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.

sportsnanisizzledtodayThe Portuguese winger, on as a first-half substitute for the injured Phil Jones, struck the opener from Antonio Valencia’s pass. He then crossed for Hernandez to head past keeper Adam Federici.

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)

One Response to Man U make quarter-finals

  1. Anthony Wiggins February 18, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    ManU will win the FA Cup this year .

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