• February 22, 2024

Manchester United 1-0 West Ham: Scott McTominay scores extra-time winner

Scott McTominay’s well-struck extra time was enough to send Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals at West Ham’s expense.

On a bitterly cold night at Old Trafford, the hosts were closest to breaking the impasse within 90 minutes when Lukasz Fabianski reacted quickly to turn the ball on a post after Victor Lindelof’s header took a major distraction from Craig Dawson.

However, in a game that included a historic concussion switch when Issa Diop was replaced at halftime, McTominay had the final say.

The opportunity was created by Marcus Rashford on his 250th appearance at United.

After a pause that took United from one penalty area to another, Rashford’s outside foot shot a delicate pass into McTominay’s path and the Scottish midfielder’s first goal went deep into the net.

This means United have reached the top eight for the seventh straight time to take the trophy for the first time since 2016.

Tough night for Moyes

It was another disappointing night at Old Trafford for former United manager David Moyes.

Unlike during his own unfortunate eight months in charge, it’s a ground on which he hasn’t won with either Everton, Sunderland or West Ham.

Before kick-off, the Scot had a good chat with current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and no doubt wished he had been given the same time as the Norwegian, who is trying to win a trophy after losing four in a row.

Moyes’ hopes of stopping the hosts in their footsteps have been hit hard by injuries that now threaten to derail what has now been an excellent season.

The sight of Angelo Ogbonna hobbling through the tunnel with his left boot removed after being entered by Anthony Martial didn’t look particularly good, and the way Diop got out suggests Moyes at the encounter Sheffield United will do without two center-backs on Monday.

With their only Orthodox striker, Michail Antonio, also missing, West Ham never really gained momentum and was not helped by another injury early in the second half – this time from Antonio’s successor, Andriy Yarmolenko.

Said Benrahma had the Hammers’ only effort on target, but even if he had hit Dean Henderson with a close-range header at the end of overtime, it would almost certainly have been banned as offside.

Telles still to shine

Alex Telles, who signed for £ 13.6million in Porto that summer, has been a mystery during his time at Old Trafford.

The Brazilian obviously has skills – and a vicious left foot. But the consequence has escaped him and with Luke Shaw in the best shape of his career, Telles could not force his way into Solskjaer’s team on a regular basis.

This was one of his better all round performances.

It was a Telles corner that gave Fabianski the chance to stay out, and it was his rapid run and cut that badly missed Donny van de Beek and drew a frustrated punch on a defender’s billboard.

Telles had also blocked a heavy shot and then, as the game went into the final 10 minutes, he rolled over an excellent cross that Martial headed wide.

He’s also been decent at the defensive work he’s used for, and most importantly, showed great pace in preventing a threat to the home goal when he came back to rob Jarrod Bowen after Yarmolenko sent his teammate through.

Telles never reappeared for extra time when Solskjaer switched his two full-backs, but Telles could still be happy with his contribution.

First concussion replacement

This game will have a place in history after Diop became the first concussion replacement in English football.

The French defender himself was featured as a substitute after Ogbonna was sent off with an ankle injury when he was caught going through by Martial, who had blocked a shot.

Diop clashed with Martial as the pair rose to battle for a header on a corner of West Ham.

Both players were treated and moved on at halftime. After further investigation in the locker room, Diop was replaced by Ryan Fredericks, according to the protocols adopted, and visitors were returned to a three-man defense.

Man Utd’s record run – the statistics

  • Manchester United have won the last nine FA Cup home games, the longest home win in the competition, the equivalent of nine straight home wins between 1908 and 1912.
  • West Ham has now lost each of its last four FA Cup matches against Manchester United and has lost in a different round each time: fourth round in 2002/03, third round in 2012/13, quarter-finals in 2015/16 and fifth round in 2020- 21st
  • Scott McTominay has scored seven goals in 30 games for Manchester United this season – as many as he scored in his 84 games in his first four seasons between 2016-17 and 2019-20.
  • Marcus Rashford made his ninth assist in all competitions for Manchester United this season, his best return in a single campaign for the club and second place after Bruno Fernandes for the Red Devils in 2020-21 (11).
  • At 23 years and 101 days, Marcus Rashford was the fourth youngest player in Manchester United history to reach 250 games for the club, after only Norman Whiteside (22 years, 192 days), George Best (22 years, 199 days) and Ryan Giggs (22) years 301 days).
  • Both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial played their 250th games for Man Utd in the same game tonight, only the second time in the club’s history – the other time was at home against West Ham in August 1986 when both Mike Duxbury and Frank Stapleton did.

