Coventry vs Manchester United LIVE! Penalties - FA Cup result, match stream, latest updates today

Coventry vs Manchester United LIVE! Penalties - FA Cup result, match stream, latest updates today

Coventry vs Manchester United LIVE!

Manchester United survived one of the most astonishing FA Cup semi-final comebacks ever to beat second-tier Coventry City on penalties after a spellbinding clash ended 3-3 after extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. United were cruising to a record 22nd FA Cup final thanks to goals by Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes inside the hour mark.

But Coventry, playing in their first FA Cup semi-final since 1987, fought back with goals by Ellis Simms and Callum O'Hare before Haji Wright stroked home a stoppage-time penalty. Coventry's substitute Victor Torp thought he had won it at the death but his goal was disallowed.

Casemiro missed a spot kick for United in the shootout but they hit back and Rasmus Hojlund's penalty sent them into the final against Manchester City. Read back the most thrilling of games with our dedicated FA Cup semi-final match blog below.

Coventry vs Manchester United latest

  • Hojlund scores decisive penalty to seal Final spot

  • GOAL! Wright penalty completes incredible comeback and forces extra time

  • GOAL! Deflected O'Hare strike sets up frantic finale

  • GOAL! Simms gives Coventry hope

Who will win the final?

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Here’s what the bookies are saying.

  • Man City 9/31

  • Man United 12/5

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Absolutely credit to the Coventry City supporters who have stayed late to celebrate their team after that. What a memorable occasion and a heroic performance.

Not sure why they are booing Harry Maguire during his on-pitch interview, mind!

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Heartbreak for Coventry. United will face Manchester City in the final.

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Hojlund... SCORES! United are into the FA Cup Final, just!

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If Hojlund scores, it’s over.

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Sheaf next up, as Onana is booked for doing his best Emi Martinez impression.

Sheaf... blazes over! Huge, huge miss.

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Fernandes... slots home easily.

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Fernandes is next.

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Palmer... is DENIED! Superb save from Onana down to his right-hand side.

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Eriksen... and SCORES! Unsaveable effort into the bottom inside netting.

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Eriksen next.

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Torp... top corner! Perfect pen.

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Dalot with a long run up... SCORES!

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Dalot next.

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Wright for Coventry... SCORES!

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Right, here comes Casemiro... who fires straight at Collins! SAVED!

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Casemiro is still waiting.

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Casemiro up first.

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Fernandes has won the coin flip, it looks like United will go first.

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123min: It’s off! It’s been ruled out!

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Breathless, breathless stuff.

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Penalties it is. United have all the pressure on them and Coventry have a free hit at this. They mustn't let that late goal being disallowed impact them.


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124min: We’re going to penalties!

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122min: VAR are checking. It might be offside.


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120min: Into the final minute as Onana almost goes walkabout.

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They think its all over? It is, no... Ellis Simms crashes one against the underside of the bar in this classic. United look as likely to lose as win.

A damning assessment of how far this club has fallen and how they have become even worse under Erik Ten Hag. Some United fans have left. Every single Coventry fan is willing their team on.

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118min: It’s been all Coventry in the final minutes.


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116min: I don’t believe it. I can’t believe it.

Simms looks to have won it for Coventry, on the turn and firing high at the goal from eight yards, but his effort hits the cross and bounces out.

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115min: United on the break now through Antony, pushing Coventry back until Diallo goes to bend one but gets it all wrong.

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112min: Oh, Wright fires wide with the goal gaping! A superb break, as Fernandes screams for a foul, ends with the midfield dragging a shot wide of the far post.

Was that the moment?

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111min: Again Coventry come forward and again the wrong decision is made as Simms cuts inside and looks for a team-mate on the edge of the area but only finds a red shirt.

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110min: Godden is released into the United half, has half the pitch to himself before United defender get back and deflect a curling effort behind.

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109min: A pause in play as VAR look at a possible penalty for United for handball, but it’s a ridiculous waste of time.

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108min: Corner comes in, is sent out and then Coventry clear for another.

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107min: An early sighter from Maguire from a tight angle to win a corner.

Back under way

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105min: Tavares has been replaced by Godden as the second half of extra time begins.

Half-time in extra time

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107min: The tensions are mounting.

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106min: Corner is sent in, cleared and the Forson gives away a foul while trying an overhead kick.

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105min: One minute added on as Forson wins a corner.

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104min: Coventry making some inroads in the United half, and Wright is found in the area, spins and shoots but sees his effort blocked. Should have spotted O’Hare in acres and screaming for the ball.

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103min: Forson is on for McTominay.

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101min: Sheaf tries his luck from 30 yards, but it spins wide. Lots of tiredness on show.

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98min: Tavares is back on, but hobbling a bit. Neither club pushing for another goal, yet.

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96min: Pause in play as Tavarez needs to be looked at.


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95min: Inches away for United as Diallo tees up Fernandes for a thunderous drive which hits the bar and bounces down in front of the line.

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94min: A calmer start to extra time as both sets of players re-adjust to being back on level terms.

Extra time!

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91min: Right, what does this game have in store for us next?

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United were cruising at 70 minutes. In full control.

