Man U make quarter-finals
LONDON – Nani scored one goal and created another for Javier Hernandez to take Manchester United past Reading and into the FA Cup quarter-finals today.
Jobi McAnuff pulled one back, but United held on to set up a home tie against Middlesbrough or Chelsea.
The loss of Jones, who limped off with an injury to his right ankle after a first-half challenge on McAnuff, will be a concern to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United were facing Premier League opposition for the seventh FA Cup tie in a row. It was their 22nd pairing with top-flight opposition in their last 27 FA Cup ties.
And the Premier League leaders made heavy work of beating a spirited Reading side before securing the victory that took them into the last eight.
Ferguson made eight changes to the side who earned a 1-1 away draw against Real Madrid in their Champions League last-16 first-leg match last Wednesday, with only David de Gea, Jones and Danny Welbeck retaining their places. (BBC)