(Watch) Juan Mata scores comfortable penalty to hand Man Utd lead over Reading

Juan Mata has opened the scoring for Manchester United in their FA Cup clash against Reading at Old Trafford.

The Reds were handed a penalty in the first-half thanks to the decision being made by VAR. The Spaniard was tripped inside the box before Fred put the ball into the net, but his goal was overruled.

Fred was offside and the referee got that much right – but a decision was still made to check the incident again through the use of VAR.

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It was then clear that Mata had been fouled inside the box prior to the offside offence. They took over 2 minutes to make the call.

But Mata stood up when it mattered most and put the ball into the net. A comfortable penalty as he sent the referee the wrong way.

United currently lead the match 1-0.

Watch Mata’s goal below.

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