Everton out, City roll on

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Updated: March 10, 2013

Wigan Athletic stunned Everton 3-0 to reach the FA Cup semifinals for the first time on Saturday while Manchester City thrashed Barnsley 5-0 to maintain their quest for a second Wembley triumph in three seasons.

At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s Argentina striker Carlos Tevez hit a hat-trick for the rampant home side two days after he was arrested for allegedly driving while disqualified.

Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva completed the scoring for the Premier League champions against their outclassed Championship (second division) opponents Barnsley.

Wigan, facing another Premier League relegation battle, were clear underdogs at Everton but effectively decided the Goodison Park contest with three goals in four amazing minutes from Maynor Figueroa, Callum McManaman and Jordi Gomez.

On Sunday, Millwall face Blackburn Rovers in an all-Championship tie and Premier League leaders Manchester United meet Chelsea in the remaining sixth-round match.

Both semifinals will take place at Wembley on the weekend of April 13 and 14.