Jesse Lingard Scores Yet Another Screamer In United's 3rd Round Win

Manchester United

Jesse Lingard continued his superb recent scoring run by netting another fabulous effort in Manchester United's 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over Derby at Old Trafford.

The first half ended goalless, as the visitors held their own at Old Trafford.

Romelu Lukaku sealed the match in the last minute with a low shot from the centre of the box after being sent through by Anthony Martial following a fast counter-attack, 2-0.

The visitors' starting line-up confirmed Gary Rowett's predominant focus on the Championship this season, where his side are vying for automatic promotion to the Premier League and now sit in 2nd place.

Derby briefly took United out of their rhythm, but Rashford missed a gilt-edged chance when he nodded Henrikh Mkhitaryan's pin-point cross against the right post from just outside the six-yard box.

Mkhitaryan eventually got a cross right with 10 minutes of the first 45 left, directing an in-swinger from the left into a crowd of men in the Derby area, and Marcus Rashford rose highest to direct his header onto the post.

On the other hand, the Rams are now unbeaten in their last seven matches and are second in the Championship with a fine shot of getting a chance to coming back to the Premier League.

Lukaku was next to head wide on 55 minutes, before Thomas Lawrence forced a diving save from Romero.

Carson kept out an array of stinging long range efforts, including three from Paul Pogba as United struggled to find a way through a resolute and well-organized visiting defense.

Lukaku played the ball into Lingard's path, and the attacking midfielder hit an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner.

That opener flattened out the game as United looked comfortable in possession, but Romelu Lukaku struck in stoppage time to double the lead and seal progression to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

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