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Manchester United vs Reading Live Score and Commentary

Manchester United
FT
4 - 0
Reading
W. Rooney 7'
A. Martial 15'
M. Rashford 75'
M. Rashford 79'
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FT: Manchester United 4-0 Reading
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90+2' Finally! Reading have a shot on target for the first time through Jordan Obita in the final minute of the game - ironic cheers emerge from the away end.
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90' 2 minutes of injury time
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90' NEARLY! Kelly sends in the free kick and Romero flaps at it - and breathes a huge sigh of relief as he watches a Royals shirt put the ball out of play.
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89' Gunter is chopped to the floor by Blind, but escapes a yellow card. Either way, Reading have a free-kick in a promising position on the right. Can they score a consolation?
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84' SAVE! Rooney tries to score his record breaker from an impossible angle, but Al-Habsi makes the save, before getting down swiftly to block Fellaini's rebound as well.
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81' It's not a happy return to Old Trafford for Jaap Stam - a 4-0 trouncing by the 6th best team in the Premier League isn't the way 3rd place in the Championship surrenders.
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79' WHAT A HOWLER FROM AL-HABSI! He plays the ball out to Gunter, who returns the ball with a slightly underhit pass. The Omani keeper has the time to clear the ball, but makes a mess of his touch and Rashford pounces, tapping the ball into an empty net. Manchester United 4-0 Reading
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79' GOAL MARCUS RASHFORD!
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78' Michael Carrick walks off to huge applause as he is replaced by Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Juan Mata also walks off to be replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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77' Dominic Samuel replaces Yann Kermogant for Reading.
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Marcus Rashford has scored his first goal for Man United since the 24th of September; ending a run of 17 games without one.
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75' FINALLY! Michael Carrick chips a lovely through ball to Rashford, whose controlled first touch gets him away from his marker, and he slots home into the bottom corner with a sweet right footed finish past a charging Al-Habsi to put the game to bed. Manchester United 3-0 Reading
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75' GOAL MARCUS RASHFORD!
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74' Reading do a better job of defending Blind's corner from the left this time around, and United are forced to play the ball all the way back to Romero.
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73' Manchester United ramp up the pressure, as Mata swings in a free kick that is nervously cleared out for a corner. Blind sends in a teasing delivery that Fellaini attacks, but Reading clear and United have another corner.
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72' SHOT! Another spell of Reading possession looks promising, but the move ends with Danny Williams trying an optimistic shot from range. The result is that United have had the pressure valve released - not the most intelligent decision from the Royals midfielder there.
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70' Reading have enjoyed a good spell in possession in the last few minutes. A goal now would certainly set the cat among the pigeons.
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67' WHAT A CHANCE! McCleary does well to dance his way into the United box, before laying the ball to Kermogant in space, but he takes a touch instead of shooting first time, and is crowded out.
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63' McCleary plays a one-two and bursts into the box, with Romero getting ahead of him and clearing the ball, but his studs catch the Reading player, who writhes about in pain.
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62' Michael Carrick's head is bleeding yet again - the referee will get him off the pitch as soon as he lays his eyes on it.
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60' HOW IS THIS NOT 3-0 YET?! Rooney and Rashford work the ball down the left with some excellent interplay, before Rooney fires in a low cross that's just begging to be turned in. Rashford is about to side foot the ball home, but van de Berg intercepts with a sliding touch to take the ball away from the youngster.
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58' HOW DID HE MISS?! Juan Mata is sent clear by Wayne Rooney and he looks to have beaten Al-Habsi with an intelligent touch, but fires wide. He is spared the blushes by the linesman, who raises his flag for offside.
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56' Evans is replaced by Swift
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55' THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GOAL NO. 250! Fellaini fires in a low shot from the left edge of the box and the rebound falls to Rooney about two yards from goal. The united captain's effort is blocked by Al-Habsi who does well to get his body in the way of a record breaking goal
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54' THAT WAS A RED CARD! Young lunges in two footed and clatters into Obita, but the referee only books the United fullback. Lucky, Lucky Young.
