Manchester United beat 10-man Reading 3-1 at Old Trafford to advance to the fifth
round of the FA Cup.
Marcus Rashford thought he had opened the scoring in the 35th minute but VAR
disallowed his goal after Wout Weghorst was offside in the build-up. Rashford would
miss his opportunity to become the first player in club history to score in 10 straight
Erik ten Hag’s men absolutely dominated the opening half, but the visitors nearly
grabbed a shock lead just before the break. A mistake by Tyrell Malacia allowed Junior
Hoilett a shot from close range, but David de Gea made a fantastic save to keep the
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The floodgates burst open for the home side early in the second half though.
Casemiro scored twice in the space of four minutes, the first a sweet chip over the
keeper and the second a deflected effort from long range.
Compounding the difficulty for Paul Ince‘s side, Andy Carroll was sent off in the 65th
minute, picking up his second yellow card for a reckless sliding challenge on
Casemiro. Fred scored United’s third just a minute later with a sweet heel-flicked
finish, putting the game out of reach.
Amadou Salif Mbengue did score a consolation goal for the Championship side off a
corner in the 72nd minute, but it was too little, too late to make a difference.