Man Utd 1-0 Wolves: Mata fires Utd into FA Cup 4th round but Rashford limps off
Game is over and the final score is Man Utd 1-0 Wolves.
Full Match Report
Manchester United lost Marcus Rashford to injury as they beat Wolves 1-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay at Old Trafford.
Star striker Rashford started from the bench just four days before a crunch Premier League clash with leaders Liverpool, but he was introduced as a substitute three minutes before Juan Mata scored the only goal on Wednesday.
The England international appeared to be nursing his back and, after initially attempting to play on, had to be replaced with 10 minutes remaining.
Daniel James misses a golden chance!
Mata lifts a dangerous ball over the top for the run of James. Ruddy rushes off his line and gets a hand to the ball as the winger tries to round him. Doherty is on hand to clear behind for a corner.
CLOSE! Romero denies Jimenez’s effort
CHANCE! Traore surges down the left flank and delivers a dangerous cross into the middle. Jimenez takes it out of the air with a fine piece of skill and then he turns two men to create room for a strike. The forward has the entire net to aim at, but he places a tame effort straight at Romero.
Neto’s goal disallowed by VAR due to Jimenez’s handball
DISALLOWED GOAL! Neto believes that he has put Wolves ahead from close range after Jimenez charges down a clearance from Maguire following a mistake by Fred. The winger dispatches his finish past Romero, but the goal is disallowed as the ball struck the hand of Jimenez on its way to Neto. A let off for United.
SAVE! Ruddy parries Mata’s shot
SAVE! Space opens up in the Wolves box for Mata to turn and strike with power, but he cannot get his effort away from Ruddy, who makes a solid stop for the visitors.
OFFSIDE! Doherty hits the post but Jimenez is offside
OFF THE POST! Wolves attempt another tricky corner routine and United are caught out as Neves clips a cross to the back post. Doherty breaks behind Williams and directs a header towards goal, only to see it clip the inside of the post and bounce out. Jimenez tries to latch on to it, but the offside flag is raised against the forward.
Daniel James’s shot wide out
SAVE! Fred releases James in behind the Wolves backline and the winger takes the ball in stride. He takes on the strike with his left foot, but Ruddy stays big and makes fine stop with his body to deny the Wales international.
Conflict between Neto and Brandon Williams!
Williams and Neto have a mild melee for the ball after a free-kick is awarded to United. The referee has a word with both players, although no further action is taken.
Daniel James’s shot inches wide!
CLOSE! Williams slides a pass into the feet of James, who takes a good first touch to surge into the left inside channel. He fires his effort across goal, but it just drifts past the bottom-right post.
GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Wolves (Mata)
GOAL! MATA BREAKS THE DEADLOCK! 1-0! The home side have the breakthrough as Mata latches on to a throughball from Martial and clips his effort over Ruddy into the net. The Frenchman gathers the ball on the half-way line and spots the run of his team-mate on the charge. He plays a precise pass to Mata to put him one-on-one with Ruddy. Mata holds his composure to lift a strike over Ruddy and it has enough pace to roll over the line.
injured! Lingard replaces Rashford
A huge concern for Solskjaer as Rashford goes down following a challenge by Doherty. He was withdrawn at the weekend and he may have to be brought off here.