Cahill, Southall & more: Twitter reacts as Wigan thrash Everton

Emmerson Boyce, Tim Cahill and Neil Southall all tweet their thoughts after Wigan Athletic beat Everton to reach Wembley

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Roberto Martínez's side are currently in the relegation zone Photo: Back Page Images

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Wigan booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a superb 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

Goals from Maynor Figueroa, Callum McManaman and Jordi Gomez scored in less than four minutes sealed the Latics’ place at Wembley after an impressive display at Goodison Park.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Wigan’s triumph.

Everton legend Peter Reid ‏(@reid6peter) is tipping a Toffees win: “Great day of FA Cup and EPL action today! This is what I think folks, what do you think? #TellReidy”

Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (‏@IanTaylor7) can’t believe Wigan’s electric start: “Wow! Three goals in three mins for #Wigan!!! 3-0 v #EFC!! #FACup”

Boxer Ricky Hatton (@HitmanHatton) got his predictions wrong: “I had to say I fancied Everton today. Sorry. Funny old game.”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) is certainly surprised: “Wow Wigan 3-0 up before half-time, three goals in three mins…#CouponBuster for many!”

Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (‏@Lord_Sugar) has angered some Toffees supporters: “Everton fans seem a bit touchy. Sorry you are poor today. Wigan on fire. I am having to de – scum block lots of foul mouth idiots today.”

Goalkeeper Mike Pollitt ‏(@MikePollitt12) isn’t enjoying the FA Cup commentary despite Wigan’s commanding position: “Can this commentator do Anymore stats about who Wigan were playing 20 years ago? #boreoff”

Liverpool striker Adam Morgan ‏(@AMorgan94) is enjoying seeing their Merseyside rivals suffer: “Bit early to say Everton are out! Still 45 to go… Going good so far though!”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) reckons the Toffees are losing their focus: “Everton players arguing with the ref far too much …losing focus on their own game …ref hasn’t done too badly.”

Everton legend Tim Cahill (‏@Tim_Cahill) is disappointed to see his former team crash out: “Sad to see Everton out of the FA CUP. Feel for the fans and the club. #everton”

Former United striker Norman Whiteside ‏(@NormanWhiteside) was hoping for a Everton-United final: “That’s my FA Cup final dream gone :(“

Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce (‏@EmmersonBoyce) is thrilled to reach Wembley: “What a result, fantastic team performance #Wembley here we come. I have been dreaming of playing there since in was a boy. I can not wait.”

Finally, another Toffees legend Neville Southall ‏(@NevilleSouthall) congratulates the winners: “Well done Wigan best team won fair play.”

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