FA Cup: Manchester United, Liverpool qualify for 4th round

FA Cup: Manchester United, Liverpool qualify for 4th round

United took on Derby tonight at Old Trafford in the FA Cup and it took an 83rd minute wonderstrike from the England worldwide to see them through to the fourth round.

The first half ended goalless, as the visitors held their own at Old Trafford. The goal was Lukaku's 16th of the season in all competitions.

The breakthrough would eventually come on 84 minutes, with Lingard unleashing a cracking effort from outside the box after a lay-off from sub Romelu Lukaku.

It was a huge relief for a United side that appeared destined for a frustrating third-round replay having wasted a glut of chances, and Lukaku made sure of the win in the closing stages.

The visitors' starting line-up confirmed Gary Rowett's predominant focus on the Championship this season, where his side are vying for automatic promotion to the Premier League and now sit in 2nd place.

Derby finds itself in good position to secure promotion to the Premier League, as the Rams sit second in the Championship with 49 points.

Trump 'disappointed' in China over NKorea sanctions
It comes a day after Chinese customs data was revealed claiming Beijing exported no oil products to North Korea in November. China denies it is violating United Nations sanctions on oil sales to Kim's government.

Lingard and Paul Pogba both had early attempts for a United team that started on the front foot at Old Trafford.

Ander Herrera was the next Manchester United player to come close six minutes later but the Spaniard failed to hit target from a set piece from Rashford.

The Red Devils hit the woodwork again minutes later from Romelu Lukaku's header, but a goal wouldn't have counted anyway as the big Belgian was ruled offside.

United also got good news regarding Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian global will be fit and available to play after suffering a scary blow to the head against Southampton on December 30.

Lingard finally broke the deadlock seven minutes before time with a sensational right-footed shot from outside the box that found the top corner, 1-0.

Manchester United have booked their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Derby County at Old Trafford on Friday night.

Related Articles

  • Should coffee customers be charged 25p for disposable cups?

    Should coffee customers be charged 25p for disposable cups?

    Starbucks has pledged it will roll out a three-month trial of a 5p charge on disposable cups in up to 25 London stores. This week, Pret doubled the discount offered to customers who bring in a reusable coffee cup from 25p to 50p.
    Irish manufacturing growth ends 2017 at record high - PMI

    Irish manufacturing growth ends 2017 at record high - PMI

    This is for the fifth consecutive month that the index has come in above 50-point mark that separates expansion from contraction. Reflecting greater cost pressures, firms raised their output charges for the fifth month in succession.
    Jay-Z drops new teaser clip

    Jay-Z drops new teaser clip

    In another scene, she sits in a confessional booth opposite Jay-Z wearing a dramatic black and white gown and gold jewelry. This comes just weeks after JAY-Z did an interview where he opened up for the first time about cheating on Beyonce .
  • Z to Appear on David Letterman's Netflix Series 'My Next Guest'

    Z to Appear on David Letterman's Netflix Series 'My Next Guest'

    Letterman has lined up former president Barack Obama to be his first guest when he returns to a TV talk show later this month. The long-winded title for the new 60-minute show is " My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman ".
    Soldier dies after trying to rescue residents from Bronx fire

    Soldier dies after trying to rescue residents from Bronx fire

    He was staying with a family that escaped the fire safely, but no one could find Mensah, despite checking four hospitals. At least 14 families were homeless, and four of them were taken to hotels, according to the American Red Cross.
    Another COLD day...Snow Tonight?

    Another COLD day...Snow Tonight?

    The earliest the cold would ease may not be until the second week of January, so prepare to bundle up as 2017 turns into 2018. Snow showers will greet the morning, though little to no snow accumulation is expected throughout the day.
  • Fani-Kayode Knocks Buhari for appointing dead Senator as Press council Chair

    Fani-Kayode Knocks Buhari for appointing dead Senator as Press council Chair

    Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. He died in November but was listed by President Buhari as one of the members of the Consumer Protection Council.
    Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack

    Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack

    The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a week-long hospital stay following a heart attack. He was confronted by police officers on a Staten Island street corner for allegedly selling loose cigarettes.
    Ukraine swaps over 300 prisoners with separatists

    Ukraine swaps over 300 prisoners with separatists

    He said after his release in Horlivka that he would join the Ukrainian military again. What do you think of the exchange of prisoners?
  • Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported

    Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported

    The Valley of the Kings, which has dozens of ancient tombs, including that of King Tutankhamun, is located just outside the city. In 2009, 13 tourists were injured when their hot air balloon struck a communications mast in Luxor and crashed.
    Nokia 6 (2018) tested in GeekBench

    Nokia 6 (2018) tested in GeekBench

    The device comes in two variants - one with 32GB storage priced at 1499 yuan and the other with 64GB storage priced at 1699 yuan. After a barrage of leaks of Nokia 6's successor , HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia 6 (2018 ) as it had promised.
    South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade

    South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade

    Turning to relations with South Korea, Kim said, "I sincerely hope the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be staged successfully". He said the Olympics would be "a good chance" to show the greatness of the Korean people, CNN reported.