FA Cup Results: Comeback Beats 9 Fulham Players, Manchester United Qualifies for the Semifinals
Suara.com – Manchester United got a ‘windfall’ to beat Fulham 2-1 in the 2022/2023 FA Cup quarter-final match. The Red Devils came from behind to beat Fulham at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Monday (20/3/2023) in the morning WIB.
How could it not be, even though Fulham played away, they actually performed much better than the hosts throughout the first half and half of the second half.
Fulham even took the lead through Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal in the 50th minute. After that, Fulham continued to dominate the match at Old Trafford, even dominating ball possession.
However, disaster came for the visitors in the 72nd minute. This was when Willian did a handball on the goal line when trying to block Jadon Sancho’s shot into an empty goal.
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After the VAR review, the referee immediately awarded a penalty to Manchester United while also rewarding Willian with a red card.
Not only that, referee Chris Kavanagh also sent Aleksandar Mitrovic off at this moment. The Fulham bomber was rewarded with a straight red card after protesting loudly and also pushing the referee.
Not only two players, Fulham coach Marco Silva also received a direct red card for his excessive protest at the referee.
Not to forget, Bruno Fernandes added to Fulham’s suffering after converting his penalty perfectly to become a goal in the 75th minute
After a score of 1-1 and only against nine players, Manchester United really controlled the match and had the upper hand.
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Not long after, in the 77th minute, Marcel Sabiter brought Manchester United 2-1 up after performing a beautiful backflick in front of goal, taking advantage of Luke Shaw’s shot from the left.
In the 90+6′ minute, Fernandes completed Manchester United’s comeback after scoring a goal with a powerful shot from inside the 16th box.
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, McTominay (Antony 58′), Sabitzer, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford (Fred 83′), Weghorst.
Coach: Erik Ten Hag (Netherlands)
Fulham XI: Leno, Kenny Tete (Cedric Soares 89′), Issa Diop, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Reed (James 89′), Palhinha, De Cordova-Reid (Solomon 89′), Perreira (Cairney 90′), Willian , Mitrovic.
Coach: Marco Silva (Portugal)
FA Cup Quarter Final Results:
Manchester City 6-0 Burnley
Brighton 5-0 Grimsby Town
Sheffield United 3-2 Blackburn Rovers
Manchester United 3-1 Fulham