FA Cup: Manchester United 3-1 West Ham

Manchester United 3-1 West Ham

The Red Devils left it late but complete a fine comeback at Old Trafford as they move into the quarterfinals. West Ham proved worthy midweek opposition but United’s substitutes made all the difference late on as they finished much stronger. Another standout performance from Garnacho who bagged a stunning late goal. 

Fresh from winning their first trophy in six years, Manchester United kept their search for more silverware this season alive after coming from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round. 

After a see-sawing first half ended goalless, it was the Hammers that broke the deadlock in the 54th minute as United’s defence switched off and Said Benrahma scored a stunner. West Ham would also strike next but this time at the wrong end as a Bruno Fernandes corner was accidentally nodded home by Nayef Aguerd. 

With extra time looming, United youngster Alejandro Garnacho stepped up in the 90th minute as he curled home a brilliant effort worthy of winning any match. Not done there, Fred sealed the result with one of the last kicks of the game after a defensive mishap from the Hammers. 

Manchester United extend their undefeated run in all competitions to 11 games, with rivals Liverpool awaiting them next in the Premier League on Sunday, March 5. They were also drawn against Fulham in the FA Cup quarterfinals, set to host the Cottagers at Old Trafford on March 18.

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