Match review: Manchester United book place in FA Cup final after penalty shootout success

Manchester United are in the FA Cup final after a penalty shootout victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

90 minutes of regular time and a further 30 minutes of extra-time could not separate the two sides this afternoon, with a lack of clinical finishing displayed by both teams.

Neither Brighton nor United were able to find the back of the net until the shootout; all players fired home their respective penalties until Solly March fired his effort over the crossbar on the 13th spot-kick. Pressure then fell on Victor Lindelof to secure the Red Devils’ progression, which he did comfortably with an impressive penalty.

The FA Cup final

United will face rivals Manchester City in the final on June 3rd after their 3-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday – the first-ever Manchester derby FA Cup final.

In the Premier League this season, the Manchester clubs have one win apiece. The Reds’ came more recently in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in January, whilst City’s was a 6-3 win back in October at the Etihad, so good luck predicting the score for the final!

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