Everton booked their place with Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win against Chelsea at Goodison Park.
Despite a fiery and cagey first 45 minutes, the second half vastly improved and the quality increased as the game wore on, led by the Toffees’ Romelu Lukaku.
With 15 minutes to go, the Belgian powerhouse showed his strength against the club who thought he wasn’t good enough, shrugging off challenges from Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill before producing a fantastic finish.
The former West Brom loanee then got his brace five minutes later – beating the offside trap and blasting an effort through the legs of Thibaut Courtois.
That was not the end of the drama as the controversial Diego Costa appeared to bite Gareth Barry after a cynical challenge from the former Aston Villa midfielder and was given his marching orders by referee Michael Oliver. Barry himself then accumulated two bookings and was sent for an early bath after an obstruction on Cesc Fabregas.
With all the drama came plenty of reaction via the wonderful world of Twitter.
Luis Suarez and now Diego Costa. Why is biting a thing? How petty and pathetic man????????
— Billy (@billyamato) March 12, 2016
Nobody ever tries to say Diego Costa is not that kind of player. That's how bad he is.
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) March 12, 2016
I'm sure Diego Costa is probably a nice guy off the pitch but on it he's a joke to watch at times.
— Danny (@R9Rai) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa is well on the way to being a degree course.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) March 12, 2016
URGENT: Please donate £1 to the Hungry Diego Costa Foundation and provide him with access to food for a month. Please, Diego needs your help
— Martial (@MartialTheMan) March 12, 2016
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) March 12, 2016
— Anwen Edwards (@AlfaLady) March 12, 2016
Polo neck for Gareth Barry for Sunday lunch with his parents
— Ian Stone (@iandstone) March 12, 2016
Gareth Barry more of a seducer than reducer tonight
— Tom (@Worville) March 12, 2016
— Munach!mso (@Sup_Muna) March 12, 2016