By Mark Morrison, Contributor | SportingAlert.com
Published on Jan. 26, 2013 11:12 a.m. CST . 0 comment
MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — As expected, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez are the selected strikers for Manchester United for today’s FA Cup clash with fellow EPL side Fulham at Old Trafford.
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FINAL SCORE: Manchester United 4-1 Fulham: Ryan Giggs (pen); Wayne Rooney; Javier Hernandez 52&66; Aaron Hughes
FULL-TIME: Man United 4-1 Fulham
CHANCE: Rodallega with a shot at goal, but De Gea didn’t need to move. Well wide (87 mins)
UPDATED: In last 10 minutes of the game and Manchester United are cruising at the moment, already up 4-0, with Hernandez scoring two of the goals – (81 mins)
GOAL! Man United 4-1 Fulham – (Aaron Hughes 77 mins)
UPDATE: So no need to use Robin van Persie today, Ferguson made all three of his changes with his side up 4-0 and dominating the play. (73 mins)
GOAL! Man United 4-0 Fulham – (Javier Hernandez 66 mins)
GOAL! Man United 3-0 Fulham – (Javier Hernandez 52 mins)
GOAL!: Man United 2-0 Fulham – Wayne Rooney (50 mins)
CHANCE!: Rooney with a chance and should have scored, but good play by Hughes to stop the United forward – (47 mins)
HALF-TIME: Man United 1-0 Fulham
UPDATE: Man United 1-0 Fulham (36 mins) The home side continues to dominate the possession at the moment, with Rooney, Anderson and Giggs playing particularly well.
CHANCE! Great play Man United, but Rooney’s shot was pushed away for a corner by Schwarzer (31 mins)
SHOT AT GOAL: Nani get one one frame, but this went straight to Schwarzer (23 mins)
CHANCE! Rooney with a chance, but good save by the keeper who gets down to stop the close range shot.
PENALTY APPEAL! This one turns down, however, but it looks like Fulham has gotten away with a call there.
GOAL! Man United 1-0 Fulham (Ryan Giggs (pen) 3 mins)
PENALTY! MAN UNITED WINS ONE
CHANCE! Early chance for Man United, but Rooney just missed
Rooney, who scored in the third round replay win over West Ham, returns to the starting team, with Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie starting on the bench.
Also returning to the starting lineup is Nani, with Ryan Giggs, Anderson and Michael Carrick playing from the start as well.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has again decided to stick with David de Gea in goal, while Chris Smalling and Phil Jones start at center-back.
Former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov returns to Old Trafford to face his old club and he reveals that he has nothing to prove.
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs; Rooney, Hernandez.
Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Kagawa, Scholes, Valencia, van Persie, Welbeck
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Duff, Sidwell, Baird, Kacaniklic; Ruiz, Berbatov
Subs: Etheridge, Senderos, Petric, Karagounis, Briggs, Rodallega, Dejagah