FA Cup: United Beat Huddersfield, to Play Brighton in Q/Finals as Leicester Host Chelsea


Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Manchester United beat fellow Premier League side Huddersfield to progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Lukaku opened the scoring after just three minutes, racing onto Juan Mata’s through ball before finishing at the near post.

The Belgium striker then got his 21st goal of the season early in the second half as he again broke clear of the Huddersfield defence, this time picking up Alexis Sanchez’s pass before calmly slotting beyond Jonas Lossl.

Juan Mata had a goal ruled out just before half time by the video assistant referee (VAR), although there was some confusion over whether the decision was a correct one. But ultimately it did not matter as Manchester United set up a quarter-final tie with Brighton at Old Trafford.

Brighton beat League Two Coventry 3-1 yesterday to set up a repeat of the 1983 final after yesterday night’s draw.

In other fixtures, the winner of Tottenham’s match at Rochdale today will meet Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who will go to a replay after yesterday’s 0-0 draw.

Southampton travel to the winners of tomorrow’s match between Manchester City and Wigan, while Leicester and Chelsea meet in another all Premier League tie. The ties take place from March 16-19.