FA CUP

Juan Mata's cool finish sends United through to the next round

Juan Mata'S 67th minute strike was enough to send United into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in tonight's replay against Wolves. Watford or Tranmere await.

Juan Mata's cool finish sends United through to the next round
OLI SCARFF AFP

Juan Mata sent Manchester United into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup with a 67th-minute goal to secure a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their replay at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

Mata dinks over Wolves keeper Ruddy

Mata was played clean through by Anthony Martial and calmly chipped goalkeeper John Ruddy for the only goal against Premier League opponents who had a 10th-minute effort ruled out by VAR.

The first tie at Molineux between the teams, both in the Last 32 of the Europa League, had ended goalless with United failing to land a single shot on target.

Juan Mata chips in the winner against Wolves

Rashford limps off injured

United's celebrations were muted, however, by an injury to their top scorer Marcus Rashford who came on as a second-half substitute and played less than 15 minutes before limping off injured.