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Everton set up Wigan clash

London - Everton beat third-tier FA Cup giantkillers Oldham Athletic 3-1 in an FA Cup fifth round replay on Tuesday to tee up an all Premier League quarter-final against Wigan Athletic.

Belgian Kevin Mirallas and Leighton Baines put the home side 2-0 up in the first half before Leon Osman added a third after the hour mark to show the gulf in class against Liverpool's surprise fourth-round conquerors.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring against Oldham Athletic during their FA Cup fifth round replay soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England, on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters

Matt Smith, who equalised in the last minute for Oldham in the 2-2 draw at home to Everton on February 16, struck with a header from a corner moments later to give the visitors hope but the hosts were never really troubled again in the final half hour.

Everton will next host Wigan on March 9. - Reuters

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