Everton's Wembley dream snuffed out by Arsenal Arsenal 4- 1 Everton
Everton's FA Cup dream was extinguished in clinical fashion by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger's side broke a tight game open in the final half-hour. Romelu Lukaku had brought the Blues back into the tie after Mezut Ozil had scored with an early goal, but a clumsy trip by Gareth Barry gave Mikel Arteta the chance to restore the Gunners' lead from the spot with a re-taken penalty. With Everton chasing the game, Oliver Giroud scored twice for the home side in two minutes to kill the game off and deny Roberto Martinez a return trip to Wembley.
And with Big Dunc, ''The whole set-up is fantastic''
Steven Naismith has been describing the refreshing influence of Roberto Martinez and his unique management style, in combination with the presence of fan idol Duncan Ferguson who is now a key part of Everton's coaching team under Martinez.
Ivorian expected to be out for 6-8 weeks
Everton have announced that Lacina Traore will complete his loan spell with the club this season after further tests on his injured hamstring revealed that he won't need surgery to repair the muscle tear. He isn't expected back for six to eight weeks, however, which would put his return around mid-April.
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