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Sunday Football Round-up: All blue final as Everton beat United on pens

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Jagielka strikes killer blow to set up final with Chelsea after Howard's heroics deny United...

Everton will meet Chelsea in the FA Cup final after they beat Manchester United 4-2 on penalties.

Everton were matched at a [5.9] high in the To Qualify market and United came in to [1.26] after Tim Cahill ballooned the Toffees' first penalty over the bar. However, Dimitar Berbatov's nonchalant effort was saved by Tim Howard and the American then managed to beat away Rio Ferdinand's kick.

The game itself was unremarkable. United started the stronger but Everton had the bulk of possession immediately after the break. However, neither side created a clear-cut goalscoring chance and the main talking point inside 90 minutes was referee Mike Riley's decision to turn down United's penalty appeal when Phil Jagielka clashed with Danny Wellbeck inside the Everton box.

After extra-time it was Jagielka who struck the winning spot-kick to set up an all blue final with Chelsea. Everton are [2.86] to lift the cup with Chelsea available at [1.5].


Newcastle are [1.76] in Betfair's Premier League relegation market after a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham left them four points adrift of safety.

Darren Bent hit the winner when he fired past Steve Harper to complete a flowing Spurs' move in the 24th minute. Newcastle's best chance fell to Obafemi Martins three minutes from time when he broke free of Jonathan Woodgate but the Nigerian striker blazed his effort over the bar.

This was a third consecutive 1-0 home win for Spurs, who were matched no higher than [1.83], and qualification for Europe remains a possiblity for Harry Redknapp's side.

West Bromwich Albion will be feeling hard done by after losing 4-2 to Manchester City - a result which leaves them nine points from safety with five games to play.

The Baggies were incensed when Scott Carson appeared to be impeded as Nedum Onuoha headed City 2-0 up after Robinho had given them the lead with his first goal of 2009.

However, with two goals from Chris Brunt either side of half-time, it looked as though West Brom might be in with a chance of taking some valuable points away from Eastlands. An Elano penalty put paid to that hope though before Daniel Sturridge's injury-time tap-in rubbed salt in the wound.

City were matched at [2.6] and there was value for those who backed six or more in the total goals market at [21.0].

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