates and news as it happens live here on