Otago Daily Times
United’s insalubrious win puts it in quarters
MANCHESTER: Manchester United reached the FA Cup quarterfinals for the seventh straight season as substitute Scott McTominay’s goal in extra time sealed a 10 win over West Ham United yesterday.
Both sides lacked spark in a dire fifthround clash and there were precious few chances in normal time at Old Trafford.
But McTominay finally relieved the tedium with a sharp low shot from Marcus Rashford’s clever setup in the 97th minute.
United badly missed the creative flair of Bruno Fernandes, who came off the bench in the 73rd, although it did fashion the only real chances in normal time and Lukasz Fabianski made good saves from Victor Lindelof and Rashford.
West Ham, for which David Moyes is still looking for his first win back at Old Trafford as an opposing manager, created next to nothing, although Craig Dawson failed to connect with a header in front of goal in the last seconds of normal time.
Meanwhile, premier league Burnley was knocked out of the competition by Championship side Bournemouth after suffering a 20 loss to the secondtier team at Turf Moor.
Sam Surridge’s 21stminute goal and a late Junior Stanislas penalty sent the Cherries, relegated from the top flight last season, into the quarterfinals.
Bournemouth is into the FA Cup sixth round for the first time since 195657 and the win was a boost for interim manager Jonathan Woodgate, who took over last week following the sacking of Jason Tindall. — Reuters