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Man Utd win FA Cup thriller against Coventry on penalties

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United were cruising to a record 22nd FA Cup final thanks to goals by Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, but th4en Coventry made a stunning comeback.

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead during the FA Cup semi-final soccer match against Coventry City at Wembley in London, Britain, 21 April 2024. Picture: EPA, ANDY RAIN

Martyn Herman, in LONDON – Manchester United survived one of the most astonishing FA Cup semi-final comebacks ever to beat second-tier Coventry City on penalties after a spellbinding clash ended 3-3 after extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

United were cruising to a record 22nd FA Cup final thanks to goals by Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes.

But Coventry, playing in their first FA Cup semi-final since 1987, fought back with goals by Ellis Simms and Callum O’Hare before Haji Wright stroked home a stoppage-time penalty.

Coventry’s substitute Victor Torp thought he had won it at the death but his goal was disallowed.

Casemiro missed a spot kick for United in the shootout but they hit back and Rasmus Hojlund’s penalty sent them into the final against Manchester City.

Reuters

Reporting by Martyn Herman Editing by Toby Davis

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