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Man Utd beat 10-man Norwich to reach FA Cup semi-final

Norwich City 1-2 Manchester United: Harry Maguire nets late extra-time winner as Man Utd beat 10-man Norwich to reach FA Cup semi-final.

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Harry Maguire struck an extra-time winner to hand Manchester United a 2-1 victory over 10-man Norwich City.

Harry Maguire scored deep into extra-time as Manchester United overcame valiant 10-man Norwich to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

The England defender, who moments earlier had a header brilliantly saved by Tim Krul, reacted sharply to turn in the loose ball at the far post.

The game turned on the dismissal of substitute Timm Klose in the 89th minute. Norwich City was in the ascendancy after equalising and looked favorites to snatch a late winner before the German was shown a straight red for pulling back Odion Ighalo.

Neither side particularly impressed in the attack, although both goals in normal time were of high quality.

The first was scored by Ighalo, who continued his good run in cup competitions with a flicked effort with the outside of his boot in the 51st minute.

The second goal was even better. Todd Cantwell, Norwich’s best player in attack at Carrow Road, let fly from 25 yards with a low swerving shot that beat the reach of Sergio Romero.

Norwich will now focus on their increasingly difficult task of beating the drop from the Premier League. As for United, this was a patchy display but they remain in contention in two cup competitions and for a top-four spot in the league.

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