West Ham United 2 - 2 Manchester United

Match info: FA Cup - 3rd Rnd at Upton Park

Date: 05/01/2013 KO: 17:15 Ref: M Atkinson Att: 32,922

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

West Ham

James Collins 27,59


Man Utd

Tom Cleverley 23
Robin van Persie 90+1

FT (ht: 1-1)

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  • A dramatically late Van Persie equaliser rescues Manchester United from FA Cup elimination at West Ham in a 2-2 draw. Joe Cole had looked set to inspire the Hammers to victory in a fairytale win on his second debut having set up both headed goals for the excellent Collins either side of half-time to cancel out Cleverley's opener. However, substitute Van Persie stepped off the bench to score a wonderful equaliser in injury time before the final whistle to set up a replay at Old Trafford on 16th January. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.


  • Corner to Man United and West Ham nerves are shredded. After a bit of pinball in the box, Valencia skies an effort over the crossbar.

    90 + 4
  • West Ham are rocked and now Man United look like they fancy a winner. A Rafael cross goes across the face of goal.

    90 + 3
  • Typical Man United. Giggs releases Van Persie down the inside right channel with a stunning cross-field pass. With a sublime first-touch, Van Persie controls the ball, runs clear of the defence and finishes through Jaaskelainen. It is a wonderful goal.

  • GOAL VAN PERSIE (2-2)!!!

    90 + 1
  • ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle.

  • Chance for Giggs but he heads over the bar from inside the six-yard box from Rafael's cross.

  • Potts hold the ball by the corner flag against two Man United defenders to run down the clock.

  • There is a scramble inside the Man United box. Noble heads a ball back across goal and Carlton Cole cannot quite toe-poke what would surely have been the winner when being beaten to the ball by the boot of De Gea.

  • It is all too congested for Man United on the edge of the West Ham box. The home side are sensing they can win this.

  • Jaaskelainen is taking his time over set-pieces as West Ham look to run down the clock. Man United are still not offering much.

  • It is all very edgy around Upton Park as West Ham fans anxiously wait for the final whistle. Their team are trying to make the game scrappy and are disrupting Man United.

  • Noble dinks the free-kick into the six-yard box and Man United clear to the edge of the box. But Collison following up balloons and 18-yard effort well over the crossbar.

  • Vidic's frustration is clear. He brings down Jarvis close to West Ham's left corner and then kicks the ball away in annoyance to earn a booking.

  • West Ham are getting good numbers in central areas and making it impossible for Man United to play through them. The home team are working incredibly hard.

  • Demel heads the first corner away for another set-piece. Man United take their second corner quickly and short. Buttner's cross is dangerous but Carlton Cole can head clear on the edge of the six-yard box.

  • Kagawa is a player Man United need to try and get into the game for the final 10 minutes. When he has the ball at his feet, he worries West Ham. The visitors win a corner.

  • The game has become very tight and nervy. West Ham are shutting up shop. But other than Welbeck's header, Man United have not looked like opening them up.

  • West Ham also make a change. A clearly tired Joe Cole goes off to a standing ovation and is replaced by Taylor.


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