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FA Cup: Everton win penalty shootout to beat Chelsea

February 19, 2011 22:38 IST

Everton knocked holders Chelsea out of the FA Cup when they won their fourth-round replay 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

With the shootout scores at 3-3, Ashley Cole missed his penalty for Chelsea and Everton captain Phil Neville sealed the victory by scoring with his kick.

An extra-time goal from Frank Lampard looked like giving Chelsea a 1-0 win to keep them on course to become the first club for 125 years to win the FA Cup three times in succession.

Everton's Phil Neville celebrates scoring the winning penalty against Chelsea during their FA Cup match at Stamford Bridge on SaturdayLeighton Baines however, equalised for Everton with a free kick in the last minute of extra time.

Everton will now face Championship (second division) Reading in the fifth round.

Three FA Cup fifth-round ties were going ahead later on Saturday with Premier League Birmingham City facing League One (third division) Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City playing League One leaders Brighton and Manchester United meeting minor League Crawley Town at Old Trafford.

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