Manchester United vs Fulham: FA Cup – LIVE!
Man United’s tilt at a domestic cup double continues this afternoon as they welcome their Premier League rivals to Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Erik ten Hag has already claimed the Carabao Cup in his debut season in charge, and his team are among the favourites to add the FA Cup to the campaign haul. They are also favourites to win the Europa League.
Fulham have enjoyed a fine season back in England’s top flight as they push for a top-eight finish, though recent defeats to Brentford and Arsenal have halted their progress in recent weeks. A big win today at Old Trafford would see them reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2002, and they may fancy their chances of an upset.
The all-Premier League cup affair kicks off at 4.30pm. Follow the game with our dedicated blog below, featuring expert insight from Dom Smith!
51min: Mitrovic fires home at the corner for his first ever FA Cup goal!
VAR checks as Rashford hits the deck in the build-up … but the goal stands! Fully deserved.
48min: Well, we were expecting United to step up a gear after the break, but it’s Fulham.
Willian just denied the opener by a fine De Gea save.
Dom Smith’s HT thoughts
“Well, Manchester United won’t be proud of their first-half performance there. Marcel Sabitzer, Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho started to come into the game more as the 45 drew to a close, but Fulham were on top of proceedings throughout.
“Willian and Harrison Reed have been superb. Goalless at the break, but a lively first period.”
Fulham have had the better of it in the opening half at Old Trafford. Ten Hag won’t be happy with what he has seen.
48min: There’s the whistle.
45min: Two minutes added on.
Dom Smith reports
“Fulham full-backs Kenny Tete and Antonee Robinson had a torrid time of it last weekend when both were culpable for Arsenal goals as the Gunners won 3-0 at Craven Cottage.
“They’ve been much better here so far. Robinson crossed well for Mitrovic a few minutes back, and Tete has been on top of Luke Shaw’s forward runs.”
41min: Powerful effort from Sabitzer which stings Leno’s palms before the keeper smothers at the second attempt.
Seconds later Sabitzer tries to find Rashford inside the area, but the ball is played behind the striker.
40min: That is a superb tackle from Martinez on Mitrovic, which the striker was not expecting on the edge of the area but cleanly dispossesses him.