Wigan vs Manchester United FA Cup Match Result January 2024

Wigan vs Manchester United FA Cup Match Result January 2024

Wigan Athletic's hopes of a fairytale FA Cup giant-killing were dashed as they hosted Manchester United on a chilly Monday night at the DW Stadium. Despite Shaun Maloney's side creating the first chance of the night, with Martial Godo setting up Thelo Aasgaard, the Red Devils demonstrated their superior quality, securing a 2-0 victory.

The hosts could have altered the course of the game early on as Martial Godo made a run down the right wing, setting up Thelo Aasgaard on the left side of the box. However, Andre Onana made a crucial save. From that point onward, Manchester United dominated the proceedings.

Although United struggled to convert chances due to wasteful finishing and an impressive performance from goalkeeper Sam Tickle, they eventually broke the deadlock with a magnificent curling effort. Marcus Rashford passed the ball to Diogo Dalot just inside the penalty area, allowing the defender enough time to compose himself and find the far bottom corner.

The second half saw a few tense moments for the visitors, but nothing too overwhelming. Bruno Fernandes' theatrics earned his team a penalty, and he successfully converted it in the 74th minute, sealing the victory for Manchester United.

Key Moments

74’ GOAL! - Fernandes calmly slots the ball into the bottom corner (WIG 0-2 MUN)
72’ PENALTY! - Fernandes wins a penalty for United (WIG 0-1 MUN)
43’ CROSSBAR! - Garnacho hits the woodwork with a powerful effort (WIG 0-1 MUN)
30’ CLOSE! - Hojlund nods the ball over the top from close range (WIG 0-1 MUN)
22’ GOAL! - Diogo Dalot curls one past Sam Tickle for the visitors (WIG 0-1 MUN)
14’ SAVE - Sam Tickle denies Marcus Rashford from close range (WIG 0-0 MUN)
3’ CHANCE! - Wigan breaks on the counter, but Onana denies Aasgaard (WIG 0-0 MUN)

Final Score: Wigan Athletic FC 0 - 2 Manchester United FC

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