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Manchester United advance to FA Cup quarterfinals

Sports Desk, Feb 9 (efe-epa).- Manchester United needed extra time Tuesday to eke out a 1-0 win against West Ham United in their battle for berth in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

The hosts had 62 percent of the ball and took 15 shots to just three for the Hammers, whose last victory at Old Trafford in all competitions was in May 2007.

Yet the Red Devils only created three serious chances in regulation.

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna blocked a strike from Anthony Martial in the 11th minute, injuring himself, while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski stopped Victor Lindelöf in the 27th minute and denied Marcus Rashford eight minutes into the second half.

Scott McTominay, who came on as a sub in the 73rd minute, broke the deadlock in the 97th minute after the Hammers failed to clear.

West Ham’s first – and only – shot on target came in the 114th minute, when Ben Johnson crossed to Said Benrahma, whose header posed no great challenge for keeper Dean Henderson.

In Tuesday’s other FA Cup fifth-round tie, second division Bournemouth beat Premier League side Burnley 0-2 on goals by Sam Surridge and Junior Stanislas.

The Cherries have reached the quarterfinals for only the second time in their history.

The rest of the last eight will be decided Wednesday in matches pitting Swansea City against Manchester City, Sheffield United against Bristol City, Leicester City against Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton against Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton against Southampton and Barnsley against Chelsea. EFE apa/dr

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