Juan Mata’s powerful second-half strike has moved Manchester United into the FA Cup fourth round as they defeated Wolves 1-0. The Spanish midfielder chipped over Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy to settle the third-round replay after being put through on goal by Anthony Martial.
Wolves had an early Pedro Neto strike ruled out by the video assistant referee for a handball in the build-up of the goal. We could say the win for Manchester United was a well-deserved one after the made a narrow escape to net one in a very tight match at Old Trafford.
Manchester United will next head to either Watford or Tranmere, who had initially had their third-round replay postponed at Prenton Park on Tuesday because of heavy rain pour.
Manchester United did not manage a shot on target in the levelled first game between the two sides at Molineux on 4 January but was much more frightened this time…read more