2015-16 FA Cup quarter-final replay

Full-time West Ham 1-2 Manchester United

  • 11-time winners Manchester United reach their first FA Cup semi-final since 2011 with an impressive victory in east London
  • After a goalless first half, Marcus Rashford gave the visitors a deserved lead after bending an unstoppable shot past Darren Randolph
  • Their advantage was doubled when a deflected effort from Anthony Martial ricocheted in off the knee of Marouane Fellaini
  • James Tomkins gave West Ham, playing their last ever cup game at the Boleyn Ground, a lifeline 12 minutes from time when he was teed up by Andy Carroll to head home from close range
  • United held on and will face Everton at Wembley on Saturday 23 April
Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini netted a crucial second goal for Manchester United as Louis van Gaal\'s side secured a narrow in Getty

That is it for this particular live blog, but you can join IBTimes UK sport editor Nick Howson for the final 20 minutes of tonight's pivotal Champions League quarter-final second-leg ties between Atletico Madrid/Barcelona and Bayern Munich/Benfica.

We will also be back tomorrow night to bring you live coverage of Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League. Goodbye for now.


So Manchester United, who have not won this competition for 12 years, deservedly hold on to reach their first semi-final since 2011. It was far nervier than it needed to be at the end, but Van Gaal's side produced an undeniably impressive performance to spoil West Ham's last FA Cup tie at the Boleyn Ground.

They will face Everton at Wembley on Saturday 23 April, but before then play Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The Hammers will now solely focus on trying to chase down a place in the top four and they visit leaders Leicester City on Sunday.



West Ham 1-2 Manchester United


Emenike gets to the byline but only succeeds in finding the gloves of De Gea with a disappointing cross. The four minutes of stoppage time are up...


Randolph knocks it long for Carroll, who wins the flick-on but Antonio's header drifts well wide. That could be it for West Ham's FA Cup hopes.


Appeals for a push in the box on Carroll go unheeded. Lingard then fells Payet within shooting distance, but the French international's effort clips the top of the wall and veers behind.

From the corner, Noble volleys well wide. What a waste.


A late change from Van Gaal, with Rooney coming on to replace Rashford. Four minutes of added time for West Ham to find an equaliser...


All manner of drama at the Boleyn as De Gea makes a timely double save to deny Kouyate and Carroll.

Kouyate heads in the rebound from the second shot and races away to celebrate, but the offside flag is raised.


He was the hero against Arsenal and Carroll so nearly does it again as he rises well above Blind to power Cresswell's bending cross marginally over the crossbar. Close.


Lingard does well to win a free-kick just inside the West Ham half which relieves the pressure on his side. We forgot to mention earlier that Schneiderlin is on for Herrera.


Half a chance for Emenike, but the Fenerbahce loanee skies a shot into row z. These are nervy moments for the travelling fans in the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand...


West Ham give themselves a lifeline with just over 10 minutes plus added time remaining. Carroll does brilliantly to send Payet's corner back across the six-yard box, where Tomkins steals in ahead of Fellaini to head past De Gea from close range.

Game on.


Goal: West Ham 1-2 Manchester United (James Tomkins)


West Ham are bombarding De Gea's box with searching crosses. The Spaniard then produces a fine instinctive save after Antonio connects well with a Payet delivery.


Risky stuff from Herrera, who is clearly hurt and appears to foul Antonio in order to stop play and receive treatment.

Keen to avoid any time wasting, Noble carries him off the pitch in comical fashion.


Herrera catches Noble on the knee and is punished with a yellow card. During the break in play, Bilic sends on striker Emmanuel Emenike in place of Lanzini.

15 minutes left for them to mount a comeback.


Carrick looks to set Lingard free with a clever pass, but again Randolph is out to thwart the United winger. Van Gaal has brought on Antonio Valencia for Rojo.

He goes to right-back and Fosu-Mensah will switch to the left.


Manchester United double their lead and take a huge step towards a first FA Cup semi-final since 2011. Lingard stands up an inviting cross towards the back post, where Martial takes a shot that hits Tomkins and ricochets in off Fellaini's knee.


Goal: West Ham 0-2 Manchester United (Marouane Fellaini)


No problem for De Gea as he holds Antonio's ambitious attempt. Bilic then mounts another penalty appeal as Lanzini tussles with Fosu-Mensah next to the byline. A corner is signalled and Noble ends up lashing miles over the top.


Kouyate tries his luck from distance again after Lanzini combines nicely with Payet, but he strikes across the ball and it sails over.

Bilic makes his first substitution, replacing Valencia with Chelsea loanee Victor Moses.


Brave goalkeeping from Randolph as he races off his line and dives at the feet of Lingard to prevent another United chance.


Much more pace and urgency about the game now as De Gea cuts out Noble's cross. After West Ham survive another dangerous United attack, Antonio charges through Blind before the Dutchman is accused of bringing down Payet. No penalty.


The visitors take the lead 10 minutes after the break and it's fully deserved. Antonio loses possession in his own half as a rogue pass clatters off Herrera. The loose ball is picked up by Martial, who tees up the tricky Rashford to run at Tomkins and bend a sublime shot off the crossbar and into the top corner.

Fantastic finish from the 18-year-old for his sixth goal in senior football.