WATCH: Aleksandar Mitrovic LOSES IT! Fulham striker sent off for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh after Willian is also shown a red card for handball vs Man Utd
- Willian, Mitrovic & Silva all shown red cards
- Fulham were 1-0 up at Old Trafford
- United went on to win 3-1 after away team's meltdown
WHAT HAPPENED? Willian was sent off for a handball to deny Jadon Sancho on the line in the quarter-final tie at Old Trafford. As the referee went to review the footage amid the subsequent VAR review, Fulham coach Marco Silva was sent off for approaching him. After the official awarded the spot kick to United, Mitrovic complained and pushed the referee, resulting in another red card.
Bruno Fernandes went on to convert the penalty to make it 1-1 before Marcel Sabitzer knocked in to put United 2-1 up moments later. In the dying stages of the game, Fernandes fired in a third to send United through to the semi-final.
ABSOLUTE SCENES AT OLD TRAFFORD!! 😳— ITV Football (@itvfootball) March 19, 2023
Tempers are flaring as Fulham go from 1-0 up to conceding a penalty and going down to 9-men... 🤯#ITVFootball | @EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/6vWTYNgRGT
😲 @FulhamFC go down to 𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗘 men as @willianborges88 is sent off for handball, while Mitrović receives red for barging the referee!#FACup #MUNFUL 👹🏠 pic.twitter.com/HZIe5X5Dc9— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) March 19, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: It was a spectacular implosion from Fulham, who were a goal ahead before Willian blocked Sancho's shot with his arm. United had hardly impressed throughout the game but were given the upper hand by a few seconds of madness from the visitors.
WHAT NEXT FOR UNITED? Erik ten Hag's men will go on to meet Brighton in the semi-finals of the competition. Before that, though, they will go through the international break and then meet Newcastle in the Premier League on April 2.