Everton have been drawn to face Championship side Hull City in the third round of the FA Cup.
The tie will be played at The MKM Stadium between the 7th and 10th of January.
Hull are struggling
Everton have already suffered an upset at the hands of second-tier opposition this season – back in September, Queens Park Rangers knocked them out of the EFL Cup on penalties.
But while QPR are in the play-off places, Hull find themselves down in 19th place. They’re only six points above the relegation zone as the season nears its halfway point.
Can Everton finally end trophy drought?
The FA Cup was the last major trophy won by Everton, way back in 1994/95.
They got within one game of the semifinals at Wembley last season, only to be downed by Manchester City.
The Toffees haven’t been knocked out of the competition by lower-league opposition since 2011 though, when Reading won at Goodison Park.
Everton’s official Twitter account relayed news of the draw, and here’s what supporters made of it, with plenty of pessimism due to the club’s brutal and ongoing trophy drought…
These Everton fans far from optimistic ahead of Hull clash
“[checks where Hull is in the Championship… 19th]. Well, so much for the FA Cup…”
“Oh well, there’s always next season”
“We’re getting mauled by the tigers”
“Hull licking their lips”
“Hull away? Well. We had a good run”
In other news, fans flocked to this Alex Iwobi revelation.
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