Man United closing as betting favorites to beat Sheffield United after FA Cup scare against Coventry City

Man United closing as betting favorites to beat Sheffield United after late FA Cup scare against Coventry City

Forced to both extra time and a penalty shoot out over the course of the weekend, Manchester United are closing as rather large betting favorites to beat relegation-threatened, Sheffield United – off the back of their late FA Cup semi final scare against Coventry City.

Progressing to the FA Cup final where they will meet Manchester rivals, City in May – in a replay of last season’s final, United squandered a huge three nil lead before ninety minutes, with VAR (Video Assistant Referee) sparing even more blushes in an almost 3-4 capitulation. 

And returning to Premier League action tomorrow night in a midweek fixture, United take on Sheffield United in an Old Trafford reverse, currently closing as 1/4 betting favorites to beat Chris Wilder’s side, who are currently 15/2 betting underdogs at the time of publication.

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Starting expertly against Coventry City – a side managed by 1990s cup semi final hero, Mark Robbins, United took the lead through a neat close finish from midfielder, Scott McTominay – who got the side off to a flyer.

And before half time, it seemed United were more than on their way, with former captain and England center half, Harry Maguire towering over the Coventry defense to find the net with a well-placed header, with United scoring a rare corner routine. 

Taking a three nil lead before the final quarter of the ninety minutes, captain, Bruno Fernandes seized on a mistake at the back, seeing his effort deflect past Coventry’s keeper for a third goal.

However, in a stunning fightback from Robbins’ side, efforts from Ellis Simms, Callum O’Hare, and a 90+5 minute penalty from Haji Wright forced extra time.

Composing themselves for a penalty shoot-out, United took an eventual 4-2 victory, with Brazilian maestro, Casemiro seeing his first effort easily saved, before Andre Onana kept out an effort, and watched as another went sailing over his bar into the United end. 

Stepping up with the decisive spot kick, Danish forward, Rasmus Højlund fired United to a Wembley return next month against Premier League champions, City – in a replay of last season’s finale in the FA Cup. 

Travelling to Brambell Lane back in October of last year, it was last weekend’s goal scorer, McTominay who set United ahead, before Portuguese full back, Diogo Dalot reached into his long-range-effort locker more, guiding the Old Trafford side to a 1-2 win on the road. 

Ahead of tomorrow’s home outing, United run down the clock on their bid for a late assault on the top-5, with outings against just Burnley, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Newcastle United, and Brighton & Hove Albion available to a desperate Red Devils side in search of as many points as possible.

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