Man Utd leave it late to beat Derby

06 January, 2018, 02:19 | Author: Edward Fernandez
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Two late goals in the final five minutes from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku secured a place in Monday's draw for the fourth round of the competition for the Red Devils.

Pogba tried to break the deadlock from a free-kick, but Scott Carson was equal to it in the Derby goal.

More crosses were massively evading their targets, and he sent the opposition on a counter-attack with a disastrous pass backwards eventually finding it's way to Sam Winnall on the edge of the area - luckily for Mkhitaryan, his shot was skewed well wide.

Pogba dominated the midfield in the early stages and he teed up Lingard to fire over the top from 10 yards in just the third minute.

Tom Lawrence almost sent Derby ahead two minutes before the hour with a thumping shot from just outside the box but Sergio Romero made a brilliant save at the bottom corner.

Marcos Rojo and Anthony Martial dropped to the bench with strong 2015-16 duo Chris Smalling and Daley Blind the preferred centre-backs and Marcus Rashford leading the line.

Sergio Romero made some decent saves on the night
Sergio Romero made some decent saves on the night

"But when you get past 80 minutes and the goal hasn't come, you fear the second match".

Rashford saw Carson keep him out before again hitting a post ahead of a dragged shot from Pogba, to increasing frustration from the home supporters.

The barrage continued and Pogba wastefully side-footed wide with the goal gaping when following up Lingard's saved effort, before Derby finally yielded with six minutes to play.

United also got good news regarding Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian global will be fit and available to play after suffering a scary blow to the head against Southampton on December 30.

Lukaku was next to head wide on 55 minutes, before Thomas Lawrence forced a diving save from Romero.

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