• Everton relief as Lukaku nets 92nd-minute equaliser
  • Hammers without a win in four matches
  • Teams must replay at Upton Park next week
  • Winners face Doncaster/Bristol City in round four

Romelu Lukaku fired in a late equaliser as Everton lifted the mood inside a gloomy Goodison Park with a dramatic FA Cup third-round draw against West Ham.

The Toffees were seconds away from their fifth successive defeat when the Belgium striker swivelled to volley in Bryan Oviedo's left-wing cross.

Defender James Collins put the Hammers ahead with a powerful near-post header from Morgan Amalfitano's corner.

Now the Premier League pair will meet in a replay at Upton Park next Tuesday.

The winners will travel to League One opposition in either Doncaster or Bristol City in the fourth round later this month.

Everton supporters greeted the final whistle with a relieved cheer as Lukaku kept the five-time winners in the competition with his first goal in seven matches.

But for long periods, it was another chastening experience for the exasperated home fans in a sparse 22,236 crowd.

The Toffees have lacked the energy and attacking spark that they showed in last season's promising debut campaign under Roberto Martinez, while being undermined by a frailty that sees them hold the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League.

And their dismal form looked set to continue when Collins was left unmarked, escaping Everton's zonal marking, to nod in his first goal of the season.

In contrast, the Hammers were moments away from reversing their fortunes after earning just one point from three top-flight matches over the festive period.

Sam Allardyce's men were comfortable for large periods with England international Stewart Downing instrumental from a central midfield role as the visitors looked to exploit any defensive uncertainty by Everton.

Downing's vicious 20-yard strike forced Everton keeper Joel Robles into a fingertip save, while both Matt Jarvis and Amalfitano almost turned in his teasing left-wing cross.

But, despite the Hammers edging possession and territorial advantage, the Toffees forged the clearest opportunities before half-time.

Lukaku had been almost anonymous for Everton in recent weeks, but he looked sharp and hungry as he twice threatened the Hammers goal with low shots.

The £28m summer signing looked likeliest to pose problems in an anxious second half for the home side, who also lost centre-back Sylvain Distin through injury.

Everton needed understudy keeper Robles to acrobatically stop Hammers striker Enner Valencia heading in a second - and that proved pivotal.

Lukaku finally broke through in the second minute of injury-time, netting for the fourth consecutive match against the Hammers, to leave Martinez jumping for joy on the Goodison touchline.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez:

"At the moment the cup is such an important competition for us it would have been a horrendous setback.

"It is very important we are still in the cup and now look forward to the next game in the league (at home to Manchester City) but still aware we are in a bad run.

"Romelu at his best will change games. We carry a different threat. I was really pleased with his attitude, showing real responsibility and maturity.

"In a period like ours you have two options, you can shy away and hide or you can take responsibility."

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce:

"That man (Lukaku) scores against us. Every time he plays against us he does. The disappointing thing was we didn't make it two when we had the chance.

"Enner Valencia's (header saved by Joel Robles), particularly, we should have scored.

"That would have made it 2-0 and it would have made it too much for Everton to come back."

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Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Everton

  • 01 Robles
  • 23 Coleman
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 15 Distin (Stones - 71' )
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 17 Besic (McGeady - 85' )
  • 18 Barry
  • 11 Mirallas (Eto'o - 65' Booked )
  • 14 Naismith
  • 20 Barkley
  • 10 Lukaku Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Eto'o
  • 07 McGeady
  • 09 Koné
  • 26 Stones
  • 27 Browning
  • 29 Garbutt
  • 45 Griffiths

West Ham United

  • 13 Adrián
  • 18 Jenkinson
  • 19 Collins
  • 02 Reid
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 16 Noble
  • 11 Downing
  • 21 Amalfitano (O'Brien - 78' )
  • 04 Nolan
  • 07 Jarvis (Poyet - 68' )
  • 31 E Valencia (Cole - 60' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 05 Tomkins
  • 12 Vaz Te
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 20 Demel
  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 23 Poyet
  • 24 Cole
Ref: Anthony Taylor
Att: 22,236

Match Stats

Possession

52 48

Shots

17 16

On target

5 5

Corners

4 15

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Everton 1, West Ham United 1.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Everton 1, West Ham United 1.

