Pienaar puts spring in Everton’s step with perfect Cup warm-up

They were trying very hard at Everton to argue that they were not favourites for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final. The club’s assistant manager, Steve Round, pointed out that Liverpool’s history and tradition would count for plenty at Wembley, leading one journalist to remark that, if history and tradition were everything in the FA Cup, Old Etonians would be favourites most seasons.