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

On a bitterly cold night at Old Trafford, the hosts came closest to breaking the deadlock inside 90 minutes when Lukasz Fabianski reacted quickly to turn the ball on to a post after Victor Lindelof’s header had taken a huge deflection off Craig Dawson.

However, in a game that included a historic concussion substitution, when Issa Diop was replaced at half-time, McTominay had the final word.

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

Following a break that took United from one penalty area to the other, Rashford flicked a delicate pass into McTominay’s path with the outside of his foot and the Scotland midfielder’s first-time finish flew low into the net.

It means United have reached the last eight for a seventh consecutive year as they bid to lift the trophy for the first time since 2016.

Tough night for Moyes

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

Other than during his own ill-fated eight months in charge, it is a ground he has never won at, either with Everton, Sunderland or West Ham.

Prior to kick-off, the Scot had a good chat with current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and doubtless wished he had been granted the same time afforded to the Norwegian, who is attempting to win a trophy after losing four successive semi-finals.

Moyes’ hopes of stopping the hosts in their tracks were badly affected by injuries that now threaten to derail what so far has been an excellent season.

The sight of Angelo Ogbonna hobbling down the tunnel with his left boot removed, after being stood on by Anthony Martial, did not look great, and the manner of Diop’s exit suggests Moyes will be without two central defenders for Monday’s encounter with Sheffield United.

With their only orthodox striker, Michail Antonio, also missing, West Ham never really gained any momentum and were not helped by yet another injury – this time to Antonio’s replacement Andriy Yarmolenko – early in the second half.

Said Benrahma had the Hammers’ only effort on target, but even if he had beaten Dean Henderson with a close-range header at the end of extra time, it would almost certainly have been disallowed for offside.

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Player of the match

FabianskiLukasz Fabianski

West Ham United

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  2. Squad number15Player nameDawson

  3. Squad number31Player nameJohnson

  4. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  5. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  6. Squad number41Player nameRice

  7. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  8. Squad number16Player nameNoble

  9. Squad number24Player nameFredericks

  10. Squad number9Player nameBenrahma

  11. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna

  12. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  13. Squad number18Player nameFornals

  14. Squad number23Player nameDiop

  15. Squad number45Player nameOdubeko

  16. Squad number7Player nameYarmolenko

  17. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

Line-ups

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Henderson
  • 29Wan-BissakaSubstituted forWilliamsat 90′minutes
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 27TellesSubstituted forShawat 90′minutes
  • 17Fred
  • 31MaticSubstituted forMcTominayat 73′minutes
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forCavaniat 86′minutes
  • 34van de BeekSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 73′minutes
  • 10Rashford
  • 9Martial

Substitutes

  • 7Cavani
  • 13Grant
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 19Diallo
  • 21James
  • 23Shaw
  • 33Williams
  • 38Tuanzebe
  • 39McTominay

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 15Dawson
  • 21OgbonnaSubstituted forDiopat 16′minutesSubstituted forFredericksat 45′minutes
  • 3Cresswell
  • 16Noble
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenSubstituted forJohnsonat 45′minutes
  • 28Soucek
  • 18FornalsSubstituted forBenrahmaat 88′minutes
  • 7YarmolenkoSubstituted forOdubekoat 54′minutesSubstituted forLanziniat 112′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Balbuena
  • 9Benrahma
  • 10Lanzini
  • 14Alves
  • 23Diop
  • 24Fredericks
  • 31Johnson
  • 34Trott
  • 45Odubeko

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