Harry Maguire, Captain Fantastic
After a hard 90 minutes fight between Manchester United and Norwich City the game was forced into extra-time, Harry Maguire scored deep into extra-time to send 10-man Norwich City out of the FA Cup. The England defender, who moments earlier had a header brilliantly saved by Tim Krul, reacted sharply to turn in the loose ball at the far post.
The game turned on the dismissal of substitute Timm Klose in the 89th minute. Norwich were in the ascendancy after equalising and looked favourites to snatch a late winner before the German was shown a straight red for pulling back Odion Ighalo.
The first goal of the game was scored by Nigerian former player Odion Ighalo, who continued his good run in cup competitions with a flicked effort with the outside of his boot in the 51st minute. Todd Cantwell scored from a far range to bring Norwich back into the game but the last minute goal from Harry Maguire was enough to see United through to the FA Cup semi-final.
Norwich City will now focus on their increasingly difficult task of beating the drop from the Premier League. As for United, this was a patchy display but they remain in contention in two cup competitions and for a top-four spot in the league. Solksjaer second half changes was what gave United the victory.
Norwich goal keeper Krul was awarded the man of the match even though they loss, the number one man did many saves before Harry Maguire’s goal finally came. The introduction of Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford really had a huge impact in the game, it was a good game and it was the better team that won.