Manchester United beat Fulham in FA Cup / AFP
Manchester United struggled but came back in the final 15 minutes to beat Fulham 3-1 in the round quarter-final closing out to qualify for the FA Cup semi-finals. did it.
He thus joined Manchester City, Brighton and Sheffield United (Second Division), who had previously secured tickets to the penultimate phase of the competition.
The semi-finals are Manchester City vs Sheffield United and Brighton vs Manchester United. They will play at Wembley on 22nd and 23rd April.
Serbia’s Alexander Mitrovic opened the scoring for Fulham at Old Trafford in the 50th minute and the London side tried to resist, but after two players were sent off in the 72nd minute, the Brazilian Willian and Mitrovic himself. I had to give in to the evidence. , the first to commit a penalty and the second to push the referee.
Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes converted the biggest penalty in the 75th minute after the visitor’s anger subsided, and in the 77th minute Austrian Marcel Savitzer came back with help from Luke Shaw to make it 2-1. Did.
At the final discount (90+6), Bruno Fernandes won the final 3-1.
“This team has great character. We are physically and mentally healthy. I am happy with how we are playing as a team.”
Thus, third-placed Manchester United in the English league capped off a strong week, beating Betis in the round of 16 of the Europa League. , Seville.
After winning the League Cup at the end of February, United continue to aim for the Cup-bearer ‘double’ this season.
– Grimsby wakes up from his sleep –
Shortly before that, Brighton, one of the teams vying for a European place in the Premier League, followed logic and defeated Grimsby Town (4th Division), the most low-key team still in contention (5 -0).
Grimsby eliminated Southampton, the current bottom team in the Premier League, in the round of 16, but this time they failed to face England’s 7th-placed side in the 1st category.
Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton manager has continued to play attractive and effective football after replacing Graham Potter when he left Chelsea in September.
Grimsby brought 4,600 fans to Brighton to experience this historic day. Their iconic inflatable his fish has been a symbol of this club from the coastal cities of east England, and its fans have nicknamed them the ‘Mariners’.
Deniz Undaf, who carefully followed Ecuador’s Moises Caicedo’s shot, opened the scoring in the sixth minute.
Far from sinking, Grimsby held back in that first part, reaching the break with that short deficit and continuing to dream of surprises. But in the second half, Brighton pushed that hierarchy hard.
Evan Ferguson was in charge of the duel ruling, scoring first with 51 and then with 70.
Once it was all decided, a header from Solly March (81) and a lucky goal from Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma (90) deflected the shot to make it 5-0.
In the first game on Sunday, in a duel between the two second division teams, Sheffield United won 3-2 with an injury-time goal from Tommy Doyle, who scored with a shot into the corner in the final injury, to beat Blackburn. Eliminated.
The first game of the round took place on Saturday, with Manchester City walking (6-0) against Second Division leaders Burnley, with Norway’s Erling Haaland scoring a hat-trick before Argentina’s Julian Alvarez. ,double.