New Delhi: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Red Devils beat fellow English Premier League (EPL) club Huddersfield 2-0 to book a quarter-finals spot in FA Cup for the fourth consecutive season. The 24-year-old Lukaku (3rd minute, 55th) scored in either half to seal Manchester United an important victory after being outplayed by the home side in the initial 45 minutes during the match on Saturday. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo Had Agreed to Manchester United Return, Claims Patrice Evra
Lukaku opened the scoring from a through ball assist by Juan Mata which was perfectly tucked away at the near post. Also Read - 'Those People Are Paying Your Salary' - When Ferguson Chided Man United Players For Not Signing Autographs
However, Huddersfield who are 17th in the EPL table gave a good account of themselves disallowing the strong Manchester club control possession in the first half. Also Read - I Hope to be at Old Trafford For Many Years: David de Gea on Manchester United Future
Closing on the first-half, Mata had a goal ruled out the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), although there was some confusion over whether the decision was a correct one.
In the second-half, Van La Parra’s miskick and a Huddersfield penalty appeal after half-time somehow initiated the second goal for Manchester United.
The goal by Lukaku was started by himself after a Huddersfield corner came to nothing. He later passed to forward Alexis Sanchez and raced onto the return ball, bearing down on goal before smartly finishing it past the goalkeeper. (With IANS inputs)