Jesse Lingard Scores Yet Another Screamer In United's 3rd Round Win

Jessica Allison
January 6, 2018

Jesse Lingard again came up with the goods and Romelu Lukaku was also on target as Manchester United left it late to seal a 2-0 FA Cup third-round win over Derby County.

Gary Rowett's side are unbeaten in their last seven matches and the Midlands side have an experienced line up with Scott Carson in goal and Tom Huddlestone patrolling the midfield.

Manchester United (4-3-3): Romero; Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mata.

On the other hand, the Rams are now unbeaten in their last seven matches and are second in the Championship with a fine shot of getting a chance to coming back to the Premier League.

United's best chance fell to Rashford two minutes later, but he fired over the crossbar after Juan Mata had forced Carson to save a free-kick headed for the top left corner of the net.

The breakthrough would eventually come on 84 minutes, with Lingard unleashing a cracking effort from outside the box after a lay-off from sub Romelu Lukaku.

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

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.

The wonder strike saved United's blushes with just six minutes remaining, while also equalling Lingard's scoring tally from his previous three seasons, per Luckhurst.

Rashford headed against the Derby post in the 34th minute, before heading straight at Carson three minutes later as the score somehow stayed goalless.

Having set up the first, Lukaku got on the scoresheet himself by finishing off a quick counter-attack after a one-two with Anthony Martial to ensure United avoided a troublesome replay at the end of a hectic festive schedule.

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