Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

Arnold Nichols
January 6, 2018

United, by contrast, have only won one of their last five games, although that victory did come last time out against Everton, while they have won five of their last six clashes with Derby, a run that includes a 3-1 victory when the two sides last met in the FA Cup in 2016.

The first half ended goalless, as the visitors held their own at Old Trafford.

Jesse Lingard has continued the rich vein of form which saw him win Manchester United's Player of The Month award for December into 2018.

Three minutes later, Pogba had a chance to send United ahead but his curling shot from just outside the box towards the top corner missed wide.

Carson kept out an array of stinging long range efforts, including three from Paul Pogba as United struggled to find a way through a resolute and well-organized visiting defense.

United's best chance fell to Rashford two minutes later, but he fired over the crossbar after Juan Mata had forced Carson to save a free-kick headed for the top left corner of the net.

Despair for Derby County players as Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United

On the other hand, the Rams are now unbeaten in their last seven matches and are second in the Championship with a fine shot of getting a chance to coming back to the Premier League.

Sergio Romero tipped over a 22nd minute Marcus Olsson header before Henrikh Mkhitaryan gifted possession to Derby.

The breakthrough would eventually come on 84 minutes, with Lingard unleashing a cracking effort from outside the box after a lay-off from sub Romelu Lukaku.

The Red Devils hit the woodwork again minutes later from Romelu Lukaku's header, but a goal wouldn't have counted anyway as the big Belgian was ruled offside.

Not to be outdone, Lukaku then played a good give-and-go with Anthony Martial before tucking his shot under the advancing Carson to secure United's passage to the FA Cup fourth round.

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