Not long after Sunderland brought a million fans to the Reebok Stadium (between five and six thousand, in actuality), Everton are set to do the same. The Toffees will make the short trip to Bolton to take on the Trotters in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Everton were originally allocated a total of 4,732 tickets for the FA Cup clash and the club has just announced that they have all sold out ahead of Saturday. That allocation was the maximum allowed for the fourth round.
Bolton advanced to the fourth round after beating beating Sunderland 2-0 away after drawing the initial match 2-2. Everton had the decidedly easier third round matchup, having to travel to Cheltenham Town and beating the Robins by a score of 5-1.
Bolton will likely make a number of changes to the side that held Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park over the weekend and Wanderers fans should be able to expect additional minutes for Stu Holden, among others.
The last time the two sides met was January 4, 2012 when Bolton Wanderers travelled to Goodison Park for a Premier League match. Everton went ahead after a long Tim Howard ball took a fortunate bounce and went over Adam Bogdan. Bolton scored twice through David Ngog and Gary Cahill in the second half to win it.