LONDON: Harry Maguire’s 118th-minute goal booked Manchester United’s place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup as they scraped past 10-man Norwich.
United looked to be heading for the last four thanks to Odion Ighalo’s close-range, flicked finish just after half-time – his fifth goal in four starts for the club – but Todd Cantwell equalised with a stunning 25-yard strike.
The home side then looked the most likely winners until centre-back Timm Klose hauled down Ighalo having misread a Bruno Fernandes flick on the edge of the box, and was shown a straight red card.
But the United captain was not to be denied, sliding in to smash the ball under a helpless Krul with penalties fast approaching.
The second-half was nothing special, however compared to a drab first period in which neither side hit the target it was a veritable classic, and the home side ought to have equalised earlier than they did but for a huge slice of misfortune.
Once the hosts were a man light, United were far superior but up to that point they lacked fluency, much of which will be down to the eight changes made from their league win over Sheffield United.
But ultimately, Solskjaer’s side did enough and their unbeaten run now stretches to 14 matches in all competitions.