Ighalo beats Falcao, Di Maria scoring records at Manchester United

Ross Houston
June 29, 2020

Harry Maguire bundled home from close range late in extra time as Manchester United beat 10-man Norwich 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The former Super Eagles striker opened up his account for the club he supported growing up in the 5-0 thumping of Club Brugge before netting a brace against Derby County and a wondergoal in the 5-0 victory over LASK Linz in March.

Manchester United centre back Eric Bailly took one of the most dramatic dives of the season during United's draw with Norwich City in the FA Cup.

After a drab first half things certainly got more exciting after the break and the much changed United side, who face Brighton and Bournemouth in the next week, took the lead.

"It is great to have the option to rotate", Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the match.

It also showed that the Nigerian has scored in each of his four United starts, making it five goals in 11 appearances since he arrived from Shanghai Shenhua in January. Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant, but Odion Ighalo gives me a chance to rotate.

Todd Cantwell equalised for Norwich in the 75th minute with an effort from outside the box, but captain Harry Maguire scored an extra-time victor as he fired home as the hosts failed to clear their lines.

"He's a proven goal scorer and played his part in both goals", the Norwegian coach continued.

"I think Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room and of course on the pitch".

A further breakdown of the statistics showed that they scored three premiership goals and one goal each in FA Cup games.

"Keeping Ighalo was important to me and we worked hard to do it", said Solskjaer to reporters after the Norwich game.

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