Sunderland vs. Everton: 5 Things Learned in FA Cup Quarterfinal

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Sunderland vs. Everton: 5 Things Learned in FA Cup Quarterfinal
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Nikica Jelavic: Everton Striker Worth His £5 Million Fee

In what was a cracking match with an electric atmosphere played out on national television, Everton from start to finish had the better of their opponents Sunderland, as they booked a place at Wembley in the FA Cup semifinals with a 2-0 win.

Nikica Jelavic opened the scoring for the Toffees, before Black Cats' midfielder David Vaughan—shortly after coming on as a substitute—added a second for the visitors after bundling a Jelavic shot into his own net.

Everton took 7,000 fans to the Stadium of Light for the quarterfinal replay—after the initial game finished 1-1 at Goodison Park—and their vociferous backing clearly helped as the home side weren't able to live up to the expectations of the sell-out crowd and set up a first ever date at the new Wembley.

The Toffees—currently ninth in the Premier League table—will meet Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup semifinal, the first time in 35 years.

As the away team made history—and prevented the hosts from trying to win their first major trophy in 39 years—here are five things we learned from this classic game on Wearside.

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