Manchester United qualifies for a record 20th FA Cup finals after winning at Wembley as they contribute to Tottenham’s eighth consecutive failure in the semifinals of the cup.
Manchester United cameback from behind to frustrate Tottenham Spurs who started violently two goals to one.
Tottenham deservedly opened the scores through Dele Alli just 11 minutes into the game but an accurate header by Alexis Sanchez at the 24th minute following a cross from midfielder Paul Pogba and a brilliant finish by Ander Herrera in the second half at 62nd minute accomplished Jose Mourinho’s mission at Wembley.
Besides scoring goals Alexis who has faced challenge in replicating influential character he is known of was involved in Herrera’s goal as his cross from the left wing was re-directed by Romelu Lukaku before the Spaniard lashed past Michel Vorm.
However, before Alexis Sanchez who is known for excellence at Wembley as he has always been great, United suffered under Mauricio Pochettino’s boys. As stated by Jose Mourinho, Dele Alli’s goal was a total disorganizer.
“We lost control after the 1-0. At half-time we spoke – we came back late for the second half because we spoke a lot – and organized ourselves.”
But Sanchez who has now scored eight goals at the Wembley stadium both for country and club and has won two consecutive FA Cups with Arsenal in the same ground rediscovered himself and showed character and uniqueness in his powerful header before getting involved in the winner.
As a result United won and Spurs lost, Pochettino’s attention has now diverted to finishing strong and in top four in the league.
“United defended very well and so deep. We are disappointed because we are so close. We need to think, move on, finish the season and try to finish in the top four.”
Whereas Mourinho will wait to see which opponent to face in the finals between Chelsea and Southampton before imagining another season with a silverware with Manchester United.