Man Utd beat Brighton on penalties to set up FA Cup final

Man Utd beat Brighton 7- 6 on penalties. Manchester United set up a first FA Cup final against Manchester City after beating Brighton in a tense penalty shootout at a rain-lashed Wembley Stadium.

In a match that finished goalless after extra time, it fell to United defender Victor Lindelof to score the decisive spot-kick after Solly March sent his effort high over the bar.

The result means Erik ten Hag’s side has reached their second domestic final of the season, having won the Carabao Cup in February.

In a scrappy semi-final that fell short of expectations, both goalkeepers excelled with David de Gea making several fine saves and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez brilliantly turning away Marcus Rashford’s deflected effort in extra time.

March’s miss came after 12 successful penalties before Lindelof stepped up to set up a mouth-watering all-Manchester encounter back at the national stadium on 3 June.

City beat Sheffield United 3-0 in the other semi-final on Saturday. Manchester United will face arch-rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final after beating Brighton 7-6 on penalties in Sunday’s semi-final.

It will be United’s first FA Cup final appearance since losing to Chelsea in the 2018 showpiece.

source – news365coza

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