Jan 26, 2018 at 7.55pm UK at ​Huish Park
Attendance: 9,195
YeovilYeovil Town
0-4
Man UtdManchester United

Zoko (1'), Smith (29'), Sowunmi (47')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Rashford (41'), Herrera (61'), Lingard (89'), Lukaku (93')
McTominay (81')

Live Commentary: Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United - as it happened

Live Commentary: Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United - as it happened
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Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Manchester United's 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup on Friday night.

Manchester United have recorded a 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in Friday's FA Cup fourth round tie.

Marcus Rashford gave United the lead in the 41st minute before Alexis Sanchez - making his debut after a transfer from Arsenal - set up Ander Herrera for the second.

Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku both added further goals for United in the closing stages in what was a comfortable evening's work for Jose Mourinho's team.

Find out how all of the action unfolded at Huish Park courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.


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7.26pmHello and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of the match in the FA Cup fourth round between Yeovil Town and Manchester United. There may be no non-league teams left in this year's competition, but that does not mean that potential giant-killing ties cannot be thrown up. Let's see who Darren Way and Jose Mourinho have selected in their respective starting lineps...

7.28pmYEOVIL TOWN XI: Krysiak, Smith, Bird, Wing, Gray, Dickson, Zoko, Surridge, Green, Showumni, James

YEOVIL TOWN SUBSTITUTES: Maddison, Whelan, C.Smith, Gobern, Santos, Browne, Fisher


7.29pmMANCHESTER UNITED XI: Romero; Darmian, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, McTominay, Sanchez; Rashford

MANCHESTER UNITED SUBSTITUTES: Pereira, Smalling, Young, Gomes, Lingard, Matic, Lukaku


7.31pmWe will start with United, with Mourinho - as expected - opting to hand a debut to Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean international has not made a start in a competitive game since January 3 but that changes this evening as he features for his new side.

7.33pmThere is also a rare outing for Michael Carrick, who is expected to retire at the end of the season. The midfielder has not made an appearance since September due to an irregular heart rhythm but the 36-year-old has been passed fit to feature this evening.

7.35pmIn total, Mourinho has made a total of 10 changes to his starting lineup, with Juan Mata the only player to keep his place in the starting lineup from the Premier League fixture with Burnley. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been provided with a rare outing between the sticks, while Scott McTominay starts a game for Manchester United for just the sixth time.

7.38pmThe bench is stacked with experience, but there is also a place for 17-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes, who is still awaiting his second match for United after being handed his debut at the end of last season.

7.40pmAs for Yeovil, Way has made two changes to his team from their last fixture with Chesterfield. Lewis Wing and Omar Sowunmi have been brought into the team to replace Bevis Mugabi and Otis Khan, the former United trainee who is serving a five-match suspension for pushing an official.

7.43pmIn the previous round, United were able to get the better of Derby County, with the Premier League side running out 2-0 winners thanks to a couple of late goals.

However, Yeovil have been participating in the competition since the first round and have come through three ties to reach the last 32. They have put together a fine set of scalps, too, with Southend United, Port Vale and Bradford City all being defeated along the way.


7.45pmPREDICTION! Mourinho has not selected his strongest XI for this match but it still possesses enough quality where the visitors should win this rather comfortably. Yeovil will be spurred on by their own supporters, but this could be one-way traffic. United to prevail by a 3-0 scoreline.

7.47pmHEAD TO HEAD! The two teams are meeting for just the fourth time this evening and you will not be surprised to discover that United have won each of those fixtures without conceding a goal. United won by 3-0 and 8-0 scorelines in 1938 and 1949 respectively, but it was much closer when the teams last met just three years ago...

7.49pmYeovil managed to hold out for more than an hour before they eventually caved to two goals in the second half, the second of which came from one of United's most expensive signings. Click here to read back on that match.

7.51pmIt's time for the two teams to make their way out at Huish Park. The crowd are already on their feet for the two sets of players, but will the home supporters be able to replicate their cheers later in the match?

7.53pmA reminder of the two teams...

YEOVIL TOWN XI: Krysiak, Smith, Bird, Wing, Gray, Dickson, Zoko, Surridge, Green, Showumni, James

MANCHESTER UNITED XI: Romero; Darmian, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, McTominay, Sanchez; Rashford


1 minKICKOFF! United get us underway.

1 minBOOKING! Well this didn't take long. Zoko has gone into the book for a foul on Rojo. His studs were up as the defender attempted a clearance. It's early, but a fair decision.

3 minSanchez's first contribution is to nutmeg a Yeovil player. Not a bad start. It's all United possession so far.

