FA Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United 2:0 Reading

Man Utd 2:0 Reading

Old Trafford

Date:
Sat, 05 January 2019
Kick-off:
12:30 pm GMT
Status:

Closed

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90+3 min

Jan 5, 2019

Full-time

Not a convincing display but we're through to the 4th Round of the FA Cup. Reading had more possession and more shots on goal today and with more quality would surely have made this a much closer contest.

First-half goals from Mata and Lukaku were the difference as we did just about enough today. It was a very changed line-up missing many of our top performers so I'm sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been glad to assess many of the squad players over 90 minutes.

There is now a much needed break before the big game at Spurs. The team are off to Dubai this week for some sunshine.

Match stats

Possession
Man Utd 40%
Reading 60%

Shots
Man Utd 8
Reading 13

Shots on Target
Man Utd 5
Reading 5

Corners
Man Utd 1
Reading 4

Fouls
Man Utd 14
Reading 13

Man Utd 1:0 Reading - Mata (22' pen)


Man Utd 2:0 Reading - Lukaku (45' + 4)


Post Match Interview

90+2 min

Jan 5, 2019

Perreira with a good effort from the edge of the box and Jaakkola makes a good save to push it wide. Our first corner of the game!

90 min

Jan 5, 2019

Injury Time

Three minutes.

90 min

Jan 5, 2019

Rashford bursts through the middle of the Reading defence and rounds the keeper but he over-runs it and then slips on the ball near the goal line. He has a good laugh as he sprawls on the deck :lol:

83 min

Jan 5, 2019

Dalot with a cross from the right and Pereira nearly meets it in the box but can't quite get there.

83 min

Jan 5, 2019

Fellaini playing a lot deeper now, offering some much needed protection in front of the back four.

81 min

Jan 5, 2019

Reading cross from our right to the back post and Meite meets it but skies his effort high over the bar.

78 min

Jan 5, 2019

Reading still pushing hard for a goal here. A cross into our box sees three of their players charging into the six yard box but Darmian is there to clear. A goal from them now and it could be a tense final 15 minutes or so.

We need a third goal to put this one to bed, it's been a little too sloppy from us for the last 10 minutes.

77 min

Jan 5, 2019

Yellow Card

Tahith Chong
Chong beats two players but then leaves a trailing leg on Richards and goes in the book. Harsh.

76 min

Jan 5, 2019

Substitution for Reading

Meite for Harriott.