FA Cup Semi-Final: Manchester United vs Coventry City

In a thrilling encounter at the FA Cup semi-final on April 21, 2024, Manchester United and Coventry City clashed at the famous Wembley Stadium. The match ended in a 3-3 draw, with Manchester United eventually triumphing 4-2 in the penalty shootout.

Manchester United's André Onana made crucial saves
André Onana had a solid performance in goal, proving instrumental during the decisive penalty shootout. Photo: Goal.com

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Key Players

Manchester’s key players included Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Fernandes, who all scored goals. Diogo Dalot also played a crucial role, providing a wonderful overlap and cross for the opener. André Onana had a solid performance in goal, proving instrumental during the decisive penalty shootout.

For Coventry, Ellis Simms, Callum O’Hare, and Haji Wright were the goal scorers. Their performances were instrumental in Coventry’s comeback from a three-goal deficit.

Brief Highlights

Manchester took an early lead with Scott McTominay opening the scoring. Harry Maguire doubled the lead with a header from a corner, and Bruno Fernandes added a third with a deflected effort.

However, Coventry staged a remarkable comeback. Ellis Simms pulled one back, followed by Callum O’Hare’s deflected shot. In the 95th minute, Haji Wright leveled the score from the penalty spot.

The drama continued into extra time, with both teams hitting the bar. The match eventually went to penalties, where Manchester United emerged victorious.

Game Stats (Manchester United vs Coventry City):

StatCoventry CityManchester United
Shots1828
Shots on Target56
Possession42%58%
Passes581812
Pass Accuracy81%87%
Fouls810
Yellow Cards32
Red Cards00
Offsides16
Corners18

Timeline of the Match

MinuteEvent
23’Goal by Scott McTominay (Manchester)
45+1’Goal by Harry Maguire (Manchester)
58’Goal by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester)
71’Goal by Ellis Simms (Coventry)
79’Goal by Callum O’Hare (Coventry)
90+5’Penalty goal by Haji Wright (Coventry)

Upcoming Matches

Manchester’s upcoming matches include encounters against Sheffield United on April 25, Burnley FC on April 27, Crystal Palace on May 7, Arsenal FC on May 12, and Newcastle United on May 16.

Coventry will be facing Hull City on April 24, Blackburn Rovers on April 27, Ipswich Town on April 30, and Queens Park Rangers on May 4.

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