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Result: Yeovil Town succumb at hands of Manchester United

Yeovil Town succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in Sunday afternoon's FA Cup third round clash at Huish Park.

Yeovil Town held their colour for over an hour against Manchester United, but ultimately succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in this afternoon's FA Cup third round clash at Huish Park.

Manchester United's Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher and Yeovil Town's English midfielder Simon Gillett contest a high ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park in Yeovil, Somerset© Getty Images

The hosts, languishing at the bottom of League One, made a good start as Kieffer Moore found himself tussling with David de Gea for a cross, before the half-cleared attempt fell to Joe Edwards. His shot from distance, however, flew wide.

In the 20th minute, Yeovil began to mount pressure against the Premier League giants, as Stephen Arthurworrey and Nathan Ralph combined to force defensive mistakes from the Red Devil back line.

Moments later, Moore and Paddy McNair clashed heads while jostling for a ball, which led to the Man Utd defender falling to the ground and needing medical treatment.

Jed Steer the goalkeeper of Yeovil Town retrieves the ball from his net after conceding the opening goal scored by Ander Herrera of Manchester United during the FA Cup Third Round match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park on January 4,© Getty Images

The visitors had to wait until the half-hour mark before they registered their first chance on goal, though James Wilson's effort proved tame.

Ander Herrera then beat his marker on the edge of the box as first-half injury time loomed, but his shot flew well wide of Steer's goal.

Arguably the best chance of the game thus far fell to Yeovil in the 54th minute, as Jonny Evans's inadvertent flick-on played in Moore, but the striker couldn't get the ball out from under his feet and fired straight at De Gea.

He would come to rue the missed opportunity, as just 10 minutes later, a guided flick fell into the path of Herrera, who went on to smash a volley into the top corner.

The ball goes beyond Yeovil Town's English goalkeeper Jed Steer as he dives but fails to save the shot from Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera for the opening goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Yeovil Town © Getty Images

The Glovers dusted themselves off and attempted to level proceedings, with Edwards sending a diving header towards the back post, but Angel di Maria was well poised to make a goal-line clearance with his head.

For all of Yeovil's endeavours, United were able to kill the game off right at the death, as Di Maria powered forward and dinked the ball into the top corner of the net.

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Manchester United's Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher and Yeovil Town's English midfielder Simon Gillett contest a high ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park in Yeovil, Somerset
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