Manchester United  – 0 Crystal Palace Casemiro Goal
Manchester United reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Fulham after three quick red cards in a dramatic day at Old Trafford.
Marco Silva’s side appeared to be in control of the quarter-final after Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal early in the second half, but Willian’s handball created an incredible reverse that sent Silva and Mitrovic as well as the Brazilian player must receive a red card.
Casemiro’s challenge on Akanji
Fernandes added a late goal with a decisive finish and Erik ten Hag’s side host Brighton at Wembley next month.
How Fulham kicked him at Old Trafford For most of the afternoon, Fulham were the team that impressed the most, with United’s six-month unbeaten streak in front of their fans at risk.
Manchester United  – 1 Fulham – Marcel Sabitzer 77′
The visitors had a well-deserved lead when Mitrovic put the ball into the net from Issa Diop’s shot early in the second half. Without the suspended Casemiro in midfield, United struggled for control.
It was Joao Palhinha, returning to Fulham’s midfield after his own suspension, who dominated midfield. And then the game changed.
Manchester United  – 1 Fulham – Bruno Fernandes 90+6′
United counter-attacked with speed and with Jadon Sancho circling Bernd Leno, Willian opted to block the ball near the goal line with his hand.He was scouted after a VAR review and while there was sympathy for the player, there was no action taken by his teammates.
Mitrovic shoved referee Chris Kavanagh so aggressively that the referee had no choice but to send him off the field. Ten players will be very difficult.
No 9 made that impossible and when Fernandes converted his kick, the momentum was unstoppable. Silva: We are the best team
“Until the penalty and the red card, we were clearly the best team on the pitch,” Silva told ITV.”We respect Manchester United but we are clearly the best team on the pitch.
” When asked about decisions, he added: “It’s puzzling as to why two moments in their box in the first half one of which was an obvious penalty for Mitrovic – why does anyone not check?” Regarding his own red card, he said:
“If you ask me if I’ve done anything that makes me happy, of course not. But if you ask me if it’s a red card, well, it’s a red card. I highly doubt I would like to know what the referee will write about what I told him.