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Emirates FA Cup 2022: Scott McTominay’s goal sees Manchester United through to the 4th Round against Aston Villa

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Emirates FA Cup 2022: Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa – United hold on to beat Villa 1-0 and reach the FA Cup fourth round. They took the lead in the eighth minute when Scott McTominay nodded in, but after that, the best chances fell to Villa, with Watkins smashing an effort off the bar in the first half. In the second, they hit the back of the net twice, with both being ruled out. Ings headed in from very close range, but VAR ruled it out for a foul on Cavani and the second was tapped in by Watkins, only for a belated flag to go up against Ings in the build-up. Follow InsideSport.IN for all the latest news

Emirates FA Cup 2022: Scott McTominay’s goal sees Manchester United through to the 4th Round against Aston Villa

Emirates FA Cup 2022: Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa; Scott McTominay

That win means that United set up a home tie with Middlesbrough in the next round, which will take place in just under a month. It’s another third-round defeat for Villa and they’ve now lost their last seven FA Cup games. These sides meet again in the Premier League on Saturday, with United travelling to Villa Park this time.

Scorers: McTominay 10′; Manchester United survived a scare from an impressive Aston Villa side as Scott McTominay’s goal took them into the FA Cup fourth round. United got off to the perfect start as a pin-point cross from Fred found Scott McTominay, who rose highest in the area and headed in after just 10 minutes.

Emirates FA Cup 2022: Scott McTominay's goal sees Manchester United through to the 4th Round against Aston Villa
Emirates FA Cup 2022: Scott McTominay’s goal sees Manchester United through to the 4th Round against Aston Villa

The Old Trafford crowd were jubilant for their home-grown hero but they let out a huge groan on 30 minutes after an almost calamitous mistake from Victor Lindelof. The Sweden international’s dreadful touch saw Ollie Watkins in on goal but the young striker rattled his close range effort off the bar.

After the break Villa thought they had equalised when Danny Ings bundled home from close range. But after a lengthy VAR break referee Michael Oliver determined that the goal should be disallowed for a foul in the build up.

Steven Gerrard’s side were pushing hard for a goal now and had another one disallowed, this time as Watkins was adjudged to be offside. Despite yet more Villa pressure in the final moments of the match, United held out and will now face Middlesbrough in the next round,

Emirates FA Cup 2022: Scott McTominay’s goal sees Manchester United through to the 4th Round against Aston Villa

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