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53' WOAH WOAH WOAH! Michael Carrick curls a low drive from range that looks set to nestle in the bottom corner, only for Al-Habsi to dive at full stretch and deny Carrick with an outstretched palm.
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52' Reading have made a much better fist of defending at the start of the second half - there isn't much space to work for United's creative stars.
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49' Bastian Schweinsteiger warms up as Carrick and Kermogant both walk off to get some treatment.
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48' OUCH! Kermogant and Michael Carrick are down with injury after a clash of heads - that's two 35-year-olds for you.
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47! CHANCE! Phil Jones intercepts the ball in midfield and spreads the ball wide to Rashford, continuing his run into the box. The youngster ignores his centre-back and opts to fire in a cross to Rooney at the far post, and he shoots wide as he stretches to get his shot on target.
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46' PEEP PEEP PEEP! United get us underway in the second half!
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HT: Tyler Blackett is replaced by Jordan Obita
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Just a few minutes to go before the second half starts, as the teams make their way out onto the pitch. The second half is moments away!
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HT: Manchester United 2-0 Reading
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45+2' Mata nearly sends Martial through with a pass bisecting the Reading defence, but Blackett slides in to deny United.
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45' 2 minutes of added time.
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44' Marcus Rashford is perhaps too honest for his own good as he does not tumble in the box despite being tugged back by Van den Berg. All this diving is for mere mortals, it seems...

Moments later, the youngster turns provider firing in a low cross to Martial at the near post, but Gunter gets ahead of him to deny a certain goal.
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41' SUPERB DEFENDING! Young bullies his way past his marker on the right wing and sends in a low cross to Mata, who takes a superb touch to work a yard of space. He then strikes powerfully at goal, only to watch Evans block his effort.
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39' Almost! Ashley Young is found in space on the right wing after a sweeping move and sends in a tempting low cross. Juan Mata is present to turn it in, but the flag goes up, correctly, for offside.
W. Rooney
assist: Mata
7'
A. Martial
assist: W. Rooney
15'
P. Jones
M. Rojo
19'
46'
J. Obita
T. Blackett
A. Young
54'
57'
J. Swift
G. Evans
M. Rashford
assist: M. Carrick
75'
77'
D. Samuel
Y. Kermorgant
T. Fosu-Mensah
M. Carrick
78'
B. Schweinsteiger
Mata
78'
M. Rashford
79'
Tournament FA Cup 2016-17 - 3rd Round
Stadium Old Trafford
Match time Sat, 07 Jan, 06:00 PM
Reading (4-2-3-1)
Jaap Stam (Manager)
20
S. Romero
17
D. Blind
5
M. Rojo
12
C. Smalling
18
A. Young
16
M. Carrick
27
M. Fellaini
11
A. Martial
10
W. Rooney
8
Mata
19
M. Rashford
26
Ali Al Habsi
24
T. Blackett
4
J. van den Berg
16
L. Moore
2
C. Gunter
6
G. Evans
23
D. Williams
7
R. Beerens
38
L. Kelly
12
G. McCleary
18
Y. Kermorgant
Reading (4-2-3-1)
Jaap Stam (Manager)
Manchester United Subs
31
B. Schweinsteiger
22
H. Mkhitaryan
6
P. Pogba
4
P. Jones
40
Joel Castro
24
T. Fosu-Mensah
9
Z. Ibrahimović
Reading Subs
11
J. Obita
19
Y. Meïté
3
J. Cooper
14
D. Samuel
40
S. Moore
30
T. Watson
8
J. Swift
46% POSSESSION 54%
27 SHOTS 7
12 SHOTS ON GOAL 1
7 FOULS 10
7 CORNERS 4
7 OFFSIDES 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
1 SAVES 8
Points Table
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Last updated: Jan 07, 2017 19:51