Sunderland 0-2 Everton
Everton overcome Sunderland at the Stadium of Light to set up an FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley next month.
Nikica Jelavic and a David Vaughan own goal sealed a deserved win for the Toffees in their quarter-final replay against a disappointing Sunderland.
The original tie at Goodison Park was an even contest between two sides who share the same points in the Premier League, but David Moyes' side upped their game for the replay and outclassed the Black Cats on their own turf.
Everton started the game brightly and the warning signs were there for Martin O'Neill's side early on. Tim Cahill almost put the visitors ahead when he fired straight at Simon Mignolet from close range and the Australian was denied his third goal of the season ten minutes later, when the Sunderland goalkeeper kept out his glancing header.
Jelavic also saw a header well saved by Mignolet but the Croatian forward made no mistake on 24 minutes, when he latched onto Magaye Gueye's cross inside the box and put Everton ahead with a clinical finish.
The Black Cats could not respond to going behind and even a half-time team-talk from O'Neill could not stir them into action. Leon Osman almost doubled the visitors' leads moments after the restart when his stunning volley whistled past the post.
Everton continued to press and they got their reward before the hour mark when Jelavic's shot slid under the goalkeeper's body and Vaughan slid in to poke the ball into his own net.
Stephane Sessegnon almost halved the deficit when he latched onto Sebastian Larsson's corner and directed a header onto the post from close blank range, but this was the closest Sunderland came to clawing a goal back.
Jelavic should have put the game beyond doubt when he curled a shot wide from a glorious position, before seeing a left-footed strike from 12-yards well saved by Mignolet.
Substitute Fraizer Campbell almost grabbed a consolation for the hosts in stoppage time but he could not convert his one-on-one opportunity and Everton now face a trip to Wembley on April 14, where they will face their Merseyside rivals for a place in the FA Cup Final.