Salomon Rondon

Everton booked a place in the last eight of the FA Cup thanks to two second-half goals from Salomon Rondon as they saw off a stubborn Boreham on Thursday night. 

The Toffees were clear favourites going into the match, but were made to work hard and toil for the win despite controlling possession for the entirety of the match.

With the first half ending scoreless, Frank Lampard made a couple of changes during the break, hurling off debutant Nathan Patterson for Richarlison, and changing the three-man defense to a traditional back four.

The changes seemed to work as they took the lead just before the hour-mark, with Rondon prodding home Jonjoe Kenny’s low cross.

Rondon was at it again as he gave the Toffees the much-needed cushion with a second goal six minutes from time, heading in Andros Townsend’s cross despite the efforts of excellent Boreham Wood goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond to save.

The win saw them join the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the last eight.

They will now travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace for a place in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, they will travel to London on Monday night for a Premier League match.


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