Manchester United is into the FA Cup quarterfinals for a seventh straight season. Bournemouth acquired there for less than the second time in its 122-year historical past.
Scott McTominay’s 97th-minute strike earned United a 1-Zero win over West Ham in a lackluster fifth-round match that required further time at snowy Previous Trafford on Tuesday.
In one other demonstration of his rising assuredness in entrance of purpose, the midfielder steered a volley into the underside nook after a neat lay-off by Marcus Rashford on the finish of a counterattack. The 24-year-old McTominay scored the winner towards Watford within the third spherical, and likewise netted in his final two Premier League video games.
“Scott has actually developed that a part of his sport this season,” United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned.
“We let him go into the field extra usually, unleash him. He’s an excellent striker of the ball, very medical.
“He was a ahead in his youthful days and you’ll see the authority when he will get an opportunity to complete.”
United, a 12-time winner of the FA Cup, is accustomed to going deep in cup competitions underneath Solskjaer over the previous yr however the semifinals have been the ceiling, with the crew dropping within the final 4 within the League Cup (twice), the FA Cup and the Europa League.
Together with the Europa League, the FA Cup appears to be United’s finest likelihood of amassing its first piece of silverware since 2017 after falling 5 factors behind Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League title race. Metropolis additionally has a sport in hand.
West Ham, led by former Man United supervisor David Moyes, pissed off Solskjaer’s facet with a disciplined defensive efficiency however wasn’t helped by dropping three gamers Angelo Ogbonna (ankle), his substitute Issa Diop (head), and Andriy Yarmolenko (knee) to damage by the 54th minute. The crew was already with out its solely senior striker, Michail Antonio, whose minutes have been being managed by Moyes after a latest damage.
Diop was changed by Ryan Fredericks at halftime following a conflict of heads with Anthony Martial within the 37th, making it the primary concussion substitute in English soccer. In a rule launched on a trial foundation for this season, groups are allowed to make use of a most of two concussion subs from the fifth spherical onward.
It is usually being trialed within the Premier League.
“We expect he’s superb and I nonetheless suppose he’s superb,” Moyes mentioned. “However he had a bump on his head at halftime, and I selected to take no dangers and took him off.”
64-YEAR WAIT ENDS
Second-division Bournemouth beat Burnley 2-Zero and is in quarterfinals of the world’s oldest membership knockout competitors for the primary time for the reason that 1956-57 season.
Objectives by Sam Surridge and Junior Stanislas, from the penalty spot, noticed off a depleted Burnley facet at Turf Moor.
Burnley was trying to advance to the quarterfinals for the primary time for the reason that 2002-03 season, however supervisor Sean Dyche selected to relaxation his key gamers together with the whole first-choice protection and goalkeeper Nick Pope along with his crew battling to keep away from relegation within the Premier League.
It later emerged that Burnley got here inside minutes of doubtless getting disqualified from the competitors after Dyche initially named Erik Pieters in his beginning lineup regardless of the left again being suspended for the sport after amassing yellow playing cards in every of the earlier two rounds.
Burnley was alerted to its error by Bournemouth officers simply earlier than kickoff and changed Pieters with Anthony Driscoll-Glennon.
“It was very gentlemanly of them,” Dyche mentioned.
Bournemouth, which was relegated from the highest flight final season, was being managed on an interim foundation by former Tottenham and Actual Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate following the latest departure of Jason Tindall.
The remaining six matches within the final 16 happen over Wednesday and Thursday.