FA Cup: Manchester United, Liverpool move into fourth round

first_imgGoals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United ease past Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday,Lingard scored his fourth in as many games while substitute Lukaku hit the back of the net at stoppage time at Old Trafford to take United to the fourth round.Lingard, who scored a pair of fine goals in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley followed by another in a 2-0 win at Everton, produced another exquisite finish as he unleashed a first-time shot from 18 metres in the 83rd minute.WATCHLingard hit the post several minutes earlier as Derby looked set to earn a reply after United had missed a string of chances, with Marcus Rashford also hitting the woodwork while visiting keeper Scott Carson produced a barrage of good saves.#FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/nqUDEurWPr- Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2018Lukaku on the other hand, returning from a head injury, came on at halftime to replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Belgian broke away and hit a powerful shot past Carson to put the final nail in the coffin for Derby.LIVERPOOL 2 – 1 EVERTONIt couldn’t have gone any better for Virgil van Dijk on his Liverpool debut.Signed last week for around $100 million, Van Dijk scored an 84th-minute winner against Mersyside rivals Everton to hand Liverool a 2-1 victory.At that price point he is the costliest ddefender in the world and he surely started on the right foot by scoring in front of the Kop stand at Anfield to seal his team’s place in the fourth round.advertisement”What a night. It was thoroughly deserved, it felt amazing to be out there, the goal is very special for me and my family,” said Van Dijk.Un-believable! �??� #YNWA pic.twitter.com/7Jha9pAbF9- Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) January 5, 2018″Playing at Anfield for Liverpool is a dream for every player. To score a goal is even more special.”Earlier, after a frenetic start, Liverpool had taken the lead through a 35th minute penalty from James Milner after Everton defender Mason Holgate had pulled down Adam Lallana in the box.But, Liverpool looked to have been frustrated after Gylfi Sigurdsson brought Everton level in the 67th minute after a brilliant counter-attack from Sam Allardyce’s side.But the Dutchman had other ideas.The third round continues across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.(With inputs from Reuters and AP)ALSO WATCH:last_img