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Manchester United vs. Reading – Football Match Report – January 28, 2023

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Three quick-fire second-half targets allowed Manchester United to ease to a 3-1 win over Championship facet Studying in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth spherical tie at Previous Trafford.

After a irritating first half, Casemiro struck twice in 4 minutes earlier than the hour mark to place United on the trail to victory. Substitute Fred then flicked in a pleasant third within the 66th minute to complete off a Studying facet {that a} minute earlier had been decreased to 10 males when former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll picked up a second yellow card.

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Substitute Amadou Salif Mbengue did reply with a purpose for Studying within the 72nd minute to offer their touring followers and supervisor Paul Ince, returning to the membership he gained two Premier League titles with as a participant, one thing to rejoice however it was by no means going to be greater than a comfort.

It was Casemiro who was the star of the present and the previous Real Madrid midfielder acquired a standing ovation after being substituted late on.

“He is accomplished what he was introduced in to do, He is an exceptional participant. You do not win what he is gained with out being a prime participant,” United captain Harry Maguire mentioned.

“He is improved the staff, the morale and the efficiency.”

United supervisor Erik ten Hag once more fielded a robust cup lineup, three days after doing the identical in a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest within the first leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal. Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro have been once more all named within the startling lineup.

That regarded ominous for a visiting Studying staff mendacity within the backside half of the Championship, even when they’d Premier League expertise within the likes of Carroll, Jeff Hendrick and Junior Hoilett.

But Studying have been in a position to maintain the hosts at bay within the opening 45 minutes.

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Towards a staff completely happy to sit down compact behind the ball, United had 14 photographs within the first half, with Antony and Wout Weghorst amongst these going shut, however failed to interrupt the impasse.

They thought they’d the opening purpose 35 minutes in just for a VAR test to rule it offside. Rashford, looking for a club-record tenth successive dwelling recreation with a purpose, headed the ball over the road from shut vary however Weghorst was deemed to be offside within the buildup after a Studying contact on the ball earlier than reaching him was deemed to not be a deliberate play.

Simply earlier than the half-time interval United got a scare on the different finish. Tyrell Malacia failed to appreciate Hoilett was behind him as he chested down a cross on the again publish, permitting the Canada worldwide to sneak in and get a shot at purpose that required a wise response save from David de Gea.

Maybe spurred on by that escape or some sturdy phrases from Ten Hag on the interval, United took simply 9 minutes into the second half to lastly get on the scoresheet. The purpose was an all-Brazilian affair with Antony supplying a wonderfully weighted by way of ball and Casemiro ending with a fragile chip over the out-rushing Joe Lumley within the Studying purpose.

4 minutes later the sport was successfully ended as a contest. Excessive on confidence, Casemiro tried his luck from distance with a shot that acquired the slightest of deflections off defender Thomas Holmes to beat an unsighted Lumley.

The frustration quickly acquired the higher of Carroll as he lunged in late on Casemiro to earn a second yellow card that might depart little room for criticism and allowed the Previous Trafford devoted to cheer the sight of a former Liverpool rival trudging down the tunnel 25 minutes early.

With Studying nonetheless reeling from that newest blow, Fred, introduced on as Ten Hag rang the modifications within the second half, delightfully directed Fernandes’ low cross into the web with a flick behind his again to place the seal on United’s path to the competitors’s final 16.


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