Mesut Ozil's early strike, a Mikel Arteta penalty and a late double from Olivier Giroud secured Arsenal a 4-1 win at home to Everton and a place in the FA Cup's last four.
Chelsea beat a resilient Hull City with goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres to go top of the English Premier League before Sunderland climbed off the bottom, with Adam Johnson scoring a hat-trick in their 4-1 win over Fulham.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez felt mental fatigue played a part in Saturday's disjointed 4-1 win at home to Fulham, while Spaniard Gerard Deulofeu suffered a hamstring tear ruling him out for several weeks.
Manchester City asserted their Premier League title credentials with an extraordinary 6-3 defeat of leaders Arsenal, while Chelsea edged Crystal Palace 2-1 to move second.
The closing stages of the transfer window usually throws up plenty of surprises and the second one in 2013 edition proved no exception as FIFA.com reveals in its round-up of Monday's last-minute moves.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez signed three players at the conclusion of transfer deadline day, signing James McCarthy and securing loan deals for Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry.