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Neville the Everton hero

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Published 22/09/2011 | 05:00

Phil Neville was the unlikely hero last night as Everton edged past West Brom 2-1 in extra-time.

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The Toffees looked to be heading out of the competition when the Baggies led 1-0 in the last minute of normal time, courtesy of Chris Brunt's penalty, but Marouane Fellaini fired home a late equaliser from the edge of the area.

And then Neville smashed a 103rd-minute winner into the roof of the net -- a rare goal from the skipper -- after good work from Royston Drenthe, who was making his first start for Everton.

Championship high-fliers Southampton made 10 changes to their side for their home game against Preston, but still won 2-1.

Jos Hooiveld headed the Saints ahead on 26 minutes. The League One visitors equalised through Adam Barton, but Adam Lallana won it for Southampton.

Cardiff beat Leicester 7-6 on penalties -- the game had ended 2-2 after extra-time. Don Cowie put the Bluebirds in front, but Leicester replied through Steve Howard and Lloyd Dyer, only for Rudy Gestede to equalise.

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