Manchester United defeated Brighton and Hove Albion in a nail-biting FA CUP Semifinal tie. David De Gea was phenomenal today in keeping out the efforts of Brighton through the entire match. United moved to the FA Cup final to play Manchester City. This is will be the first Manchester derby in a cup final.
The match started with a brilliant attack by either side witnessing some mighty saves by both of their keepers. Mac- Allister’s brilliant free-kick gets thumping save by De Gea. Minutes later, United makes a brilliant counter while Bruno Fernandes takes a powerful shot on target right outside the box, but sees a brilliant save from Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez. The match resumed in the second half to witness De Gea making a miracle of a save to Enciso’s shot to keep it outside.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side kept the dominance even in the last quarter, Solly March took a low strike into the goal but his effort saved by De Gea. Yet Both the teams failed to convert their chances to break the deadlock. And the match moved to the extra-time.
Robert Sanchez still kept Brighton alive in the extra time denying Marcus Rashford. The Spanish keeper saved an effort from Casemiro which took the match to the penalties. But Ten Hag side finally defeats De Zerbi’s Brighton after Solly March fails to convert the seventh penalty. Manchester United marches to the final to face Manchester City.
Fans reaction to Manchester United’s win in FA Cup Semi-Final.
The nail-biting match against Brighton made fans take on social media to show their excitement. The penalty miss by Solly March was celebrated by one who went on saying ‘March is missing ’cause it’s now April‘. Many fans showed their anger on alleged poor referee calling the match officials ‘blind‘. While another expressed their joy by singing along ‘OH YES WEMBLEY WE ARE FAMOUS MANCHESTER UNITED AND WE ARE GOING TO WEMBLEY‘. Manchester United look ahead to create a new history by winning the FA Cup against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the FA CUP final.
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