Man Utd beat 9-man Fulham in chaotic cup QF


Manchester United scored twice in two minutes to return from behind to beat Fulham 3-1 at Outdated Trafford on Sunday and guide their place within the FA Cup semifinals.

Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring and put Fulham within the ascendancy, however a capitulation on 70 minutes noticed the goalscorer despatched off, alongside Willian as Bruno Fernandes scored the ensuing penalty with Marcel Sabitzer giving United the lead two minutes later. Fernandes made certain of victory with one other objective deep in stoppage-time.

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United will face Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium within the semifinals, with rivals Manchester Metropolis dealing with Championship aspect Sheffield United.

There was little to separate the 2 sides within the first half in an eventful opening interval which lacked high quality.

However Fulham got here out for the second half in explosive model, with Antonee Robinson and Willian forcing sensible saves out of David de Gea earlier than Mitrovic opened the scoring on 50 minutes.

Fulham’s stress instructed as Issa Diop flicked on a nook and Mitrovic was in the suitable place to faucet dwelling, regardless of requires a foul on Marcus Rashford which have been dismissed by a subsequent VAR examine.

The Serbia striker got here near doubling Fulham’s lead quarter-hour later as his looping header was brilliantly saved out by De Gea.

The sport, which gave the impression to be heading in Fulham’s favour, plunged into chaos and turned on its head 20 minutes from time after a VAR examine awarded the hosts a penalty for a handball by Willian.

Antony performed in Jadon Sancho, who rounded Bernd Leno earlier than firing into the recovering Willian. The previous Chelsea winger was adjudged to have dealt with the ball on the goalline and was despatched off for the infringement.

An incensed Mitrovic was then additionally given his marching orders for confronting referee Chris Kavanagh as Fulham, nonetheless holding the 1-0 lead, misplaced all management they held within the match.

Marco Silva was additionally proven crimson by referee Kavanagh as Fulham have been despatched crashing out of the cup with their third successive defeat.

Fernandes remained calm to dispatch the penalty 5 minutes after Willian dealt with Sancho’s shot.

And Erik ten Hag’s aspect made their numerical benefit depend on 76 minutes, as they took the lead in opposition to their nine-man opposition by way of Sabitzer.

Luke Shaw was launched down the left by Sancho, his low ball was inventively turned in by the Austria midfielder with the again of his heel to finish the turnaround and set United on their second journey to Wembley.

Fernandes furthered United’s cushion together with his second objective six minutes into stoppage-time.

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