Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and super sub Maguire propelled the Manchester United F. C. into the F. A. Cup semi 2-1 over Norwich F. C. in a frustrating quarter final match played at Norwich on Saturday night.
I t was a match that should not have gone the wire talk less of an extra time thanks to the Norwich goalie.
Ighalo had pushed the lead goal in with his right calf in 51st minute before Cantwell scored an equalizer through a blinder shot in the 75th minute. That was the time Paul Pogba was introduced into the match.
Klose bagged a red with a foul on Pogba in 88th minute but Man United could not take advantage of the Pogba schemes at midfield.
Just as the coaches were plotting their penalty shootout tactics, Maguire scored the decider two minutes to the end of extra time (118’).
On Sunday, three matches will be decided. Arsenal takes on Sheffield United at 1300 hours; Match of the day is the Leicester City versus Chelsea at 1600 hours while the 4th quarter match between Manchester City and Newcastle F. C. comes up at 1830 hours.
- Eniola Olatunji.