Alejandro Garnacho and Fred played late Manchester United came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday but Tottenham were stunned by champions Sheffield United.
Elsewhere in the evening’s fifth round, fourth-tier Grimsby embarrassed Premier League strugglers Southampton 2-1 and Burnley beat 10-man Fleetwood 1 -0.
Manchester United, who made six changes to the team that started Sunday’s League Cup final victory against Newcastle, did not understand in front of the Old Trafford fans.
United keeper David de Gea stopped Michail Antonio after West Ham’s goal went down midway through the opening period and Emerson Palmieri lobbed a ball into the box.
Corporate governance Erika ten Hag Casemiro was brought on for Scott McTominay at half-time but the team remained sluggish.
Benrahma made them pay in the 54th minute, lashing the ball past De Gea after the home defenders stopped, thinking the ball had gone for a throw-in.
The goal caused Ten Hag to introduce top scorer Marcus Rashford but Antonio had a glorious opportunity to double West Ham’s victory, but De Gea again denied.
Casemiro found the ball in the net in the 72nd minute but his header from a Bruno Fernandes free-kick was ruled out after a VAR review.
United finally grabbed the lead five minutes later when Fernandes was sent in the corner and Nayef Aguerd headed in his own goal.
The home side – still on a high after their six-year cup drought ended at the weekend – poured forward in search of victory.
They got their reward when Argentinian teenager Garnacho struck a right-footed header in the 90th minute to put United ahead and Fred’s brace followed.
“The best teams never stop believing,” United captain Harry Maguire told ITV. “I’m not saying we’re one of the best teams.
“We’ve got a lot to do but now that we’re there, we’re moving forward… It was like the Stretford End conceding a goal at the end there.”
Tottenham were knocked out of the FA Cup by the defending champions for the second year in a row after Iliman Ndiaye fired Sheffield United into a 1-0 victory at Bramall Lane.
Spurs, who started Harry Kane on the bench, conceded in the 79th minute and were unable to find a way back, with Kane heading home Ivan Perisic’s cross deep into time. injured.
Tottenham assistant manager Cristian Stellini, standing in for Antonio Conte, who is recovering from gallbladder surgery, apologized to the fans.
“If you don’t win a game like this it’s because something wasn’t perfect and today we didn’t have enough strength to put the opponent in a lot of trouble,” he told the BBC.
New Southampton manager Ruben Selles made nine changes to his side for the home tie with League Two side Grimsby.
Two Gavan Holohan penalties either side of half-time put the visitors 2-0 up and although Duje Caleta-Car halved the deficit, Grimsby held on.
“We turned around, hoping for a miracle and to be in the quarter-finals is amazing,” Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told ITV. “It’s just a great day, we’re going down in the history books.”
Championship leaders Burnley needed a 90th-minute goal from Connor Roberts to see off League One’s 10th-placed Fleetwood.
In Tuesday’s games, Manchester City beat Bristol City 3-0 while 2021 champions Leicester suffered a 2-1 defeat at second-placed Blackburn.
Fulham defeated League One Leeds 2-0 and Brighton won 1-0 against champions Stoke.
City will face Burnley in the quarter-finals, with Manchester United hosting Fulham. Grimsby travel to Brighton while Sheffield United host Blackburn.
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