90:00 +3:46

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

90:00 +2:14

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

90:00 +2:01

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +1:45

Delay in match Winston Reid (West Ham United) because of an injury.

90:00 +0:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 1, West Ham United 1. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo.

89:49

Attempt missed. Seamus Coleman (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo with a cross.

87:39 Booking

Booking Carlton Cole (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:33

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:33

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

86:29

Attempt missed. Bryan Oviedo (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.

85:02

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

84:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Aiden McGeady replaces Muhamed Besic.

83:45

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Adrián.

83:44

Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

82:24

Dangerous play by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

82:24

Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:19 Booking

Booking Romelu Lukaku (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:14

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:14

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

78:15

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:15

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Joey O'Brien replaces Morgan Amalfitano.

75:13

Samuel Eto'o (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:13

Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

72:36

James Collins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:36

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

72:02

Attempt missed. Winston Reid (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross following a set piece situation.

71:25

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:25

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. John Stones replaces Sylvain Distin because of an injury.

70:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:33

Delay in match Sylvain Distin (Everton) because of an injury.

67:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Diego Poyet replaces Matthew Jarvis.

67:10

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

65:25 Booking

Booking Samuel Eto'o (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

65:21

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:21

Foul by Samuel Eto'o (Everton).

64:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Samuel Eto'o replaces Kevin Mirallas.

64:15

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

62:41

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

62:41

Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:45

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:45

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

60:30

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

59:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Carlton Cole replaces Enner Valencia.

58:43

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:43

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

57:47

Attempt blocked. Gareth Barry (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

56:47

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Joel Robles.

56:46

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross.

56:24

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Muhamed Besic.

55:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 0, West Ham United 1. James Collins (West Ham United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano with a cross following a corner.

54:36

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sylvain Distin.

54:31

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

51:48

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:48

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

50:19

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

50:13

Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano.

49:45

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Joel Robles.

49:42

Attempt saved. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Collins.

48:30

Attempt missed. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Steven Naismith with a headed pass.

45:00

Second Half begins Everton 0, West Ham United 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Everton 0, West Ham United 0.

43:54

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Winston Reid.

43:52

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

42:56

Attempt missed. Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

42:54

Attempt blocked. Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

37:42

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Kevin Nolan.

37:38

Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo.

30:45

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Muhamed Besic.

30:13

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Muhamed Besic.

30:01

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Jarvis.

29:23

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

29:21

Attempt missed. Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Jarvis.

29:20

Attempt missed. Matthew Jarvis (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

26:32

Attempt missed. Steven Naismith (Everton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a through ball.

25:04

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Barkley with a through ball following a fast break.

23:37

Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).

23:37

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:54

Offside, West Ham United. Winston Reid tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

21:38

Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:38

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

20:58

Offside, West Ham United. Winston Reid tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

20:25

Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Barry.

19:24

Attempt missed. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

17:22

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:22

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

17:12

Attempt saved. Matthew Jarvis (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson with a cross.

15:43

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

13:08

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Joel Robles.

13:02

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Noble.

12:43

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

12:43

Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:25

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

12:23

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

10:05

Attempt missed. Winston Reid (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Jarvis with a cross following a corner.

9:38

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Muhamed Besic.

9:10

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sylvain Distin.

9:09

Attempt blocked. Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Noble with a through ball.

8:32

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

8:07

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

7:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:01

Delay in match Winston Reid (West Ham United) because of an injury.

6:01

Foul by Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United).

6:01

Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:12

Foul by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

5:12

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:49

Offside, West Ham United. Mark Noble tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

0:16

Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:16

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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