Highway to Wembley spherical by spherical of Man Utd FA Cup run from Inside United journal

United received 7-6 on penalties

Only one step from the ultimate (although already at Wembley!), it took an agonising penalty shoot-out to settle a tense semi-final towards high-flying Brighton. Within the first half Roberto De Zerbi’s facet dominated possession, however it was United who had the higher probabilities, with Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen all going shut. David De Gea, in the meantime, needed to claw out Alexis Mac Allister’s free-kick.

With goalscoring alternatives onerous to come back by as the perimeters duked it out, De Gea saved out Julio Enciso and Solly March, whereas Seagulls keeper Robert Sanchez pulled off a surprising save to disclaim Marcus Rashford’s highly effective effort in extra-time. After 120 minutes of soccer there was no breakthrough, although, which means one factor: a penalty shoot-out.

In a high-quality show of penalty-taking, the primary 12 spot-kicks had been all scored. As the strain ratcheted up, although, lastly March put his effort over the bar. ‘Iceman’ Victor Lindelof then stepped up… and nervelessly slotted his penalty within the high nook, confirming United’s place in a mouthwatering closing towards Manchester Metropolis.

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