Thursday, October 29, 2020

United, Wolves get FA Cup replay at Old Trafford following Molineux Draw

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Manchester United failed to have a shot on target in a domestic game for the first time since January 2015 as they played out a goalless FA Cup draw at Molineux yesterday.

With United having a two-legged English Football League (EFL) Cup semi-final against Manchester City this month, the Old Trafford replay will take up their only spare January midweek without a game.

For Wolves, it adds to a marathon season that has already reached 36 games.

In a largely disappointing rematch of last year’s quarter-final, Marcus Rashford and Raul Jimenez both struck the woodwork in the second half.

Rashford came close a minute after his introduction as a second-half substitute, when his shot looped off Wolves skipper Conor Coady.

Jimenez’s was all his own work as he raced down the byeline and then, completely lacking in support, surprised United keeper Sergio Romero by shooting from a virtually impossible angle, sending the ball skidding off the woodwork.

Wolves are next in action in the English Premier League at home to Newcastle next Saturday.

Manchester United on the other Hand entertain Manchester City in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg next Tuesday before playing Norwich in the English Premier League at Old Trafford next Saturday.