FA Cup Man United Escapes Coventry Threat To Reach FA Cup Final

Manchester United lost a three-goal lead and had to fight their way through to the FA Cup final on penalties against Coventry City.

After extra time ended with the clubs tied at 3, Erik ten Hag’s team prevailed 4-2 in the shootout at Wembley thanks to a decisive spot kick from Rasmus Hojlund.

The match was a great representation of Ten Hag’s team’s turbulent season; they are far behind in the Premier League and had a forgettable Champions League campaign.

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With goals from Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Fernandes, United cruised to a 3-0 lead against their lower-division rivals in the London sunlight, giving no indication of what was to come.

However, they have been guilty of blowing leads in recent weeks, and the game against Coventry was no exception.

Ellis Simms and Callum O’Hare’s goals in the second half gave the 1987 FA Cup champions hope, and Haji Wright’s penalty kick in the 95th minute completed an unlikely comeback.

Coventry supporters filled the massed lines of blue-clad supporters with belief as they taunted Ten Hag with chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning.”

Famously, Coventry manager Mark Robins was a major factor in United’s 1990 FA Cup final victory, which marked the beginning of two decades of glory under Alex Ferguson.

Despite United’s lacklustre season, his team’s hopes of making it to the Championship play-offs had waned in recent weeks, and they went into the match as underdogs.

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