No crowing from Donovan after win against Dempsey

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 22:30

Liverpool: There was no crowing from Landon Donovan after he led his Everton side to victory over Clint Dempsey`s Fulham in England`s FA Cup.

After all, the U.S. teammates will be on the same side again soon enough.

Donovan set up both Everton`s goals in Friday night`s 2-1 win and United States international Tim Howard was in goal for Everton.

The former New England Revolution forward has scored 15 goals for Fulham since August, including a hat trick earlier this month in a 5-2 win over Newcastle.

"It was a little bit of an American invasion. It was nice to see Clint. In my opinion, he`s been one of the players of the season in the Premier League and obviously Timmy here is nice to have."

Fulham took an early 1-0 lead against Everton when Danny Murphy converted a 14th-minute penalty.

But Donovan, in the sixth game of his second loan spell from Major League Soccer`s Los Angeles Galaxy, set up a 27th-minute equalizer for Denis Stracqualursi and then provided the assist for Marouane Fellaini`s 73rd-minute winner.

It was a rare bright spot for Everton this season, which is in the bottom half of the Premier League, closer to the relegation zone than to England`s last qualifying spot for European tournaments.

"Realistically, unless we go on some kind of amazing run, it`s going to be difficult for us to finish in the top six and qualify for Europe so this is our last chance to win something," Donovan said. "It means a lot to the guys."

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First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 22:30

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