Manchester United 2 - 1 Reading

Match info: FA Cup - 5th Rnd at Old Trafford

Date: 18/02/2013 KO: 20:00 Ref: A Marriner Att: 75,213

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man Utd

Nani 69
Javier Hernandez 72



Jobi McAnuff 81

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  • FULL-TIME: Manchester United are through to the FA Cup quarter-finals after holding off stubborn Reading at Old Trafford. Goals from Nani and Javier Hernandez were enough to see the hosts progress despite a late reply from Jobi McAnuff. They will next face the winners of the tie between Middlesbrough or Chelsea for a place in the last four.

  • Adam Federici has gone up for it and the ball into the box is almost met by Adam Le Fondre, but it's a Reading corner now.

  • Nani fouls Jem Karacan for a free-kick to Reading.

  • FOUR added minutes of stoppage time at the end of this tie then and the Reading fans seem optimistic.

  • Nemanja Vidic hacks the ball away for a Reading throw deep in United territory and a base camp for the visitors to build an attack.

  • Stephen Kelly launches the ball into the box, but United break through Javier Hernandez although his shot is parried out once again by Adam Federici before Nani drills the rebound into the side netting.

  • Brian McDermott's men are strong finishers to matches as we have seen in recent Premier League matches.

  • Reading have found a second wind here as they pump the ball in the box and they now win a throw.

  • Nani breaks away and sets up Danny Welbeck, but the England striker's touch lets him down.

  • Michael Carrick comes on for Anderson as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to close this game out.

  • Wow! Well, Reading may still have a chance in this game as they pull a goal back after some woeful defending from the home side. Nobody reacts to a ball in the box except for Jobi McAnuff who slides it under the body of David De Gea from 10 yards. Game on!


  • United are in control of this game and are cruising into the last eight of the competition and a possible meeting against either Middlesbrough or Chelsea at Old Trafford.

  • The Royals have run out of steam I'm affriad Declan. Those goals seem to have deflated them.

  • Robin Van Persie is showing is class after coming on as he spreads the play to Nani before looking for the return in the middle. Great stuff!

  • Nani hits another thunderbolt, but this time it's blocked. You would have to say the game changed when Robin Van Persie came onto the field.

  • This time Nani supplies the cross from the right-hand side of the field for the Mexican striker to meet the ball at the near post and surely put Manchester United into the last eight of the FA Cup.


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