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."