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Hello everyone I am Braidon Dye and I will be taking you through all the action in this FA Cup semi final here this afternoon at Wembley.

It would be Quite the upset if Coventry pulled of a victory today, whereas for Manchester United they are expected to win and make it back-to-back Manchester derby FA Cup finals, Hopefully it isn’t straightforward for Manchester United and we see a competitive fixture.

Diogo Dalot makes his 150th appearance for the Red Devils

1′ Bruno Fernandes gets the second FA Cup semi final underway this weekend

3′ Great block Alejandro Garnacho drives into the penalty area and unleashes a shot which Jake Bidwell chucks himself in front of. Good start for United.

7′ WHAT A CHANCE, Andre onana plays one over the top and Garnacho is clean through but completely mishits it and goes behind for a goal kick.

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12′ Manchester United have had 75% possession with four shots so far whilst Coventry are yet to have an attempt on goal.

15′ Erik Ten Haag’s side aren’t taking too many risks they are just looking after the ball well right now.

19′ Another BIG CHANCE as Marcus Rashford is played in by Casemiro but the England forward cant test the keeper.

23′ GOALLLLLLLLL United strike first, Diogo Dalot receives the ball on the overlap and fires a cross in along the ground and Scott Mctominay fires it in at the back post and its a deserved lead.

28′ Coventry just cannot get on the ball , United just keep recycling the ball and its constant pressure by the Red Devils who have a 1.7 XG so far.

32′ Bidwell stands over a free kick but he hits it straight into the wall and goes for a throw in , a waste.

38′ CLOSE, Coventry go close as Josh Eccles drives down the right and drives it across and Ellis Simms is arriving but Dalot does well to clear.

43′ Brilliant save from Bradley Collin to deny Rashford’s shot which was heading into the top corner.

45′ GOALLLLLLL, Harry Maguire makes it 2-0 and its a brilliant ball from Fernandes and a big goal for United as Maguire glances his header in right on half time.

HALF TIME– Manchester united lead Coventry 2-0 and have one foot in the final.

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46′ Callum O’Hare gets the half underway

52′ Better from Coventry as Ben Sheaf drags his shot wide but a bit of intent from Coventry

58′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLL 3-0 and Fernandes smashes it in with his left foot after a dangerous counter attack

63′ Not much is happening in the game at the moment with United letting Coventry have more of the ball

71′ GOALLLLLLL Ellis Simms pulls one back with a brilliant half volley, could we see a near impossible comeback

79′ GOALLLLLLLLL well well well a huge slice of fortune as Callum O’Hare has a shot which takes a wicked deflection of Wan Bissaka and it loops over Onana and in, will be a nervy finish for United now

86′ WHAT A SAVE from Onana a fierce volley from the edge of the box by O’Hare is tipped away

92′ PENALTY TO COVENTRY , a handball against Wan Bissaka is penalised by Robert Jones

95′ GOALLLLLLLLLL, I cant believe what i have seen Haji Wright sends onana the wrong way and levels it, UNBELIEVABLE, extra time here we come

FULL TIME– we have another 30 minutes ahead

91′ United kick off extra time

94′ Fernandes strikes the bar from the edge of the box, SO CLOSE, Bradley Collins was well beaten but the bar stops United from regaining the lead.

98’ A wasted counter from United there as Amad Diallo held onto the ball for too long and ran into danger and lost the ball

101′ Coventry are looking really dangerous and united will feel they have thrown this away


106′ O’Hare gets the second half underway

113′ SO CLOSE Wright drags his shot just wide of the post and United look far too open at the back

117′ Simms has thumped the bar and it just wont go in he spins Maguire and Onana is beaten but the bar is in the way

121′ GOALLLLLLLLLL , I cant believe it , Victor Torp has won it for Coventry in the dying seconds here its bedlam in the Coventry end

123′ OHH NOOO VAR have disallowed it for offside and it will be a penalty shootout

FULL TIME – Manchester United 3-3 Coventry

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PENALTY SAVED- Casemiro misses down the middle 0-0

GOAL- Wright scores 0-1

GOAL- Dalot 1-1

GOAL Torp 1-2

GOAL Eriksen 2-2

PENALTY SAVED- O’Hare misses to the left 2-2

GOAL Fernandes scores 3-2

PENALTY MISSED- Sheaf hits it over the bar 3-2

GOAL Rasmus Hojlund scores 4-2


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Wow what a game that was Manchester United took the lead through Scott Mctominay their lead was then doubled on the stroke of half time by Harry Maguire, it then seemed to ne game over when Bruno Fernandes slammed in a third, Coventry hit back with 20 minutes left though Ellis Simms, then fortuitous strike from Callum O’Hare whose shot hit Wan Bissaka and looped over Onana and in before in stoppage time Haji wright converted a penalty after a handball from Wan Bissaka. Both teams hit the woodwork in extra time before Coventry thought they won it through Victor Torp who converted from close range, but VAR ruled it out for a tight offside in the build up against Haji Wright and the Manchester united sealed their spot in the final on penalties.

Thank you for joining me for today’s enthralling FA Cup semi final between Manchester united and Coventry City , I’ve been Braidon Dye and hopefully you join me next time.

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