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Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera (L) celebrates with Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (C) and Manchester United's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic after scoring the team's second goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)


Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final.

Dele Alli grabbed the lead after 11 minutes, but goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera sealed United’s comeback.

Chelsea and Southampton will contest the second semi-final at 3 p.m. BST (10 a.m. ET) on Sunday. The winners will meet United in the final on May 19, the kick-off time of which is yet to be confirmed.


Spurs enjoyed an electric start to the clash as they began with intensity and some crisp passing.

They were soon rewarded with the lead, when Christian Eriksen picked out Alli with an exquisite low cross from the right, and the Englishman made no mistake from close range.

As ESPN FC’s Dan Kilpatrick noted, the goal only emboldened Tottenham further:

United, by contrast, were more subdued after conceding, but nevertheless managed to pull level 13 minutes later when Paul Pogba showed good strength to dispossess Mousa Dembele and put the ball on a plate for Sanchez to glance home, per BT Sport Football:

The Red Devils rode their luck somewhat when Eric Dier rattled the post with a deflected effort, though Jesse Lingard could perhaps have had a penalty when Jan Vertonghen pushed him in the area.

Jose Mourinho’s side put themselves in front when Romelu Lukaku miscontrolled Sanchez’s pass into Herrera’s path, and the Spaniard lashed in a low, first-time finish:

Spurs were unable to muster much of a response as United controlled proceedings superbly after taking the lead, with De Gea largely unchallenged for much of the second half.

Tottenham have now lost each of their last eight FA Cup semi-finals in a run stretching back to 1993.

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