With 29 of the 32 ties now played, the total attendance for the weekend’s fixtures was 548,907 –giving an average of 18,927 - the highest for this stage of the competition since the 1979/80 season.
The highest attendance was in Manchester, where 73,190 saw Swansea record their first ever win at Old Trafford thanks to Wilfried Bony’s last-minute winner.
FA Cup records
- Record attendance: Bolton v West Ham, 28 April 1923 (126,047)
- Highest home attendance: Man City v Stoke, 3 March 1934 (84,569)
- Most times winner: Manchester United (11)
- Player with most wins: Ashley Cole (7)
- Biggest win: Preston North End 26-0 Hyde Utd, 15 October 1887
There were also impressive turnouts at the Emirates and Anfield, where 59,476 and 44,103 saw Arsenal and Liverpool win their respective ties.
There was a capacity crowd of 32,110 at Derby County, who lost out to Jose Mourinho’s star-studied Chelsea side.
Meanwhile, Everton’s impressive 4-0 victory over QPR attracted 32,283 to Goodison Park, while 24,038 witnessed Sheffield United’s surprise win at Aston Villa.