Arsenal has set up an FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Everton after overcoming Liverpool 2-1 in a feisty and gripping fifth-round match at the Emirates Stadium.
Liverpool had trounced Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield in the Premier League last weekend, but the London club took revenge through goals in each half by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski.
Steven Gerrard cut Arsenal’s lead in half with a 59th-minute penalty after Podolski was adjudged to have tripped Luis Suarez.
The visitors felt they should have been awarded a second spot-kick moments later after Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to foul Suarez, but their appeals were dismissed by referee Howard Webb.
Victory in a game marred with yellow cards means that Arsenal will host Everton who advanced to the elete eight with a win over 3-1 win over Swansea City. Next up for the Gunners is a big showdown on Wednesday as they Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.
|Sunday 16 February 2014|
|13:30||8||Everton||3 – 1||Swansea City||+|
|15:00||2||Sheffield United||3 – 1||Nottingham Forest||+|
|16:00||3||Arsenal||2 – 1||Liverpool||+|
|Saturday 15 February 2014|
|12:45||7||Sunderland AFC||1 – 0||Southampton||+|
|15:00||5||Cardiff City||1 – 2||Wigan Athletic||+|
|15:00||6||Sheffield Wednesday||–||Charlton Athletic||+|
|17:15||1||Manchester City||2 – 0||Chelsea|