PREVIEW: Everton v Swans

15th February 2014

The Swans will be looking for a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup when they face Everton on Sunday (1.30pm).

Garry Monk's side travel to Goodison Park for their fifth round clash, following wins against Manchester United and Birmingham.

Swansea will also be looking to continue their recent run after last weekend's derby victory over Cardiff was followed up by a dogged performance against Stoke in midweek.

Everton, meanwhile, have been in fine form this season under former Swans boss Roberto Martinez.

The Toffees lie fifth in the Premier League table as they look for a place in next season's Champions League, and they recorded a 2-1 win against the Swans at the Liberty back in December.



On-loan striker Lacina Traore is likely to make his Everton debut, with Romelu Lukaku still ruled out through injury.

Swansea could welcome back Michu following ankle surgery, but January recruits David Ngog and Marvin Emnes are both cup-tied.



Everton boss Roberto Martinez:"He (Monk) had that leadership, that DNA of being able to control a group, and being a captain in a club like Swansea where it is so involved with the community is an intense surrounding.

"We had a conversation when he was appointed but he doesn't need any advice. He is very thorough and he puts a lot of time into everything he does and he knows exactly what he does."


Swans head coach Garry Monk:"Roberto was my captain when I first came here and I got to form a really good bond with him.

"He was a fantastic leader and I have learnt from him and the experiences he had here.

"You have to take the good bits from your managers and most of what Roberto and assistant Graeme Jones did was very good."



Swansea have not beaten Everton in their last five attempts (D1, L4). The last time the two sides met at Goodison Park was back in January 2013 when the score was 0-0.



  • The only previous FA Cup meeting between these sides was in the fourth round in 1954 - Everton won the game 3-0 at Goodison
  • Everton have won the FA Cup on five occasions - most recently in 1995 when Joe Royle's side beat Manchester United at Wembley
  • That win was Everton's last major trophy success - they were more recently beaten by Chelsea in the 2009 final
  • The furthest Swansea have ever been in the FA Cup is the semi-final stage, which they reached in 1926 and 1964.

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