FA CUP 4th Round- Man United vs Reading

FA CUP 4th Round- Man United vs Reading

The current FA Cup is on the brink of the end of 4th round. The win of Man United over Reading has confirmed the former’s spot in the Fifth Round. Erik ten Hag’s Man United had a comfortable win over Paul Ince’s Reading at the iconic Old Trafford. Continuing their almost perfect form at home, this the six straight win for Man United in the competition.

Match Summary and Stats

From the start of the game, Man United was pressing hard, Yet they were unable to penetrate through the Reading’s Defenses. Man United kept the possession for most part of the game(79%). The visitor also had few moments of hope, but Man United defense line kept them away. In the first half of the game, there was a drought and no goals were scored. Although there was a goal by M.Rashford in the 34th Minute, which was later judged an offside through VAR. 

Casemiro Double strike, saw Man united Heading into the fifth Round of FA Cup


After the break the game was turned on its head by the Brazilian trio, Casemiro, Antony and Fred. The game first goal was scored by Man united Midfielder Casemiro, when he received a top notch pass from his country man Antony, in the 54th minute of the game. Past three minutes the Brazilian hit the net as the second goal of the match. This time it was Fred’s assist in the 58 minute of the game, leaving Man united 2 to Null.

M.Rashford Goal(34) was reffered for a possible offside, as later it was confirmed through VAR

Continuing the confidence from the Casemiro’s second goal assist, Fred in the 66 minute of the game made it to the scoring sheet and a goal to his name. This goal was salt to the wound for the Reading, as just before in the 65th minute reading’s Andy Carroll was shown red card, the only for the game.

Reading’s Amadou Salif Mbengue’s 72nd minute goal was the indeed a silver lining. As they push harder to penetrate but not to be. At the stoppage time the official scores were 3-1 Man united.

Playing XI

Man United: De Gea (GK) Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Fernandes, Rashford ,Weghorst
Reading: Lumley, Yiadom, Holmes, McIntyre, Rahman, Hendrick, Loum, Hoilett, Ince , Joao, Carroll.

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