Now they are clinging on.

End of 90 minutes

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101min: We are heading for extra time.

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100min: Hojlund is poised for a tap in but the keeper cuts out Amad’s pass from the byline.

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98min: Onana races from his goal to boot a Coventry ball forward clear...

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Haji Wright equalises. This is one of the most remarkable comebacks in FA Cup history. And it could become one of the most remarkable upsets.

Erik Ten Hag is on the brink, albeit from a harsh penalty call. Dreadful from United, how has this happened? They threw away leads at Brentford, Chelsea and Bournemouth and now against Coventry.

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95min: Wright sends Onana the wrong way, this is INCREDIBLE!

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94min: VAR approve. Wright has the ball...


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93min: OH MY WORD! Wan-Bissaka handles in the area, VAR taking a look...

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92min: Coventry wasting a lot of time over a throw in, getting their players in position... and then fail to get it into the box.

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91min: Six minutes added on.

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89min: Hojlund looks certain to spin inside the area and end the game, but he can’t get the ball out of his feet and Coventry hack clear.

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88min: It’s backs against the wall for United as Coventry probe to find an unthinkable equaliser.

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United could throw away this game. That's quite clear. What was supposed to be a calm procession to the final is anything but.

Andre Onana has had to save a screamer from Victor Torp. United are on the ropes and waiting for the bell to ring.

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85min: Incredible save from Onana to deny Torp’s thunderous volley from the edge of the area.

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84min: United clear through Dalot.

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83min: A huge roar as Coventry win another corner, their fifth of the game... It comes in but the referee halts play as Coventry get another go...


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79min: Now, this is game on! O’Hare’s shot takes a wild deflection off Wan-Bissaka and spins over Onana!

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76min: United back to try to calm down Coventry. Last time that happened, they scored.

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72min: Ten Hag replaces Mainoo with Eriksen.


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71min: Maybe not! Simms gives the stadium liftoff as he sweeps home Tavares’ cross.

Game on?

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69min: It’s all gone very pedestrian.

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66min: Antony is on for Garnacho.

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64min: Triple change for Coventry as Tavares, Binks and Torp replace Latibeaudiere, Kitching and Eccles.

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63min: Almost a fourth, and second for Maguire, as the defender stretches and punts a shot over the bar from inside the area.

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Bruno Fernandes kills the game. He is alive to a Coventry mistake in the box and his shot is deflected in past Bradley Collins. Game, Set and Match. Credit to Rashford who forced the mistake with his drive into the box.


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59min: That’s it! Fernandes gets luck with a deflection but his snapshot from inside the area makes it three.

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57min: More frustrations as Sheaf gets the better of Casemiro but not Maguire when turning in the centre circle. A heavy touch from the midfielder gave Maguire the chance to hoof clear.

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56min: Corner comes to nothing.

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55min: Wan-Bissaka gets in a boot to divert the ball behind for the corner after a decent move from Coventry.

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53min: Sheaf with a tame effort after Maguire gave away the ball.

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50min: Fernandes plays it short for Rashford to shoot... and it only hits a Coventry player.

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49min: Rashford does well to win a free kick very close to where Fernandes let fly.

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48min: Almost a third for United as Fernandes bends one inches wide of the far corner from the angle of the area.

So close to a stunner.

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46min: Back underway. No changes.

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Here come the teams for the second half.

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Coventry need to change something up at the break. Robins’ hope to catch United on the break simply hasn’t worked.


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47min: There’s the whistle.


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46min: Maguire, unmarked, heads home!

The way this first half has done, that could be that for this game.

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45min: Rashford denied with a superb one-handed Collins save. Corner to come.

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44min: Wright tries to find Simms with a long ball over the top, but it’s easy for Onana to run out and collect.

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43min: United trying to slow down the play now as half-time approaches. Coventry trying to build momentum.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

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That's more like it from Coventry. A real scare for United, but it took 40 minutes to come.

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40min: United calmly playing the ball around midfield, Coventry eventually put a boot in to nick the ball off them and it almost leads to an equaliser.

Eccles sends in a great ball for Simms to slide in and convert, but Dalot is on hand to divert the ball away.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

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Mark Robbins looks quite frustrated with his Coventry team. They must have more than this to trouble a generally out-of-sorts Manchester United. They've made Erik Ten Hag's team look good.

 (Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)
(Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)

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36min: United look in full control. Barely breaking into a stride at times.

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33min: No. The free kick is sent straight into the wall after a long wait.

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31min: A tough tackle from McTominay gives away a free kick on the edge of the area. Can Coventry capitalise?

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

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The key problem Coventry can't deal with is United are making the pitch so wide with Alejandro Garnacho and Marcus Rashford.,

They're dealing with cross-field balls when they sit in and long balls over the top when they try to press.  They can't live with the pace on show.


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23min: There it is! McTominay opens the scoring, tucking home at the back post.

It’s a beautiful low, driven cross by Dalot that puts it on a plate for McTominay for this 10th goal of the season.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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25min: Coventry need to come out now, likely making it easier for United.

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21min: Garnacho doesn’t have his shooting boots on yet as he blazes another effort over from the edge of the area.

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