Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United

  • An impressive brace from Romelu Lukaku sent Manchester United through to last eight of FA Cup.
  • Belgium international raced through to open scoring after three minutes before finishing off ruthless counter-attack early in second half.
  • Lukaku's goals sandwiched a Juan Mata strike that was controversially chalked off by VAR.
  • Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Kongolo, Zanka, Schindler, Hadergjonaj, Billing, Williams, Quaner, Van La Parra, Ince, Mounier.
  • Manchester United: Romero, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Matic, Carrick, McTominay, Mata, Alexis, Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku

Full-time: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United


Bailly replaces Lukaku, who receives rapturous applause from the away end.


Three minutes of stoppage time is almost up, but United are still making a change.

Bailly is stripped and ready to make a welcome, albeit brief return to first-team matters.


Huddersfield seemingly consigned to their fate, but they can be proud of a solid display against a ruthless Manchester United. Billing and co have found little openings in the last few minutes, but they just don't possess that necessary bit of quality needed to create clear-cut chances against a steadfast United defence.


Final change for Huddersfield - Sabiri on for Van La Parra.


Intelligent play from Martial finds Lingard in space on the edge of the six-yard box, but the attacker can't find Lukaku with his drag-back. If he did, the Belgian would surely have had a hat-trick.


Martial's introduction is quickly followed by Lingard, who replaces Mata. The Spaniard's 'goal' will have tongues wagging for a while yet.


First change for United - Martial on for Sanchez, who has still not really sparked into life as a Red Devil.


Billing's long-range is again claimed easily by Romero, whose quick sends United on a counter-attack. Lukaku feeds Sanchez, but his pass to Mata is smothered by Lossl.


The game has entered something of a lull as we approach the final 20 minutes. Huddersfield are still trying to work the flanks but are gaining little joy out of United, who have looked relatively comfortable despite having to absorb serious pressure.

Double change for Huddersfield - Smith and Malone replace Kongolo and Haderjgonaj. Both full-backs off.


Huddersfield respond to the latest setback with a corner, that is punched well away from danger by Romero.United look to break and kill the game off completely, but Mata's pass was slack.


Wonderful counter-attack from United!

Lukaku breaks from his own penalty area and finds Sanchez, whose lovely weighted pass plays the Belgian in. From there, he made no mistake. 2-0, clinical from United, who had come under serious pressure.


GOAL! Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United (Lukaku)


Huddersfield win another free-kick as Sanchez trips Williams 25 yards from goal. Billing takes the responsibility from Ince, but his poor effort can only win a corner, which is cleared easily.


Haderjgonaj skips past Shaw but his cross only finds a red shirt. Huddersfield retrieve possession and win a free-kick in a very dangerous area, but Ince's effort is deflected and eventually miskicked by Van La Parra.


Smelling gives away another foul on Mounie, who has been on the end of some rough treatment from the United centre-back.


Both teams are back out onto the pitch. Tom Ince gets things underway for the second half.


VAR, unfortunately, is the topic of discussion again - and not for the right reasons.

Kevin Friend


Half-time: Huddersfield Town 0-1 Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku's goal remains the difference at the John Smith's Stadium. Huddersfield are certainly in this game but have failed to trouble Romero, who has gathered everything with little fuss.

It could have been 2-0 to United if Mata's strike was not controversially ruled out by VAR, which will undoubtedly be discussed at length once again, but at half-time it remains 0-1.


No goal! Mata has been ruled offside upon further reflection. Interesting indeed...

Mata's knee was offside, according to VAR. It stays 1-0.


A lovely low cross from Young is controlled brilliantly by Mata, who skips past Lossl and finishes into an empty net.

Referee Kevin Friend is currently waiting for clearance from VAR...


GOAL! Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United (Mata)


Van La Parra wins a corner from Lindelof. Ince delivers, Romero punches and United win a foul. Coming up to half-time now, finely poised at the John Smith's Stadium.


Lukaku spreads the ball out wide to Sanchez, who fails to find Mata. The ball is then worked to McTominay but the young midfielder is marshalled well by Kongolo.