5 minYeovil need to be careful to not show too much respect to United. They've already had a player go into the book and it seems as though they are now scared to get stuck in. It's about finding a balance.

7 minThe home side will look to Dickson's long throw as a way of getting into the United penalty area this evening but the Premier League have no issues with dealing with the first delivery.

8 minCHANCE! We have had the first chance of the game and it has gone to Yeovil! Green latched onto the ball around 25 yards from goal and after advancing into the penalty area, his low shot from an acute angle was blocked by Romero.

10 minGreen is getting the better of Darmian down the left and the young winger manages to win a corner for his side. It comes to nothing after a bit of a scramble, but Yeovil are emerging as the better side here.

13 minUnited hit back down the other end by winning a corner, but Mata's delivery goes straight into the goalkeeper's hands. Better from United, though.

15 minCHANCE! Another opportunity for Yeovil - the second in the space of the opening 15 minutes. A free kick from a deep position found the head of Showumni, but his effort was weak and too close to Romero.

17 minEven at this early stage, this game is developing into an end-to-end contest. I'm not sure that suits Yeovil but they are currently having the better of the openings in the final third.

19 minIt's very early days but Sanchez has made a very underwhelming start. Plenty of misplaced passes from the Chilean, who is yet to get close to an opportunity on goal.

21 minOver the past couple of minutes, Yeovil have started to retreat more towards their own 18-yard box. United aren't making much of the extra space in midfield but the underdogs cannot afford to invite too much pressure.

23 minRashford has arguably been United's best player so far. That's on work-rate alone, though. The forward just burst into the penalty area but reached the byline without getting a shot or cross away.

25 minCHANCE! This is an outstanding save from Krysiak. Sanchez gave McTominay the chance to get a shot away from 16 yards and his effort looked on its way towards the bottom corner. However, the former Birmingham trainee got down well to tip the ball behind for a corner.

27 minYeovil are persisting with the long throws whenever they get the chance and who can blame them? However, United have been first to most of the aerial balls.

29 minBOOKING! Smith is a lucky boy. He has just gone straight through Sanchez and it's an extremely dangerous tackle. Just a yellow though.

30 minSHOT! Sanchez is given responsibility to get a shot away from 30 yards out but although it's aimed at the corner, Krysiak easily gets across to claim the ball.

32 minSlowly but surely, Sanchez is having a bigger impact on this game. He's floating in and around the 30-yard area and pulling the strings. However, the home fans are amused when he sends a pass towards Darmian out for a throw.

34 minSHOT! Are United starting to get frustrated? Herrera has just attempted a shot from all of 30 yards and it's gone about 20 yards over the bar.

36 minSoko has just outmuscled Lindelof on the left flank and the Yeovil attacker had a chance to deliver into the box. However, he completely miscues his cross and United clear.

37 minSHOT! Carrick is harshly adjudged to have committed a foul on the edge of the box and it gives James a chance to shoot from 20 yards. The strike is too close to Romero, though, with the Argentine opting to punch the ball clear.

39 minWe've entered that all-important stage where Yeovil have to see out the remainder of this half. They certainly deserve to. It's going to be a long six minutes.

41 minGOAL! Yeovil Town 0-1 Manchester United (Marcus Rashford)

41 minThis is a terrible goal to concede. James only has to clear the ball instead of waiting for goalkeeper Krysiak to come and claim, but Rashford recognises the situation, sneaks in and scores from eight yards. It's a calamitous goal.

43 minYeovil must now ensure that they don't concede a second. United certainly look like they fancy their chances of doubling their lead before the break.

45 minThere will be one minute of added-on time.

45+1 minHALF TIME: Yeovil Town 0-1 Manchester United

8.43pmThe half-time whistle goes at Huish Park and United lead thanks to that goal from Rashford. It's harsh on Yeovil, but you simply cannot make mistakes like that against one of the biggest clubs in the world.

8.46pmRashford's effort came as a result of James being complacent on the ball. You could see his reasoning for waiting for the goalkeeper, but the communication wasn't there and you just don't take the risk with five minutes of the first half remaining. Rashford has now netted 10 times in all competitions this season.

8.49pmUp until that point, Yeovil had been superb. They have created opportunities at one end, and restricted United at the other. Romero has not been required to make any outstanding saves, but he has needed to remain alert.

8.52pmAs far as Sanchez is concerned, it has been a seven-out-of-10 performance from the attacker. He became increasingly influential during the first half but was still failing to make the most of his time with the ball. Still, he offers something different to this United attack.

8.56pmIt's time for the two teams to make their way back out. I'm not expecting any changes for either side at this stage.

