Harry Redknapp comments on difference between Everton and Bournemouth

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp says that Everton's extra cutting edge in front of goal was the difference in their FA Cup win over Bournemouth.

 

Harry Redknapp has told BBC Sport that Everton's extra threat in front of goal was the difference in their FA Cup victory over Bournemouth.

 

The home side could have taken the lead in the first half through Charlie Daniels, but after he missed a penalty, Everton took control after the break.

 

Goals from Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku proved to be the difference as the Toffees made sure of their place in the last eight of the competition with a 2-0 success.

Redknapp said on BBC's live coverage, broadcast at 4.55pm: "Bournemouth had their chances in the second half. A couple of opportunities, especially the header they should have scored from, and the deflection went inches wide.

"I think Everton took the couple of chances that they had and Bournemouth didn't, and that was the difference. There wasn't an awful lot of chances in the game."

The statistics suggest that Redknapp had a point when suggesting that Everton's attacking threat was greater than the Cherries, who he represented for four years during his playing career and nine years as a manager.

Bournemouth created 14 opportunities throughout the 90 minutes but hit the target just twice, while Everton scored from two of the five shots that they registered on goal, with a further 10 going over or wide.

Everton's strike-rate is in stark comparison to their efforts against West Bromwich Albion last weekend when they failed to score with 34 attempts.

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