As it happened: Manchester United 1-0 Watford Live: An early McTominay header enough to send United into the next round.


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That's all folks!

That brings an end to VAVEL's coverage of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Watford.

The fourth round draw awaits on Monday.

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Full time 1-0

Manchester United a safely through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after a 1-0 victory over Watford.

An early goal from Scott McTominay was enough. A United team that started brightly but were unable to get back to those heights in the second half. Marcus Rashford had one or two glimpses of promise but he could not extend the lead. Watford had some chances of their own. They can now focus on trying to get promotion from the Championship.

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Mata is off target with the free kick.
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Martial wins a free kick in  a dangerous position.
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4 minutes added time.
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Scott McTominay has been awarded the Emirates Man of the Match.
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Hungbo cuts inside onto his left foot but Maguire gets the block in and it goes out for a corner
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Van De Beek finds Rashford down the line but his effort is saved.
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Telles finds Maguire from a free kick but the centre back can not direct his header on target.
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Lingard is replaced with Matic.
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Mata finds Lingard on the edge of the box but his effort is blocked.
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75' Wide

Gray is found in the middle but his header goes wide of the near post.
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Ole has seen enough and is looking to his bench with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial coming on with Dan James and Mason Greenwood making way.
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There has been very little chances in the second half with United having lots of posesession but they have been unable to do anything with it.
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All United's attacks are coming down the left hand side through Dan James who is looking sharp and causing problems with his pace.
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Second Half

We are back underway for the second half.
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Half Time

A strong start from United saw them take the lead through Scott McTominay in the 5th minute. Watford have comeback into the game at the end of the half and have had chances of their own with Sarr and Masina going close. Eric Bailly picked up and injury in the closing minutes and has been replaced by Harry Maguire. United lead 1-0 at the break.
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Eric Bailly is down injured and looks in discomfort. A stretcher is on the field is doesn't look like he is going to carry on. Harry Maguire is on the bench.
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Mata is close to doubling the lead but a big save from Bachmann keeps Watford in the game.
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Gray and Sarr combine to get in behind the United defence but Telles gets back to prevent Sarr finding Gray in the middle.
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37' Booking

Sarr see's yellow after pulling back Lingard.
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Watford are looking dangerous from set pieces, this time Chaloblah's shot goes wide of Henderson's goal.
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Watford win their first corner of the game. The ball falls to Sarr on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked.
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After a poor start to the game Watford have a foothold and work it well out wide to Sarr who finds Gray in the box but his header is blocked by Bailly.
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From the resulting corner Bailly finds himself free at the front post but his effort flashes wide of the far post.
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Telles finds Mata on the edge of the box but his effort is blocked and goes for a corner.
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Watford chance! A free kick is flicked on and lands at the feet off Masina who's effort is cleared off the line by Wan-Bissaka.

Watford close to equalising.

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5' Goal

Scott McTominay finds the back of the net with a header following a corner.
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A bright start from Dan James forces Bachmann into a good save.
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Kick Off

We are underway in this FA Cup third round tie.
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The teams are out!

The players are on the pitch we are minutes away from Kick Off
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Your Thoughts?

What is your prediction for the game?

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Head to Head

These two sides played each other twice last season in the Premier League and on both occasions the home side won with Watford winning 2-0 at Vicarage Road and United winning 3-0 at Old Trafford.
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Ole Pre-match Interview

Thought's behind the selection tonight? " The Players need a chance to get some game time to show what they can do. It is common sense in this period of the season. We had a midweek game last week which not many teams had and we have a midweek game next week so we had to make these changes".
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No Tom Cleverley Return

There is no return to Old Trafford for Tom Cleverley as he misses out on the Watford squad. Cleverley joined United at 12 years old and went on to make 55 appearances between 2008 and 2015 scoring 3 goals.
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Watford Team Line Up

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Lots of changes to tonight's United team

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Follow along with us all for all the details, analysis and lineups from Manchester United vs Watford

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How to Watch

How to watch

To watch this FA Cup third round tie between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford is via BT Sport 1

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Watford Team News

Watford Team News

Watford travel to Old Trafford on Saturday in new boss Xisco Munoz third game in charge with Watford having won one and lost one of his previous two games as manager.

Munoz has had cup success of his own as he won La Liga and the UEFA Cup during his playing career at Valencia as well as a title win with Dinamo Tbilisi.

Tom Cleverley will make his return to Old Trafford with his Watford teammates having left United back in 2015. With no midweek Championship fixture it has allowed Munoz a full week of preparation ahead of the big FA Cup clash.


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Manchester United Team News

Manchester United Team News

Edison Cavani is suspended for Manchester United's FA Cup tie against Watford. The 33 year old striker is serving his third match of a three-game ban. 

In his weekly press conference Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Odion Ighalo will be involved in Saturday's third round Emirates FA Cup tie with Watford. Ighalo has not featured for United since their defeat to Paris Saint Germain in December. .

Jesse Lingard could also feature this weekend with the England International only having appeared twice this season

Young Uruguayan striker Facundo Pellistri will not be involved as he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will now undergo a period of self isolation. 

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Kick Off time

Manchester United vs Watford will kick off at 20.00 BST

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Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the third round FA Cup tie between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford.

I am Eithan Boulter-Ashcroft and I will be your host for this game. I will provide you with pre-game analysis, team updates and news as it happens live here on