Manchester United advanced to the FA Cup final after a penalty shootout. The English record champions, who lost to Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday, won the semi-finals against Brighton & Hove Albion 7-6 on penalties on Sunday.
Victor Lindelöf made the decision, previously Solly March had missed as the only shooter.
For ManUnited it is on June 3rd against rival Manchester City: The champions had already bought their ticket for the final on Saturday with a 3-0 (1-0) win over Sheffield United. Team manager Pep Guardiola had rotated vigorously and renounced some regular players. “I’m happy and really satisfied. The guys who came off the bench did really well,” said Guardiola.
After 120 goalless minutes in the penalty shoot-out, ManUnited could rely on their nerve-racking shooters. Marcel Sabitzer, on loan from Bayern Munich, made it 5-5 and former Bundesliga striker Wout Weghorst made it 6-6. On the Brighton side, the two Germans Pascal Groß and Deniz Undav were also sovereign. After March’s penalty shot well over the goal at Wembley, Lindelöf took the chance.
Manchester United have won the trophy eight times, the last triumph being seven years ago. Man City (5 titles) last won in 2019.