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FA Cup quarter-final draw

2014-02-16 18:42
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London - Everton's reward for a fifth round FA Cup win over Swansea was a tough quarter-final draw away to Arsenal.

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The Toffees advanced into the last eight with a 3-1 win over another Premier League side in the Swans at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who won the Cup with Wigan last season, saw Lacina Traore, his loan transfer signing from Monaco in January, take just four minutes of his debut to give the Merseysiders the lead.

Jonathan de Guzman drew Swansea level in the 15th before second half substitute Steven Naismith put Everton in front again -- with his fourth goal in six games - and then won the penalty from which Leighton Baines scored to put the result beyond doubt.

However, there was a worrying moment for Everton when, shortly before full-time, Naismith went off with concussion after being caught in the head by Jordi Amat.

The draw took place just after the final whistle, with Martinez's attention turning towards the Emirates Stadium where Arsenal were playing title rivals Liverpool later Sunday.

"The draw hasn't been too kind in terms of playing away from home, but we will embrace it and look forward to it," Martinez told ITV Sport.

As for Naismith, he added: "We are a little bit concerned by his concussion."

The Spanish manager praised Naismith's contribution to the victory by saying: "He is always a reliable footballer and you can always count on him being ready."

Naismith came on for Traore and Martinez was pleased with the striker's display.

"It's important," he said. "Lacina has been working very well. We needed to introduce him slowly. It was pleasing to see him on the pitch and see him scoring."

The last eight line-up also saw FA Cup holders Wigan paired against Manchester City in a repeat of last season's final.

Draw for the quarter-finals of the English FA Cup made on Sunday:

Quarter-finals:
Arsenal v Everton
Brighton and Hove Albion or Hull City v Sunderland
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday or Charlton Athletic
Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

Ties to be played on the weekend of March 8-9

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