Seamus Coleman was named as man of the match as Everton clinched an FA Cup sixth round place following their 3-1 win over Swansea City at Goodison Park.
The reward for Roberto Martinez’s team is a trip to either Arsenal or Liverpool, who meet now at the Emirates Stadium, in the next round of the competition.
Lacina Traore, the Ivorian international on loan on Merseyside from Monaco, flicked in an opening goal on seven minutes following a cross from Ross Barkley.
After Swansea levelled through Jonathan De Guzman, Everton went back in front after a poor back pass from Roland Lamah let in substitute Steven Naismith to score. Leighton Baines stepped up to score a penalty to seal Everton’s path.
Coleman was lively throughout at right-back and was being watched by Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane, who was working at Goodison for ITV.
Ireland welcome Serbia to the Aviva Stadium for an international friendly on Wednesday, March 5.