What next?

Manchester United will be in action at West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday February 14th (14:00 GMT). West Ham will host Sheffield United on Monday February 15th (18:00 GMT).

Player of the game

FabianskiLukasz Fabianski

West Ham United

  1. Cadre number1PlayernameFabianski

  2. Cadre numberfifteenPlayernameDawson

  3. Cadre number31PlayernameJohnson

  4. Cadre number28PlayernameSoucek

  5. Cadre number3PlayernameCresswell

  6. Cadre number41Playernamerice

  7. Cadre number5PlayernameCoufal

  8. Cadre number16PlayernameNoble

  9. Cadre number24PlayernameFredericks

  10. Cadre number9PlayernameBenrahma

  11. Cadre number21stPlayernameOgbonna

  12. Cadre number20thPlayernameBowen

  13. Cadre number18thPlayernameFornale

  14. Cadre number23PlayernameDiop

  15. Cadre number45PlayernameOdubeko

  16. Cadre number7thPlayernameYarmolenko

  17. Cadre number10PlayernameLanzini


Man Utd

formation 4-2-3-1




11Greenwood34van de Beek10Rashford


  • 26thHenderson
  • 29Wan-BissakaReplaced byWilliamsat the 90 ‘protocol
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 27SuchReplaced byShawat the 90 ‘protocol
  • 17thFred
  • 31MaticReplaced byMcTominayat the 73 ‘protocol
  • 11GreenwoodReplaced byCavaniat the 86 ‘protocol
  • 34van de BeekReplaced byBruno Fernandesat the 73 ‘protocol
  • 10Rashford
  • 9Martial


  • 7thCavani
  • 13Grant
  • 18thBruno Fernandes
  • 19thDiallo
  • 21stJames
  • 23Shaw
  • 33Williams
  • 38Let us begin
  • 39McTominay

West Ham

formation 4-2-3-1






  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • fifteenDawson
  • 21stOgbonnaReplaced byDiopat the 16 ‘protocolReplaced byFredericksat the 45 ‘protocol
  • 3Cresswell
  • 16Noble
  • 41rice
  • 20thBowenReplaced byJohnsonat the 45 ‘protocol
  • 28Soucek
  • 18thFornaleReplaced byBenrahmaat the 88 ‘protocol
  • 7thYarmolenkoReplaced byOdubekoat the 54 ‘protocolReplaced byLanziniat the 112 ‘protocol


  • 4thBalbuena
  • 9Benrahma
  • 10Lanzini
  • 14thAlves
  • 23Diop
  • 24Fredericks
  • 31Johnson
  • 34Rut
  • 45Odubeko

Live text

  1. End of the game, Manchester United 1, West Ham United 0.

  2. The second half extra time ends, Manchester United 1, West Ham United 0.

  3. Attempt saved. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the lower left corner. Prepared by Fred.

  4. Foul by Edinson Cavani (Manchester United).

  5. Ben Johnson (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Fred (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Foul by Vladimir Coufal (West Ham United).

  8. Attempt saved. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the lower left corner. Prepared by Scott McTominay.

  9. Attempt saved. Saïd Benrahma’s (West Ham United) header from the center of the box is saved in the top center of the goal. Assisted by Ben Johnson with a cross.

  10. Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Ademipo Odubeko.

  11. Foul by Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

  12. Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by Edinson Cavani (Manchester United).

  14. Ben Johnson (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Foul by Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United).

  17. Extra time for the second half begins with Manchester United 1, West Ham United 0.

  18. First half extra time ends, Manchester United 1, West Ham United 0.

  19. Foul by Brandon Williams (Manchester United).

  20. Ben Johnson (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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