Round: We deserved Cup win

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Assistant boss Steve Round felt Everton fully deserved their place in the FA Cup fifth round after seeing off Fulham on Friday night.

The Merseysiders came from behind to win 2-1 at Goodison Park with headers from Denis Stracqualursi and Marouane Fellaini after a controversial Danny Murphy penalty. John Heitinga was penalised in the 13th minute when the ball struck his arm as he attempted to block a Damien Duff shot but Everton otherwise dictated the game.

Round said: "I think we deserved it. Their goal was against the run of play. It was a very difficult decision for the referee to give and I don't envy him in those positions. It did hit his hand but I think it was more ball to hand than hand to ball. We didn't think it was a penalty, it was quite harsh, but to come back, the team showed great spirit, great togetherness."

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