Manchester United progressed to the following spherical of the FA Cup after a four-goal rout in opposition to large killers Yeovil City on Friday night time, with United’s new quantity 7 Alexis Sanchez selecting up his first man of the match award.
Darren Manner’s aspect appeared purposeful from the primary whistle and put Manchester United below strain with direct play and willingness to battle for free balls.
Man Utd have but to concede to Yeovil City, in 70 years*.
*OK, solely 4 video games, all FA Cup, all UTD wins, Three-Zero, Eight-Zero, 2-Zero, Four-Zero.
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) January 26, 2018
Jordan Inexperienced particularly induced issues up in opposition to the inexperienced Victor Lindelof, and Yeovil nearly took the lead early because the 22-year-old burst handed the Swedish defender and struck from an acute angle from 12 yards. Sergio Romero was equal to the hassle and blocked the shot on the entrance submit.
United’s new quantity 7 had a blended half, however appeared sharper and busier than every other participant on the pitch as he appeared to settle shortly along with his new teammates.
Regardless of Mourinho’s aspect establishing management of the sport round 20 minutes in; the Glovers ensured the conflict was no formality and once more examined Romero, as towering centre-back Omar Sowunmi latched onto a deep free-kick from Jake Grey, however his effort was underwhelming and was gathered comfortably.
After a few half-chances, the strain from the away aspect lastly got here to fruition. Sanchez drove on the again 4 and performed in Marcus Rashford; who overindulged and misplaced possession, however the Englishman’s persistence earned him a aim as he harried the defence and capitalised on a lapse in communication between defence and goalkeeper, slotting residence from shut vary.
United’s high quality started to inform early within the second half and as they turned the screw, with Sanchez and Juan Mata dictating play in Yeovil’s defensive third.
A nook proved to be a decisive second for the house aspect within the 60th minute, however not in the way in which they had been hoping. United broke shortly via Mata who discovered Sanchez excessive. The Chilean then bagged his first help as a Pink Satan, as he threaded in Ander Herrera; who struck a high quality low end throughout the keeper along with his left foot.
#Alexis7 is introduced as man of the match.
Unsure who picked it however that is a commercially-driven determination if ever there was one!#MUFC #YTFC
— Yeovil City FC (@YTFC) January 26, 2018
Sanchez’ debut got here to an finish within the 72nd minute after one too many tough challenges from the League Two outfit. United’s man of the second Jesse Lingard offered a contemporary pair of legs and comparable dogged work-rate in his absence.
The house aspect had been dwelling on scraps within the second half as United’s attacking trio of Rashford, Lingard and Romelu Lukaku appeared to extend their private tallies, however they at the very least labored Romero with a long-shot courtesy of Bailey within the 83rd minute.
Lingard added his 12th of the season with an excellent solo aim, as he travelled 15 yards with the ball at his ft and buried a low shot throughout the keeper from vary within the 89th minute.
Knowledgeable efficiency was rounded off by substitute Romelu Lukaku, because the brawny Belgian latched onto a low cross from Marcos Rojo and smashed residence, within the third and final minute of added time.