Manchester United are into a record seventh-straight FA Cup final after overcoming West Ham at Old Trafford this evening.
A drab 90 minutes finished goalless but Scott McTominay came off the bench to continue his recent scoring form with a smart volleyed finish midway through the first period of extra-time.
West Ham were disappointing, missing talisman Michail Antonio up front, and were it not for some excellent defending from Craig Dawson and smart goalkeeping from Lukasz Fabianski the tie might have been settled earlier.
The evening was also notable for the first ever concussion substitution in English football as West Ham defender Issa Diop – himself a substitute – was replaced by Ryan Fredericks at half-time following a clash of heads with Anthony Martial.
Man United XI: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Fred, Van de Beek, Rashford, Martial, Greenwood
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Yarmolenko
FULL-TIME | Man United 1-0 West Ham
All over. It’s seven straight FA Cup quarter-finals for Manchester United.
120 mins: Just one minute to be added…
115 mins: Tomas Soucek has pretty much gone to play up front now for West Ham, with Benrahma in support. The Algerian just planted a free header straight at Henderson but VAR would have ruled it out for offside anyway.
112 mins: Wow. The youngster Odubeko, who only came on as a second half substitute, has been substituted.
110 mins: It looks like Manuel Lanzini is going to be David Moyes’ last roll of the dice. Meanwhile, United waste a glorious opening to seal it on the break as Martial somehow picks out a light blue shirt, with two in red in acres of space.
We’re swiftly back up and running.
HALF-TIME | Man United 1-0 West Ham
Man United are 15 minutes from the quarter-finals.
104 mins: Can West Ham find a reply? It’s the home side that have been more threatening since the goal, to be honest.
GOAL! | Man United 1-0 West Ham | Scott McTominay 97′
There’s the breakthrough!
It’s a cracking United break and though West Ham initially stop the cross, Rashford is sharpest to react and cushions beautifully into the path of McTominay, who arrives right on cue to finish on the volley.
95 mins: Already Luke Shaw has looked a threat, whipping in a couple of decent crosses from the left. Edinson Cavani is lurking in there.
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