Manchester United ( hereinafter referred to as Man United) defeated Brighton & Hove Albion (hereinafter referred to as Brighton) and headed to the FA Cup final. In the cup semifinal schedule, they won 7-6 after a penalty shoot-out.
Manchester United came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Anthony Marshall, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandez, Anthony, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan Vinsaka and David De Gea.
Brighton also faced with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Danny Welbeck, Kaoru Mitoma, Julio Enciso, Soli March, Alexis McAllister, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinyan, Louis Dunk, Adam Webster, Pascal Gross, and Robert Sanchez came out.
In the first half, both teams attacked each other through quick development. Manchester United got their chance first. In the 14th minute of the first half, Bruno, who received Eriksen’s pass, attempted a strong shot from the front of the box, but the goalkeeper saved. Brighton then struck back. In the 31st minute of the first half, Mitoma broke through the left side and was blocked by an opponent’s tackle.
Man United brought the flow at the end of the first half. In the 43rd minute of the first half, Bruno, who broke through the defense, received Casemiro’s pass and continued shooting, but missed the goal. Then, in the counterattack situation in extra time in the first half, Rashford, who received a long pass from Eriksen, gave up a ground ball cross.
In the second half, both teams took out replacement cards as no goals were scored. Manchester United put in Fred (17 minutes in the second half), and Brighton put in Joel Feltman (22 minutes in the second half) and Denis Undav (29 minutes in the second half).
The two teams maintained a tight flow. As in the first half, the flow of give and take continued. In the 37th minute of the second half, Brighton attempted a shot after March broke through the right side, but goalkeeper De Gea blocked it. Then, in the 42nd minute of the second half of the second half, Jadon Sancho, who was substituted, kicked a wide kick from the left side towards the far goal post, but it missed the goal.
In the midst of extra time, Manchester United made a change. Marcel Sabitzer (1st half of overtime), Butt Behorst, and Tyrell Malacia (11th minute of overtime) put in an aggressive attack. In the 14th minute of the first half of extra time, Rashford attempted a shot in front of the box, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper. 스포츠토토
In the second half of extra time, Brighton raised their energy level again. March, Mitoma, and McAllister in the second line actively attacked, and in the second half of extra time, in the 10th minute, Mitoma, who penetrated the defense, took a chance from inside the box, but goalkeeper De Gea blocked it. Three minutes later, March, who dug into the right side, bypassed the defense and aimed directly at the goal, but was blocked by the defense.
In the end, the two teams couldn’t decide the game and entered the shootout, Brighton’s seventh kicker March missed and Man United smiled.