Manchester United 3-1 Fulham: Bruno Fernandes doubles his comeback against Cottagers at nine

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his first FA Cup goal for Fulham before being sent off

Manchester United came from one goal to beat Fulham on nine and reach the FA Cup semi-finals with a controversial victory at Old Trafford.

Marco Silva’s side have only looked on track for their second appearance in the last four since losing to West Ham in the 1975 final when their world came crashing down around an incident handball 15 minutes from the end.

Jadon Sancho appeared to fire an equalizer into an empty net, only for Willian to charge in and clear.

Referee Chris Kavanagh first gave a corner but VAR advised the official to check the pitchside monitor, with Willian protesting and manager Marco Silva furious.

Silva was shown a red card before Kavanagh could even make a decision. Once he did, Willian was also fired. Then Aleksander Mitrovic, who had put Fulham ahead, grabbed the referee as he angrily protested and became the third visitor to be sent off.

Once order was restored, Bruno Fernandes scored the penalty.

Within two minutes Fulham had lost two men, their manager and the leader.

Two minutes later, Marcel Sabitzer brought home Luke Shaw’s cross to make it 2-1 at United before Fernandes added a third stoppage time to knock Fulham out of the FA Cup.

United will now face Brighton in the semi-final at Wembley.

The sight of Silva pacing down the tunnel in a state of fury didn’t suggest this was a defeat he would accept.

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Manchester United

  1. Manchester United 3-1 Fulham: Bruno Fernandes doubles his comeback against Cottagers at ninesquad number17player nameFred
  2. Manchester United 3-1 Fulham: Bruno Fernandes doubles his comeback against Cottagers at ninesquad number21player nameAnthony


  1. squad number17player nameLeno

  2. squad number2player nameHead

  3. squad number31player nameDiop

  4. squad number13player nameoar

  5. squad number33player nameRobinson

  6. squad number6player nameReed

  7. squad number26player nameJoao Palhinha

  8. squad number14player nameFrom Cordova Reid

  9. squad number18player nameAndreas Pereira

  10. squad number20player nameWillian

  11. squad number9player namemitrovic

  1. squad numbertenplayer nameCairney

  2. squad number11player nameSolomon

  3. squad number12player nameCedric Soares

  4. squad number21player namejames


Man Utd

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 1by Gea
  • 29Wan Bissaka
  • 5MaguireBooked at 21 mins
  • 6Li Martinez
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominayReplaced byAnthonyTo 58′minutes
  • 15Sabitzer
  • 25sancho
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • tenRashfordReplaced byFredTo 83′minutes
  • 27Weghorst


  • 2Lindelof
  • 12Malacia
  • 17Fred
  • 20scupper
  • 21Anthony
  • 28Pellistri
  • 31Butland
  • 36Elanga
  • 73Mainoo


Training 4-2-3-1

  • 17Leno
  • 2HeadReplaced byCedric SoaresTo 89′minutes
  • 31Diop
  • 13oar
  • 33RobinsonBooked at 67 mins
  • 6ReedReplaced byjamesTo 89′minutes
  • 26Joao Palhinha
  • 14From Cordova ReidReplaced bySolomonTo 89′minutes
  • 18PereiraBooked at 18 minsReplaced byCairneyTo 90′minutes
  • 20WillianBooked at 72 mins
  • 9mitrovicBooked at 72 mins


  • 1Rodak
  • 4To fish
  • 8Wilson
  • tenCairney
  • 11Solomon
  • 12Cedric Soares
  • 21james
  • 28Lukic
  • 30Alves Morais

Chris Kavanagh


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