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Redknapp eyes FA Cup glory and Champions League spot

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp says Tottenham are fully focused on winning the FA Cup and securing a Champions League place.

He said: “We want Champions League football but also I want an FA Cup final. I want to win the cup and qualify for the Champions League as well."

Spurs booked their FA Cup semi-final place courtesy of a 3-1 win against Bolton on Tuesday, while Everton beat Sunderland 2-0 in a quarter-final replay to set up a meeting with Liverpool in the first semi-final at Wembley on Saturday, April 14. Chelsea meet Spurs in the other semi-final the following day.

Tuesday's FA Cup rematch between Spurs and Bolton at White Hart Lane was as much about Fabrice Muamba’s recovery as it was about a game of football.

The 23-year-old has made a remarkable improvement. He has sat up out of his hospital bed and even watched Bolton’s 2-1 win against Blackburn on Match of the Day.

And Bolton chairman Phil Gartside offered some comfort for Muamba and his family by stating that Wanderers will find a role for the midfielder, even if his playing days are already over. "He will be here as long as he wants to be," said Gartside. "It is all about Fabrice. It is not a football story, it is a Muamba story."

Tottenham 3-1 Bolton

Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made some good saves in the first half and before Ryan Nelsen's goal. Rafael van der Vaart had already squandered two chances before the goal. He crashed a free-kick against the bar shortly after the restart and also wasted a one to one chance against Bogdan.


Tottenham, 1-0, 74 minutes, Ryan Nelsen

Tottenham, 2-0, 77 minutes, Gareth Bale

Bolton, 2-1, 90 minutes, Kevin Davies

Tottenham, 3-1, 90 minutes, Louis Saha

Sunderland 0-2 Everton

Everton successfully came through their quarter-final replay thanks to a goal in each half from Nikica Jelavic and David Vaughan's own goal. On 20 minutes, Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a Tim Cahill header after a corner kick and after Jelavic had given Everton a 24th minute lead, Nicklas Bendtner missed a shot after a left wing cross from James McClean.

Jelavic missed two good chances to extend Everton's advantage, while Sunderland's Fraizer Campbell went close in stoppage time.


Everton, 0-1, Nikica Jelavic

Everton, 0-2, David Vaughan (own goal)


Liverpool v Everton, Saturday 14th April, 15:00

Tottenham v Chelsea, Sunday 15th April, 15:00

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