Man United and Arsenal progress

  • Last Updated: January 16 2013, 22:18 GMT

A review of Wednesday night's FA Cup third-round replay action, including victories for Man United and Arsenal.

  • Wayne Rooney scored the winner but also missed a penalty
  • Jack Wilshere struck a late winner for Arsenal 

Wayne Rooney scored a ninth-minute winner to send Manchester United through to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over a spirited West Ham at Old Trafford.

The England striker side-footed into an empty net after Javier Hernandez had got in behind the visitors' defence and squared.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side will now face Fulham at home in the next round.

However, they were far from at their best and looked impotent for long periods in the absence of top-scorer Robin van Persie.

Rooney started the game well and deserved his goal, but his influence waned and he went on to miss a second-half penalty.

West Ham once again put up a brave fight and missed several good chances of their own to force extra time, with Matt Taylor and Kevin Nolan both guilty.

  • Arsenal are hoping to keep their FA Cup dream alive this season as they host Swansea in a third-round replay
  • Swansea's Danny Graham, who scored a last-gasp equaliser in the initial tie, has an unsuccessful shot on goal
  • There's also action in the Premier League tonight, with Chelsea looking to boost their top-four hopes against struggling Southampton
  • Theo Walcott is unable to make the breakthrough in a goalless first half at the Emirates Stadium
  • Demba Ba fires Chelsea into the lead against the Saints with this strike
  • The Blues celebrates as Ba justifies his selection ahead of Fernando Torres
  • Manchester United are also in FA Cup third-round replay action as they face West Ham at Old Trafford
  • Wayne Rooney returns to the starting line-up and makes an instant impact by sliding in to score this early goal
  • It's going to be an uphill struggle for the Hammers now
  • Walcott goes agonisingly close to the opening goal as this second half chip rolls inches wide
  • Chelsea are well on course for all three points as Eden Hazard doubles their advantage
  • Rickie Lambert comes off the bench in the second half to pull a goal back for the Saints
  • Despite Nani's best efforts, United are struggling to find the second goal in thier FA Cup replay
  • Arsenal finally make the pressure count against Swansea as Jack Wilshere drills home a late winner
  • The Gunners will now look forward to a fourth-round trip to Championship side Brighton
  • There's drama at Stamford Bridge as Jason Puncheon's stunning strike brings Southampton back on level terms with Chelsea at 2-2
  • The Saints can't quite believe it...
  • Frank Lampard shows his disappointment as Chelsea are forced to settle for a draw
  • But the point feels like a victory for Nigel Adkins' side at the final whistle
  • Rooney misses a penalty for United but they still hold on for a 1-0 victory over West Ham. They will host Fulham in round four
All the best pictures from Wednesday night's action, including two FA Cup third-round replays and a Premier League clash.

Meanwhile Jack Wilshere fired Arsenal into the fourth round as his a superb late strike gave them a 1-0 victory over Swansea at the Emirates Stadium.

The England midfielder - out for more than a year with ankle and knee injuries before returning to action this season - capped a man-of-the-match display to finally beat inspired Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm with a 20-yard strike on 86 minutes to set up a trip to Brighton and keep alive hopes of Arsenal's first trophy since 2005.

The Gunners were much improved from the lacklustre 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat toManchester City on Sunday and, but for a combination of poor finishing and brilliant defending, would have had this third-round replay wrapped up well before Wilshere's fine late effort.


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