Case Closed! Casemiro climbs highest to send Manchester United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Case Closed! Casemiro climbs highest to send Manchester United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 22:49 - 28.02.2024

Manchester United needed a late goal from midfielder Casemiro to edge past a stubborn Nottingham Forest in a feisty FA Cup 5th Round clash.

The Red Devils bounced back from the weekend's defeat to Fulham by defeating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at City Ground to book a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

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Casemiro saves Manchester United's blushes

An Injury-plagued Manchester United had to navigate this tricky FA Cup tie without a number of starters.

The initial 20 minutes were intense, featuring Antony hitting the crossbar, and a returning Scott McTominay going close with a low-drive and a header which forced a fine save from Matt Turner.

The second half saw Forest make a bright start, but André Onana got down expertly to deny Taiwo Awoniyi's attempt.

Right at the end, Erik Ten Hag's men found the breakthrough as Casemiro broke the deadlock, rising highest to head in a Bruno Fernandes free-kick.

The victory sets up a quarter-final clash with Liverpool, while Forest can now concentrate on avoiding relegation in the Premier League.

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