Marcel Sabitzer happy for scoring his first Manchester United goal in the win over Fulham
After a slow start to the game, United fell behind in the tie through a fine close-range finish from Aleksander Mitrovic.
A few minutes later, Willian blocked a Jadon Sancho shot by hand on the line. The referee looked at the monitor and sent him off while giving a penalty. In the same sequence, Mitrovic manhandled the referee and got sent off.
Bruno Fernandes scored the penalty to make it one-all. Moments later, Sabitzer made it 2-1 to complete the turnaround. Here’s what the Austrian said on the win and his first United goal (h/t BBC):
“Massive win. We wanted to go back to Wembley, we did it. 1-0 down it was hard and tough but we came back and won it. Massive [first United goal]. I’m so happy. An important one. I’m very, very happy now.”
Although things look rosy when Fernandes scored the third goal, it was not when Fulham took the lead and were the better team. At the end of the day, it was their stupidity that allowed United to come back and take the ascendancy.
But, that is gone now and Erik ten Hag’s men march onto another Wembley trip this season. They will face an in-form Brighton side in the semi-final next month.
Sabitzer, who effectively replaced the suspended Casemiro in midfield, grew into the game and put in a decent shift. The goal scored was the cherry on top.
It is the international break now before the final stretch of the season resumes on the 1st of April. United have a tough game away to Newcastle United in the league to start that run-in.
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Having got only one point from the last two league games, that contest against the Magpies takes a whole lot of importance. The hope is that the players who go on international duty come back fit and healthy.