United Survive Coventry Scare to Set up FA Cup Final with City

Manchester United scraped into the FA Cup final after defeating Championship side Coventry 4-2 in penalty shootouts last night. 

The Red Devils threw away  a three-goal lead against Coventry in an epic semi-final at Wembley. Regulation time ended 3-3 before the shootouts.

In a very modern-day thriller, United came out on top in a penalty shootout they were losing at one stage after Casemiro started the spot kicks tamely.

But after Bradley Collins saved United’s first kick, from Casemiro, Andre Onana denied Callum O’Hare, then unsettled Ben Sheaf with some verbal jousting – and the Coventry captain missed – allowing Rasmus Hojlund to win it.

What the watching United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe made of it would be interesting to know. Thirty-four years ago, Mark Robins’ goalscoring heroics in the FA Cup kept Sir Alex Ferguson in a job. Who knows what damage Robins’ Coventry side have done to Erik ten Hag’s chances of keeping his?

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