Everton were forced to settle for an FA Cup quarter-final replay after being frustrated by Sunderland in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
Phil Bardsley fired the Black Cats into an early lead with a superb strike but Everton dominated a lively encounter after Tim Cahill equalised with a 24th-minute header.
Royston Drenthe, who had a strong penalty appeal turned down early on, hit the woodwork while Simon Mignolet made a fine double save from John Heitinga and Nikica Jelavic late on.
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