Late Casemiro Winner Sets up Man Utd, Liverpool Q’final Clash


Casemiro scored an 89th-minute winner as Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Brazilian flicked Bruno Fernandes’ bouncing free-kick in at the near post to break the deadlock in the closing moments.

Erik ten Hag’s side will host Liverpool or Southampton, whose game is currently ongoing, at Old Trafford in the last eight.

Elsewhere, Conor Gallagher scored a last-minute winner as Chelsea snatched a dramatic 3-2 victory over Leeds United to move into the FA Cup quarter-finals.

A thrilling fifth-round tie at Stamford Bridge looked to be heading towards extra time before the England international was free in the penalty area and lifted a finish past Illan Meslier.

The win keeps Chelsea’s hopes of winning a trophy alive after they lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup finalon Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will return to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-finals if they win at home against Championship leaders Leicester City in the last eight in March.

Chelsea fell behind early on when a defensive error led to Mateo Joseph scoring his first senior goal as Leeds went ahead after only nine minutes.

But the visitors, second in the second tier, were only leaders for six minutes.

Nicolas Jackson made it 1-1 with a low strike from Moises Caicedo’s pass before Mykhailo Mudryk gave Chelsea a 37th-minute lead, sweeping Raheem Sterling’s pull-back into the bottom corner.

At Anfield, teenager Lewis Koumas scored on his debut and fellow 18-year-old Jayden Danns netted twice off the bench as Liverpool beat Southampton 3-0 to set up an FA Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United.

With injuries to a host of first-team players, Jurgen Klopp named six players aged 21 or younger in his starting XI and, just as in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, the youngsters did not let him down.

Southampton had a host of chances in the first half but having failed to make them count, they were punished when Koumas collected Bobby Clark’s pass and found the bottom corner as his low shot deflected off Saints captain Jack Stephens a minute before the break.

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