Manchester United booked their place in the quarter-finals of the English FA Cup, following a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over visiting West Ham United in their fifth-round tie encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
A goalless opening period provided the tonic for what was to come in the second half. First, it was Said Benrahma who fired home to give West Ham the lead before Casemiro levelled but the Brazilian’s effort was chalked off for offside.
Nayef Aguerd headed unfortunately into his own net to pull the Red Devils level, before teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho and Fred ensured that Erik ten Hag’s side moved into the last-eight of the FA Cup and maintained their push to win an unprecedented quadruple this season.
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FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United
90+4′ MIN: Game, set, match! Fred puts the nail on the coffin of the Hammers. Man Utd go through.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United (Fred)
90′ MIN: Alejandro Garnacho turns it around for the Red Devils.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United (A. Garnacho)
77′ MIN: It’s an own goal! An unlucky moment for Nayef Aguerd, who heads the corner kick behind his own keeper.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-1 West Ham United (Own Goal – N. Aguerd)
73′ MIN: No Goal!!! Celebrations are cut short for Manchester United as the referee indicates NO GOAL after the VAR review shows it was offside!
73′ MIN: The Manchester Utd players halt their celebrations as referee Michael Salisbury makes the VAR signal to review the goal, most likely to ascertain if there was an offside in the build-up play.
72′ MIN: Bruno Fernandes curls the free kick into the box. Casemiro peels off his marker and arrows a brilliant header past Alphonse Areola and into the bottom right corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-1 West Ham United (Casemiro)
54′ MIN: Said Benrahma scores as he latches on to a pass and unleashes a perfect strike from the edge of the box that goes into the top right corner of the goal and past the goalkeeper.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 0-1 West Ham United (S. Benrahma)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United
HALF-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United
KICK-OFF AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United