Monday, 29 June 2020

Man United defeats Norwich through Harry Maguire’s goal

By db-admin – Manchester United played against Norwich City in the 2019-2020 FA Cup quarterfinals. The match took place at home to Norwich, Carrow Road, Saturday, June 27, 2020 pm. Man United were undefeated in the last 13 matches in all competitions and performed confidently.

The game in the first half was quite boring. Man United dominated possession, played offensively against Norwich City who ‘parked the bus’ in defense and relied on counterattacks from the flanks.

Not many opportunities were created in the first half. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rotated Man United’s squad by reserving Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and playing Jesse Lingard, Fred, Juan Mata, Diogo Dalot, Sergio Romero, and Harry Maguire.

While the hosts played with a 4-2-3-1 tactic to ward off Man United’s attack. Teemu Pukki was the spearhead supported by Todd Cantwell, Emiliano Buendia and Luke Rupp.

Norwich lost control of the ball but they did not need to be disappointed as it created several chances that endangered United’s goal, including ahead of the break when Rupp’s shot was blocked by United captain, Harry Maguire. The position of the first half ended goalless.

Man United stole the lead at Carrow Road in the second half. On the 51st minute Odion Ighalo scored when the ball was given by Luke Shaw through a bair into the penalty box. Manchester United ahead 1-0.

Norwich tried to respond by increasing the intensity of attacks. Farke played Onel Hernandez and Josip Drmic, while Solskjaer played Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

Norwich’s toil in attacking and trying to equalize finally paid off in the 75th minute. Onel Hernandez teamed up with Emiliano Buendia and ended with Cantwell’s breaking into Romero’s goal. 1-1.

The position lasted until the second half ended. The match continued in the extra round. Norwich were disadvantaged as they played with 10 players since Timm Klose was sent off on the 89th minute.

Starting from the pass of Bruno Fernandes to Ighalo who ran to score, Klose was forced to stop and received a red card.

In extra time on the 118th minute, Man United scored again. Paul Pogba, who played in the second half, passed the ball into the penalty box, failed to be controlled by Anthony Martial and Maguire who received the wild ball to score. Man United won 2-1 and advanced to the semifinals.


Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Team Krul; Jamal Lewis, Timm Klose, Ben Godfrey, Max Aarons, Alexander Tettey, Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell, Emiliano Buendia, Luke Rupp (Onel Hernandez 62), Teemu Pukki (Josip Drmic 71).

Substitue Players: Mario Vrancic, Onel Hernandez, Tom Trybull, Josip Drmic, Marco Stiepermann, Moritz Leitner, Michael McGovern, Ondrej Duda, Adam Idah (Jamal Lewis 118).

Manager: Daniel Farke.

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