Man Utd leave it late to beat Derby

Posted January 06, 2018

Manchester United (4-3-3): Romero; Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mata.

Manchester United are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after late goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard saw off Championship side Derby County.

More crosses were massively evading their targets, and he sent the opposition on a counter-attack with a disastrous pass backwards eventually finding it's way to Sam Winnall on the edge of the area - luckily for Mkhitaryan, his shot was skewed well wide.

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United had been frustrated earlier in the game, striking the post on a number of occasions and forcing Scott Carson in to making a number of saves.

Derby finds itself in good position to secure promotion to the Premier League, as the Rams sit second in the Championship with 49 points. But the team kept trying so I knew the goal could arrive.

Tom Huddlestone had a 50th minute shot deflect wide for a corner, before Carson was forced to save from Mata at the other end.

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United were the team pressing as the match headed for its final 20 minutes though, and Rashford struck one against the woodwork in the 71st minute after working space in a wide angle.

United's best chance fell to Rashford two minutes later, but he fired over the crossbar after Juan Mata had forced Carson to save a free-kick headed for the top left corner of the net. United were winless in their last four matches before Everton tie and Jose Mourinho's side has also been eliminated from League Cup when they endured a stunning 2-1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

A second would follow soon following a fast break from the hosts, with Lukaku playing a one-two with Anthony Martial before slotting home.

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