Player of the Round: Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
It was going to take something special to break the deadlock at Goodison Park, and former Chelsea striker Lukaku provided that extra something to send the Toffees to Wembley at the expense of his former side.
The Belgian international’s first goal on 77 minutes was a thing of beauty, using pure skill and strength to outwit four Blues defenders to work his way from an isolated position on the left wing, into the box before slotting past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Five minutes later, the 22-year old sealed Everton’s place in the semi-finals with another cool finish after beating Chelsea’s offside trap.
Team of the Round: Watford
After 15 consecutive unbeaten games in the FA Cup, Arsenal’s two-year hold on the competition was brought to an end on Sunday as they were unceremoniously dumped out of the cup by the Hornets, who pulled out the performance of the round at the Emirates Stadium.
Watford made their two efforts on target during the game count; as Odion Ighalo swept the ball into the net to put them ahead early in the second-half, with Adlene Guedioura firing home an unstoppable shot on 63 minutes to make it 2-0.
Danny Wellbeck’s late consolation for the Gunners meant Watford had to withstand some late pressure, but they held on to seal a well-earned day out at Wembley Stadium.
Goal of the Round: Dimitri Payet (West Ham United)
Lukaku’s first goal for Everton was a thing of beauty, however it wasn’t the only spectacular goal scored over the four games of the Quarter-finals.
Dimitri Payet has been arguably one of the best players of the season for Slaven Bilic’s side, and the Frenchman proved just why with 22 minutes remaining in the Hammers’ game at Old Trafford. The 28-year old stepped up to curl home an inch-perfect free kick from 30 yards out, with the trajectory of the ball giving Manchester United ‘keeper David De Gea no chance of saving it.