Oldham no match for Everton

Oldham no match for Everton

Everton ended third-tier Oldham Athletic’s giant-killing FA Cup run with a 3-1 victory in their fifth round replay on Tuesday to tee up an all Premier League quarterfinal against Wigan Athletic.

Belgian Kevin Mirallas and Leighton Baines put the home side 2-0 up in the first half before Leon Osman added a third after the hour mark to show the gulf in class against Liverpool’s surprise fourth-round conquerors.

Matt Smith, who equalised in stoppage time for Oldham in the 2-2 draw at home to Everton on February 16, struck with a header from a corner moments later to give the visitors hope but the hosts were never really troubled again in the final half hour.

Five-times Cup winners Everton, seeking a first trophy since 1995 and their first under long-serving manager David Moyes having lost the final to Chelsea in 2009, will next host Wigan on March 9.

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