Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's Manchester United scoring record as the FA Cup holders cruised into round four with a 4-0 win over Reading on Saturday.
Rooney scored his 249th United goal in front of the watching Charlton as Jose Mourinho's men strolled to victory, but Arsenal had to come from behind to win 2-1 at second-tier Preston North End.
The record equalling goal for @WayneRooney⚽️ 249 Goals in 543 matches - Rooney🔴 249 Goals in 758 matches - Charlton pic.twitter.com/mycDAgz4LG— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) January 7, 2017
Third-tier Millwall pulled off the day's biggest shock by beating top-flight Bournemouth 3-0, while Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion both fell to Championship opposition.
"It's a proud moment, to do it at a massive club like Manchester United," Rooney, 31, said after matching Charlton's mark on his 543rd United appearance.
"To be up there with Sir Bobby in terms of goals is a huge honour. Hopefully I'll be up there on my own soon."
It was to prove a sorry return to Old Trafford for Reading manager Jaap Stam, the former United centre-back.
Rooney broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when he used his right knee to steer Juan Mata's dinked cross past Reading goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.
He created United's second goal in the 15th minute by playing a one-two with Anthony Martial, who stroked a cool effort into the bottom-right corner.
Marcus Rashford made the game safe with a late brace, his second goal stemming from an embarrassing miskick by Al Habsi.
United, who host Hull City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday, have won eight successive games for the first time since 2009.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, FA Cup winners in 2014 and 2015, needed an 89th-minute Olivier Giroud goal to see off valiant Championship team Preston at a misty Deepdale.
It was Giroud's fourth goal in four games and followed his late equaliser at Bournemouth and acclaimed scorpion kick volley against Crystal Palace.
"Someone reminded me yesterday that I have never been out in the third round in 21 years, but tonight, in the first half, it was close," Wenger conceded.
"I believe that we have a togetherness and fighting spirit and that is why we have these comebacks."
West Brom lost 2-1 at home to Championship promotion-chasers Derby County, while Stoke lost 2-0 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Marco Silva won the battle of the new Premier League managers, late goals by Abel Hernandez and Josh Tymon giving Hull a 2-0 victory over Paul Clement's Swansea City. Palace and Southampton face replays against Bolton Wanderers and Norwich City respectively, while Burnley drew 0-0 at top-tier rivals Sunderland.