April 13, 2024

Extra-time hero Diallo fires Manchester United into FA Cup semis

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Manchester United ended Liverpool’s quest for a quadruple of trophies in Jurgen Klopp’s final season after Amad Diallo winner edged a thrilling FA Cup quarter-final 4-3 after extra-time.

The Ivorian winger was sent off for a second booking after taking his shirt off in celebration at the end of a chaotic 120 minutes that kept United’s chances of ending the season with silverware alive.

Twice, Erik ten Hag’s men had to stage late comebacks to reach the last four. Two goals in three minutes from Alexis MacAllister and Mohamed Salah towards the end of the first half turned the game in Liverpool’s favor after Scott McTominay opened the scoring.

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Furthermore, Antony’s first goal at Old Trafford for more than a year kept United alive to send the game into extra-time. Once again, Liverpool edged in front when Harvey Elliott’s deflected shot found the bottom corner.

But Marcus Rashford, who had missed a glorious chance to win the tie deep into injury time, made amends by drilling home to make it 3-3.

In conclusion, Diallo then scored his second ever United goal in added time of extra-time at the end of a breakneck counter-attack from a Liverpool corner, led by the impressive Alejandro Garnacho.

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