Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jovetic, and...? Five heroes from the FA Cup this weekend

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal, Manchester City, Sheffield United, Sunderland and Wigan Athletic players feature.

The FA Cup this weekend threw up a few surprises, entertaining matches, eye-opening decisions whilst the quarter final draw has some interesting ties in prospect.

Some of the heroes from the FA Cup this week have been involved in crucial interventions to make sure their team is one step closer to Wembley, so with all that in mind, here are our five heroes of the FA Cup this weekend.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

He came perilously close to becoming a villain but Howard Webb may have saved him from that tag. However, it shouldn't detract from the rest of his performance as Arsenal bounced back from their 5-1 defeat to Liverpool by dumping the Reds out of the FA Cup. The Ox remained composed to put his side ahead in the first half and was the architect of what ultimately proved to be the winning goal as his run and cross allowed Lukas Podolski to net Arsenal's second.

Stevan Jovetic

Having been injured for much of the season and not having a real chance to make a mark in the Manchester City side, Jovetic seems to be finding his feet at the Etihad Stadium and his finish to open the scoring in City's win over Chelsea was one that Sergio Aguero will have been proud of.

Ben Watson

What is it with Ben Watson and the FA Cup? They both seem to get along so well! Wigan Athletic's cup hero from last season's final win over Manchester City doesn't seem content with just doing that but as his free-kick allowed the Latics to continue their love affair with the competition. Having been pegged back by Frazier Campbell after Chris McCann had given Wigan the lead at Cardiff, Watson's stunning free-kick just before the interval struck the decisive blow.

Chris Porter

It was an unbelievable finish to the game at Brammall Lane as Sheffield United overcame Nottingham Forest. With the score locked at 1-1 and seemingly going to a replay, Porter kept his cool to convert the penalty that came about because of a Greg Halford handball. Porter wasn't finished there as he was end on the end of Jamie Murphy's cross to make sure of their place in the quarter finals.

Craig Gardner

Sunderland seem to be this season's cup side. Having already booked one trip to Wembley this season in the League Cup, they are now only one game away from another trip to the national stadium. This time they have Craig Gardner to thank, as his strike from 25 yards allowed the Black Cats to overcome Southampton.

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