Manchester United F.C. vs West Ham United F.C.

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Emirates FA Cup

March 13th

Old Trafford, Manchester, England


68′ Payet

83′ Martial

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The Hammers will feel hard done by as they felt that Martial’s goal shouldn’t have stood because of an infringement from Schweinsteiger on Randolph. Nevertheless a draw was probably a fair result.

FT: They’ll have to do it again now at the Boleyn, in what will be the Hammers’ final FA Cup game at Upton Park.

FT: It was a fantastic game towards the latter stages and it had some fantastic moments particularly Payet’s freekick.

FT: So Martial’s late goal earns Manchester United a replay against the Irons.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the game to an end.

90’+2′ Disallowed goal!! The Hammers have the ball in the net but Antonio is offside.

90’+2′ The corner is deflected behind by Schweinsteiger.

90’+1′ Chance!! The corner is worked short to Noble whose effort is scuffed wide. Should have been a goalkick. The corner goes behind for another corner.

90′ Close!! Antonio beats two players before forcing De Gea into a great save – tipping the ball behind.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

88′ Ogbonna concedes a corner from a Depay cross. The ball eventually finds its way to Rojo who volleys over under pressure.

86′ Final change for the hosts as Matteo Darmian comes on for Varela.

86′ Chance!! Carrick receives the ball to drag an effort just wide.

85′ Chance!! Depay cuts inside before passing to Rojo whose effort is harmlessly wide.

83′ Goal!! Herrera’s cross is deep and looks to be going away from goal but Martial gets there and volleys home beyond Randolph. Game on!! It appears as though Randolph was fouled in the build-up by Schweinsteiger, the German blocked the keeper as Martial volleyed home.

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Anthony Martial equalises late for the Red Devils. Image from: Reuters

81′ Final Hammers change sees Enner Valencia come on for Carroll.

78′ Antonio receives a yellow card for a two-footed challenge on Schweinsteiger.

77′ Chance!! Schweinsteiger fires wide following a freekick.

76′ The visitors break from the corner and Payet is in a foot-race with Varela, but after beating the Man United full-back, he’s adjudged to have fouled him. Looked very soft.

75′ Double change for the hosts with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay coming on for Fellaini and Rashford.

74′ Blind’s effort deflects off the wall and goes behind.

73′ Antonio concedes a freekick for a foul on Rashford just outside the area.

70′ Carrick receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Lanzini.

69′ Close!! Rashford plays a nice one-two with Martial, the Frenchman then takes the ball on before having his effort smothered by Randolph. However, the Frenchman is adjudged to be offside.

68′ Goal!! What a sensational strike from Payet. The Frenchman’s freekick curls wonderfully over the ball before beating De Gea via the post. That was the only way the Spaniard was going to be beaten, he would have got there had it not been for the woodwork. Wow!!

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Dimitri Payet wonderfully curls West Ham ahead with a sensational freekick. Image from: Reuters

66′ Blind is penalised for a foul on Payet.

64′ Penalty appeal!! Payet goes down under a challenge from Rojo. The Frenchman went to ground making contact with the Argentine’s trailing leg. The referee has a good hard look before waving play on. If it isn’t then why hasn’t the referee booked him?

63′ Second change for the visitors sees Emenike depart for Diafra Sakho.

61′ First change for the visitors sees Pedro Obiang come on for Reid.

60′ Chance!! Lingard finds Rashford who beats his man before his shot is smothered by Randolph.

59′ Penalty appeal after a Herrera effort strikes the arm of Reid, but the referee is unmoved.

58′ Kouyaté receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Lingard.

57′ Close!! Herrera’s freekick towards the near-post is saved well by Randolph.

56′ Reid is penalised for a foul on Rashford.

55′ Varela’s delivery is dangerous but the visitors eventually clear the danger.

53′ Payet recieves a yellow card for a cynical challenge from Lingard. Clipped his heels just outside the area.

52′ Payet wins a freekick after a challenge from behind by Lingard.

51′ The hosts eventually clear the danger.

50′ Reid concedes a corner.

45′ The visitors get the second-half underway. Chance!! Antonio sends in a teasing delivery that De Gea palms away.

HT: So will the hosts open the scoring or will the Hammers inflict a third consecutive defeat for the Red Devils? Join us again for the second period.

HT: Martial poses the biggest threat from the hosts especially with Antonio getting forward and leaving space behind. However, Carroll has looked dangerous too, powerfully heading over the bar. Payet is yet to really demonstrate his quality in this match and will hope to get onto the ball more in the second-half.

HT: The Emenike header was the closest either side came to finding the opener. The Nigerian has been threat also dragging an effort wide.

HT: So goalless at the break, the hosts have possibly had more chances although the visitors have had the better ones.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

40′ Payet’s delivery isn’t dealt with properly; pinballing in the area before the hosts clear.

39′ Rashford is penalised for a foul on Carroll.

31′ Fellaini receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Noble. The hosts feel hard done by as they felt Lingard was initially fouled by Noble.

29′ Chance!! Martial finds Rashford via a fortunate ricochet, but the youngster’s effort is off-target via a deflection. The corner is cleared.

26′ Chance!! Martial finds Rojo whose pullback finds Herrera, but he fires wide first-time.

18′ Chance!! Martial beats his man before sending in a cross that’s met by Herrera whose volley his deflected wide by Cresswell. However, the referee awards a goalkick.

17′ Close!! Cresswell does well to find Emenike with a cross, but the Nigerian’s header is tame and De Gea saves with ease. It was a free header.

16′ Chance!! Rashford acrobatically meets a Varela cross but his effort is harmlessly over.

15′ Chance!! Varela finds Lingard who cuts inside before firing wide on his left foot.

13′ The delivery is poor but Carroll makes a mess of a clearance but Rashford is then penalised for a foul on Reid.

12′ Martial wins a corner.

11′ Emenike is caught offside.

9′ Chance!! Carroll meets another Cresswell cross but his header is just too high.

6′ Chance!! Payet meets a half-cleared ball from Blind on the volley, but his effort goes harmlessly wide.

5′ Chance!! Carroll finds Emenike but he fires just wide under pressure.

4′ Chance!! Cresswell bursts forward before delivering a cross into the path of Carroll but his first-time strike is harmlessly off-target.

3′ Chance!! Varela’s deflected cross falls for Lingard but he drags his volley wide.

2′ Chance!! Fellaini meets the corner but he heads over.

1′ Rashford wins a corner. Good advantage played from the referee after Reid initially caught Martial. The defender eventually receives a yellow card.

0′ The hosts get us underway.


Team news:

Manchester United F.C.: David De Gea (GK), Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Guillermo Varela, Maroune Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford

West Ham United F.C.: Darren Randolph (GK), Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble, Emmanuel Emenike, Dimitri Payet, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Andy Carroll


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