United secure place in FA Cup semi finals

United secure place in FA Cup semi finals

Headers by Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Maticearned Manchester United an unconvincing 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in a low-key FA Cup quarter-final.

United, looking to make amends after their feeble Champions League defeat by Sevilla, struggled to impose themselves against Brighton before Lukaku broke the deadlock by heading home Matic's cross at the far post after 37 minutes.

Brighton dominated possession in the second half and tested United goalkeeper Sergio Romero but Matic calmed the nerves around Old Trafford seven minutes from time when he stole in to nod Ashley Young's teasing free kick into the net.

United, bidding to win the FA Cup for the 13th time, joined Tottenham Hotspur in the last four. Leicester City play Chelsea and third-tier Wigan Athletic face Southampton in the other quarter-finals on Sunday.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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