Saturday 26 January 2013, 5:30pm at Old Trafford, Manchester
FA Cup
Manchester United
Manchester United
4
Giggs (pen) 3'; Rooney 50'; Hernández 52', 66'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Hughes 76'
Aaron Hughes’ late header proved little more than a consolation as Fulham slipped to a disappointing defeat to Manchester United.

3' Penalty

Ryan Giggs

50' Goal

Wayne Rooney
Assist by Anderson

52' Goal

Javier Hernández
Assist by Nani

66' Goal

Javier Hernández
Assist by Ryan Giggs

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Paul Scholes
Off:Michael Carrick

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shinji Kagawa
Off:Anderson

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Antonio Valencia
Off:Ryan Giggs

76' Goal

Aaron Hughes
Assist by Giorgos Karagounis

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Giorgos Karagounis
Off:Chris Baird

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Damien Duff

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashkan Dejagah
Off:Bryan Ruiz

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Aaron Hughes’ late header proved little more than a consolation as Fulham slipped to a disappointing defeat to Manchester United in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

Hughes headed home Giorgos Karagounis’ corner with 14 minutes remaining, but by then the Whites were already trailing 4-0.

It was an eventful evening for Hughes at Old Trafford. The Northern Irishman gave United the chance to open the scoring in just the third minute when he handled Wayne Rooney’s corner under pressure from Chris Smalling, with Ryan Giggs scoring the subsequent spot-kick.

Rooney added a second in the 50th minute, with United increasing their advantage moments later through Javier Hernandez. The Mexican made it 4-0 via a deflection off Hughes on 66 minutes, before the Fulham man gave the Whites the smallest glimmer of hope with his late header.

Martin Jol made three changes from the side that lost 2-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday. In came John Arne Riise, Chris Baird and Alexander Kačaniklić, with Karagounis and Ashkan Dejagah dropping down to the bench. Kieran Richardson missed out completely with a calf injury.

United almost went in front with 40 seconds on the clock. Rooney attempted to bundle his way through, with his second effort turned inches past the post by Mark Schwarzer’s leg. From the resulting corner, Hughes jumped with Smalling but deflected the delivery clear with his hand. Referee Mark Clattenburg immediately pointed to the spot and Giggs dispatched his spot-kick to the right of Schwarzer, who got a hand to the ball but couldn’t prevent it from nestling into the back of the net. Fulham couldn’t have wished for a worse start.

At the other end, Bryan Ruiz almost put Dimitar Berbatov away but his pass was cut out by Rafael Da Silva, before a dangerous cross from Sascha Riether was just a few yards in front of the Bulgarian.

On 16 minutes, Riise failed to cut a crossfield pass from Giggs out, with Nani nipping in. The Portuguese winger cut inside but fired tamely straight at Schwarzer. Three minutes later, Fulham were given an almighty let-off when Damien Duff appeared to handle a floated pass from Giggs, with referee Clattenburg waving play on. Less than 30 seconds later, a corner was only half-cleared by Fulham. The ball fell to Rooney, whose shot was turned brilliantly onto the bar by Schwarzer.

United continued to dominate. Nani curled a shot just wide on 24 minutes, before Schwarzer gathered an effort from distance by Rooney. On the half-hour mark, Schwarzer made a fine save low down to deny Rooney from close range after the England man had met Giggs’ cross.

Fulham went close to snatching an equaliser in the 32nd minute when Riether’s shot from distance fizzed just wide of David De Gea’s right-hand post.

Jol made a change at half-time, with Karagounis replacing Baird. But it was United who went close to increasing their advantage in the opening minutes of the second period. Nani twisted his way into the box but saw his shot saved by the legs of Schwarzer. The rebound fell to Rooney whose effort was cleared off the line by Hughes.

But the Red Devils - and Rooney - didn’t have to wait long to add a second. The striker collected Anderson’s throughball in his stride, turned inside Hughes and sent a left-footed drive past Schwarzer.

Two minutes later it was 3-0. The Fulham defence failed to clear their lines from Rooney’s cross and when the ball fell to Hernandez, the Mexican turned home from five yards.

As the rain fell down, the game looked over for Fulham at this point but Duff sliced a shot wide after jinking in from the right. The Whites then made their second change of the game on the hour mark, with Hugo Rodallega replacing Duff. The move saw Ruiz switch to the right flank.

Fulham’s day got worse on 66 minutes as the hosts made it 4-0 when Hernandez cut inside from the left and saw his shot deflect off Hughes and past the wrong-footed Schwarzer.

The Whites made their final change in the 70th minute, with Dejagah coming on in place of Ruiz. Hernandez was hunting his hat-trick, but he curled well over with 15 minutes remaining.

