Frank Lampard walked onto the field just as the game was about to end. He slowly turned to clap Everton’s fans and gently wave to them.
He started hugging his players just a few yards away. Luke Garrard then marched over to the side of the stadium where the visiting fans were. He quickly went from manager to cheerleader for his team.
Is this the aftermath of a great FA Cup giantkilling? If you didn’t know, you might have thought so. That storey never looked like it was going to happen. Boreham Wood had to have a chance to win if they wanted to win. Still, the scene summed up the night.
Richarlison thought he had done it all until the VAR ruled that his goal for handball was invalid. In the 84th minute, a second goal came, but Richarlison thought it was over.
Rondon was again the hero, with his header having too much power for Ashby-Hammond. Lampard, on the other hand, didn’t seem to notice. If Palace lose in two weeks and Everton make it back to Wembley, this won’t matter at all. There will be more fun days.
Then Lampard said, “It is what we are here for.” ‘This is a magical tournament, one that Everton has a lot of history with. We have to keep going and use the feelings of the fans and the feeling of being together to help us. We have to keep going. People are excited about the game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea.