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FA Cup: Manchester United date for West Ham

National League leaders are only denied a famous victory over Championship side by a 95th-minute equaliser, forcing a replay scheduled for next month
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Reuters   |   Derby   |   Published 01.02.23, 05:52 AM

West Ham United eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup after a comfortable 2-0 victory away to League One (third tier) Derby County on Monday.

A volley from close range by Jarrod Bowen put the Premier League side ahead in the 10th minute and the forward then crossed for striker Michail Antonio to head in a second goal five minutes after the break.


West Ham then comfortably saw out the victory without conceding many chances, setting up a fifth-round tie away to Manchester United next month.

Non-league Wrexham could face a dream tie at home to eight-time winners Tottenham Hotspur if they can get past Sheffield United in a replay, while Manchester City will travel to Championship (second-tier) side Bristol City.

Wrexham played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with visiting Sheffield United on Sunday.

The National League (fifthtier) leaders were only denied a famous victory over the Championship side by a 95th-minute equaliser, forcing a replay scheduled for next month.

Spurs, who won 3-0 at Preston North End in the fourth round, face the winners of the replay following Monday’s fifth-round draw, while Manchester City, who knocked out Arsenal in the fourth round, face a trip to Bristol.

Eriksen out, Sabitzer on radar

Manchester: Manchester United bosses are confident of clinching a deal with Bayern Munich over the loan signing of Marcel Sabitzer after Christian Eriksen was ruled out for at least three months with an ankle injury.

Earlier on Tuesday, United were rocked by the news that Danish midfielder Eriksen would be out until early May, prompting the club to assess their options.

United opened talks with Bayern on a potential loan deal for Sabitzer, the 28-yearold Austrian midfielder who hasn’t started a Bundesliga game for Bayern since October 8 and is pushing to leave the German club.

United are light on options in midfield, especially with Donny van de Beek already out for the rest of the season, and Eriksen’s injury, which came on Saturday in the FA Cup match against Reading following a foul by Andy Carroll, dealing a heavy blow.

Written with Reuters inputs

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