46 minKICKOFF! Yeovil get us back underway. Can the minnows do enough to take this tie to a replay at Old Trafford?

47 minBOOKING! Another booking for a Yeovil player for another foul on Sanchez. This time, it's for Sowunmi.

49 minIt's been a low-key start to the second half, but United have had all of the possession. As mentioned earlier, Yeovil cannot afford to invite too much pressure.

50 minCHANCE! Rashford almost scores an excellent second. The England international danced past a couple of Yeovil defenders before seeing a shot deflected just wide of the post.

51 minWOODWORK! The resulting corner was played short to Mata, and his sliced volley clipped the top of the crossbar and went behind for a goal kick. Lucky escape for the hosts.

53 minCHANCE! Much better from Yeovil. Dickson does well to find Surridge from a left-wing cross but the Bournemouth loanee headed well off target.

56 minSUBSTITUTION! Yeovil act first from the bench. Browne has been introduced into the action with Bird making way.

57 minThe action has quietened down a bit now. That United flurry came to nothing and now Yeovil are gradually getting back into the game.

59 minAll of a sudden, Yeovil have to make two goal-saving blocks, both from Shaw. United are capable of producing such a swift move like that, but Yeovil weren't ready for it.

61 minGOAL! Yeovil Town 0-2 Manchester United (Ander Herrera)

61 minThat's probably game over. United break forward at pace through Mata and Sanchez, and after the January signing tees up Herrera, the midfielder takes his time before drilling the ball into the far corner from 14 yards. Herrera also scored in the FA Cup tie between the sides three years ago.

64 minUnited have the ball in the net again but Mata's close-range effort is ruled out for offside.

65 minSUBSTITUTION! Mata was the only player to keep his place in the starting lineup for this game and he is now being replaced by Lukaku.

67 minThe buzz has well and truly gone from this game. It's become a case of how many will United score. Maybe United will take the chance to introduce Gomes.

69 minSUBSTITUTION! A second change for Yeovil sees Fisher given his debut as a replacement for Green. The Motherwell loanee only met his teammates just after 6pm today!

72 minSUBSTITUTION! A second alteration for United sees Lingard replace Sanchez. He's provided an assist on debut. He will take that.

73 minIt's all very relaxed on the United bench. Mourinho is sat back in his seat with his feet up. He knows that this game is won.

75 minJust the 15 minutes to go in this game. United are currently putting on a passing masterclass and further taking the sting out of the match. If ever there was a time to introduce Gomes for his second outing in a United shirt, this is it.

76 minSHOT! Maybe this game isn't over after all. A rare Yeovil attack ends with Surridge getting a shot away from 20 yards, but it's straight at Romero.

79 minSHOT! It's not often that Rashford plays this long in a match but he tries to take advantage of that by netting a second goal. The attacker outpaced the defender but poked the ball too close to Krysiak.

81 minBOOKING! McTominay is the first United player to go into the book after a late challenge on Zoko.

81 minSHOT! James tries his luck from 30 yards out but like with his first effort, Romero has judged it before he has even kicked it.

83 minSUBSTITUTION! A third Yeovil switch sees Connor Smith come on for Wing, who has picked up a knock.

85 minWith five minutes to go, Yeovil are mounting a late charge. It isn't going to change the result of this match but fair play to the minnows. They have given a good account of themselves.

88 minSUBSTITUTION! Here comes Gomes, finally. The teenager replaces Rashford for the final few minutes.

88 minCHANCE! Oh my word, Gomes has nearly scored within 20 seconds of his introduction! The 17-year-old took the ball past a defender before curling a shot into the side-netting from 12 yards.

89 minGOAL! Yeovil Town 0-3 Manchester United (Jesse Lingard)

89 minUnited aren't finished for tonight. Lingard is allowed to run directly at the Yeovil defence before sending the ball into the far bottom corner from 16 yards out.

90 minThere will be three minutes of added-on time.

90+3 minGOAL! Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United (Romelu Lukaku)

90+3 minUnited bag a late fourth with Rojo setting up Lukaku for a volley at the back post. It's harsh on Yeovil.

90+4 minFULL TIME: Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United

9.51pmThe full-time whistle goes at Huish Park and United have eased into the last 16 with a comfortable 4-0 win. Yeovil did not deserve to lose by four goals but United deserve credit for a professional performance against the League Two side.

9.55pmThat will be all from Sports Mole for this game. Thank you for joining us this evening and we hope to see you again soon.

If you would like to read our on-the-whistle match report, you can do so by clicking here. Goodbye for now.


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