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Manchester United Football Players Secure Spot in FA Cup Final After Thrilling Semi-Final Win

news-content">After a year, Manchester United football players will appear again in the final of the English FA Cup. In Sunday’s semi-final at Wembley, they beat second division side Coventry City only in a penalty shootout 4:2, when they lost a three-goal lead in regular time and it was the score 3:3 even after extra time. In the battle for the cup, they will meet city rivals and defending champions Manchester City.

Manchester United confirmed their place as favorites in the first half. He clearly outplayed his opponent in the game and took the lead in the 23rd minute when Diogo Dalot’s pass from the right was headed into the open goal by McTominay. Even before the break, Maguire marked the lead of the “Red Devils”, in extra time, he headed home after Fernandes’ corner kick.

He added the third goal in the 59th minute with the help of a run from defender Fernandes and United looked to be on their way to victory. However, Coventry reduced the first shot in the goal area in the 71st minute thanks to Ellis Simms, and eight minutes later, Callum O’Hare made 2:3 with luck from the perspective of the second division player. Victor Torp was on hand to equalize in the 85th minute, but the outsiders did not have to wait for extra time, when Haji Wright equalized at 3:3 from a penalty by Aaron Wan – Bissaka.

In added time, Coventry came close to a sensational comeback, but Torp’s goal in the 121st minute was disallowed for offside. Manchester United’s Casemiro was the first to delay the shootout, but O’Hare and Ben Sheaf did not convert their efforts in the second division outfit, so Rasmus Höjlund sealed it United’s progress in the fifth row.

For Coventry, this was their second semi-final appearance in the prestigious competition after 1987, when they finally triumphed. Manchester United have 12 FA Cup titles under their name, most recently in 2016.

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news-item-description">Manchester City footballers remained in the game for the double after being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Citizens beat Chelsea 1:0 on Saturday and progressed to the final of the English FA Cup. After the meeting, coach Pep Guardiola was furious that his team had to play another important duel three days after being kicked out of the Champions League.

2024-04-21 17:26:43
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