Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup on penalties as Middlesbrough produced one of the upset football scores of the weekend. Anthony Elanga skied his penalty over the crossbar to send the 9000 traveling fans into wild celebrations. Cristiano Ronaldo had missed a penalty in regulation time before Jadon Sancho gave them the lead. Matt Crooks equalized in the 64th minute to send the game to extra-time and penalties eventually.
Man Utd: Henderson (6), Dalot (6), Varane (7), Maguire (7), Shaw (6), McTominay (6), Pogba (7), Sancho (8), Fernandes (5), Rashford (5), Ronaldo (5)
Subs: Elanga (5), Fred (7), Jones (6), Mata (6)
Middlesbrough: Lumley (8), Dijksteel (6), Fry (8), McNair (8), Jones (7), Crooks (8), Howson (7), Tavernier (7), Taylor (7), Balogun (6), Sporar (6).
Subs: Connolly (6), Watmore (7), Payero (6), Peltier (6), Bamba (6)
Man of the match: Joe Lumley
Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick: “Incredibly disappointed. We should have won and killed off the game in the first half. Crossbar, post, missed a penalty, and numerous chances. It should have been 2-0 or 3-0. We conceded a goal which I don’t understand why it stood. He controlled it with his hand. At the moment when they scored, it was clear that VAR would not allow this goal to stand. We were not well-positioned at that moment, too open and allowed them the counter, we should have won the game.”
Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder: “We are delighted. The opposition will be wondering how they did not progress, but it is the magic of the cup. We rode our luck, took our chances and took it to a shootout.”
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