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'He has seen it all before, hasn't he?': Duncan Ferguson laughs at Carlo Ancelotti's calm reaction to Everton's winner in 5-4 thriller against Tottenham... as Italian boss casually cooled down his coffee while those around him celebrated

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Daily Mail
 2021-02-11

Duncan Ferguson saluted Everton's progression into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after they beat Tottenham in a nine-goal thriller at Goodison Park.

The fifth round FA Cup tie swung back and forth on several occasions but eventually fell the way of Carlo Ancelotti's men after Bernard netted Everton's fifth in the first half of extra time.

The Italian boss hardly reacted to the Brazilian's goal despite the euphoria around him, sipping and blowing on the coffee he was drinking on a cold Merseyside night.

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Duncan Ferguson saluted Everton's progression into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup
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Bernard netted the winner for the Toffees in extra time in a nine-goal thriller against Tottenham

And assistant manager Ferguson praised the side for putting on a 'great game' and claimed Ancelotti was unmoved by the drama unfolding before him because of his vast managerial experience all over Europe.

'He [Ancelotti] has seen it all before, hasn't he?' Ferguson laughed.

'It was a great game, it was end to end, and it was great for the fans watching at home.

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Carlo Ancelotti reacted to it calmly and was seen drinking and blowing on a cup of coffee 

'There were a couple of good goals, Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the penalty and scored one of his own, Gylfi Sigurdsson was brilliant. There were a lot of good performances on the attacking side.

'It is great for us to go through, we showed a lot of good spirit and then Bernard pops up with the winner so it was a great game.'

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game too, the former Everton and Scotland forward insists the club's main focus remains to end their quarter-of-a-century FA Cup drought.

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And Ferguson claimed Ancelotti was virtually unmoved because of his vast experience

The Toffees beat Manchester United in May 1995 but have failed to repeat their feat since, with their closest attempt coming when they were defeated by Chelsea in the 2009 showdown at Wembley in the final.

'It's 25 years since we won the FA Cup,' he said.

'It would be great to get to the final. It keeps your season going. We want to do well in the Premier League but the FA Cup is the one we want.'

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Ferguson confirmed the club's primary aim is to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1995

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