The travelling Fulham fans finally had something to smile about on 76 minutes. Dejagah won a corner down the right which Karagounis took. The Greek’s delivery was met by Hughes who lost Rooney and headed past De Gea.

United responded, with substitute Shinji Kagawa seeing a fierce drive flash just over the bar. Rooney had the ball in the net on 83 minutes but Clattenburg ruled it out for a foul by Hernandez on Riether.

Rodallega dragged a shot wide from distance late on as Fulham slumped to a disappointing defeat.

Match Information

Competition: The FA Cup with Budweiser

Date: Saturday 26 January 2013
Kick-off: 5:30pm

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 72,596

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Manchester United

Line-up: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Evra; Carrick (Scholes 61'), Anderson (Kagawa 71'); Nani, Rooney, Giggs (Antonio Valencia 71'); Hernández

Unused substitutes: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Welbeck, van Persie

Manager: Alex Ferguson

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff (Rodallega 61'), Sidwell, Baird (Karagounis 45'), Kacaniklic; Ruiz (Dejagah 71'); Berbatov

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Senderos, Briggs, Petric

Manager: Martin Jol

Goals
4
1
Total Shots
19
9
Shots On Target
10
1
Passing Accuracy
83%
86%
Fouls
9
7
Corners
6
5
Offsides
3
1
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
  • 1David De Gea
  • 2Rafael
  • 12Chris Smalling
  • 4Phil Jones
  • 3Patrice Evra
  • 16Michael Carrick
  • 8Anderson
  • 17Nani
  • 10Wayne Rooney
  • 11Ryan Giggs
  • 14Javier Hernández
Substitutes
  • 13Anders Lindegaard
  • 5Rio Ferdinand
  • 7Antonio Valencia
  • 22Paul Scholes
  • 26Shinji Kagawa
  • 19Danny Welbeck
  • 20Robin van Persie
Manager
  • Alex Ferguson
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 17Matthew Briggs
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 10Mladen Petric
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Manchester United 4, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+3' Second Half ends, Manchester United 4, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Nani (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Scholes.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Antonio Valencia.
  • 89' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Paul Scholes.
  • 89' Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 87' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).
  • 86' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 86' Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Sascha Riether (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Javier Hernández (Manchester United).
  • 77' Attempt missed. Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.
  • 76' Goal! Manchester United 4, Fulham 1. Aaron Hughes (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis with a cross following a corner.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Phil Jones.
  • 75' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Phil Jones (Manchester United).
  • 75' Attempt missed. Javier Hernández (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrice Evra.
  • 73' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United).
  • 71' Substitution, Manchester United. Antonio Valencia replaces Ryan Giggs.
  • 71' Substitution, Manchester United. Shinji Kagawa replaces Anderson.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Ashkan Dejagah replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 66' Goal! Manchester United 4, Fulham 0. Javier Hernández (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Giggs.
  • 66' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Paul Scholes (Manchester United).
  • 65' Offside, Manchester United. Nani tries a through ball, but Javier Hernández is caught offside.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 62' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 62' Foul by Phil Jones (Manchester United).
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Damien Duff.
  • 61' Substitution, Manchester United. Paul Scholes replaces Michael Carrick.
  • 60' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 60' Michael Carrick (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Damien Duff (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 52' Goal! Manchester United 3, Fulham 0. Javier Hernández (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nani.
  • 50' Goal! Manchester United 2, Fulham 0. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anderson.
  • 49' Offside, Manchester United. Anderson tries a through ball, but Wayne Rooney is caught offside.
  • 48' Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Damien Duff.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 46' Attempt missed. Nani (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrice Evra.
  • 46' Attempt missed. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
  • Second Half begins Manchester United 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Giorgos Karagounis replaces Chris Baird.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Manchester United 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Phil Jones.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Manchester United. Michael Carrick tries a through ball, but Wayne Rooney is caught offside.
  • 45'+1' Hand ball by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 45' Hand ball by Rafael (Manchester United).
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Nani (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Hernández.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Sascha Riether (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steve Sidwell.
  • 31' Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Giggs with a cross.
  • 29' Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Alexander Kacaniklic is caught offside.
  • 27' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 27' Javier Hernández (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 26' Sascha Riether (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Dangerous play by Ryan Giggs (Manchester United).
  • 25' Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anderson.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Nani (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Giggs.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Nani (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.
  • 23' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 23' Patrice Evra (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nani with a cross.
  • 20' Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Damien Duff.
  • 18' Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Nani (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 12' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Smalling.
  • 6' Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 5' Foul by Ryan Giggs (Manchester United).
  • 5' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 3' Nani (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by John Arne Riise (Fulham).
  • 3' Goal! Manchester United 1, Fulham 0. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 2' Penalty conceded by Aaron Hughes (Fulham) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
  • 1' Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 1' Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Hernández.
  • 1' Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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