Goals: Brighton – Manchester United – Played on 04/23/2023
Manchester United secured their place in the FA Cup final after defeating Brighton on penalties with a score of 7-6. The game ended in a goalless draw after regular and extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening. United will now face Manchester City in the final.
Brighton’s Early Attempts
Brighton made the first attempt in the seventh minute with a violation in front of the area borders, which McAllister executed with a direct shot that was saved by De Gea. Brighton continued to try with Enciso receiving a pass inside the penalty area in the 13th minute, hitting the outside of the foot with a shot that passed next to the post.
United’s Offensive Play
United appeared offensively for the first time in the 14th m inute, with a powerful shot from Fernandez from the edge of the area, which Sanchez blocked. United missed a real opportunity to open the scoring after Martial missed a falling ball from outside the area, which went over the crossbar. Rashford then sent a cross from the left side, followed by Eriksen with a shot from the edge of the area, which Sanchez saved. The first half ended in a goalless draw.
Second Half and Extra Time
Brighton started the second half strongly, and United responded by kicking off Anthony from the right side. United got a violation in front of the area borders in the 66th minute, which Fernandez executed but hit the wall, and returned to him again to shoot a ball that went wide of the goal. The match calmed down in the next few minutes until Brighton reappeared in the 83rd minute, with a ground shot from Marsh from the edge of the area, De Gea shone in stopping it.
The first extra period saw McAllister hit a ball from outside the area in the 92nd minute, which went over the crossbar. United wasted a real chance to score in the 105th minute, with a shot from Rashford from the edge of the area. De Gea continued to stop Brighton’s attempts in extra time, catching a shot from Marsh from the edge of the area in the 108th minute.
In the penalty shootout, United scored with Casemiro, Dalot, Sancho, Rashford, Sabitzer, Vighurst, and Lindelof. Brighton scored with McAllister, Gross, Ondav, Istopinan, Dank, Webster, and wasted Marsh.
In summary, Manchester United and Brighton played a tough match that ended in a goalless draw after regular and extra time. United advanced to the final after a penalty shootout win over Brighton with a score of 7-6. United will now face Manchester City in the final of the FA Cup.