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LONDON — Manchester United crushed Derby County 4-1 away while Everton beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Goodison Park yesterday to reach the quarter-finals of
the FA Cup. United, winners of the competition a record 11 times, will visit either Swansea City or Fulham in the last eight, while Everton will be at home to West Ham United or Middlesbrough. Chelsea, the only other team definitely through after beating Watford 3-1 on Sunday, will visit either Blackburn Rovers or Coventry City. Four fifth-round games ended in draws on Saturday while Arsenal and Cardiff play their fourth-round replay on Monday night. Villa levelled four minutes later with a James Milner penalty but a Mikel Arteta spot-kick restored Everton’s lead by halftime and Cahill confirmed the end of Villa’s 16-game domestic unbeaten run with a low shot 14 minutes from time. United lost the away leg of their League Cup semi-final 1-0 to Derby last month before getting through 4-3 on aggregate but they were on top from the start yesterday and got their reward when Nani cut in from the left before unleashing a fearsome drive in the 29th minute. Everyone in the ground thought Cristiano Ronaldo had added a second six minutes later when he ran on to Ryan Giggs’s flick off a long throw by goalkeeper Ben Foster but the referee eventually ruled the goal out for offside.
The second arrived when a Ronaldo free kick came off the wall to Darron Gibson, who steered in a low volley from 20 meters, and the Portugal winger got his goal three minutes after the restart with an excellent header from a corner.

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