Manchester United v Arsenal, 09 March 2015

Score2-1 to Arsenal
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionFA Cup 6th round
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance74,285
Holders Arsenal had now reached the Semi-finals of the FA Cup for a record 28th time. Manchester United had reached the last four on 27 occasions. This was the 14th time that United and the Gunners had been paired together in the FA Cup. They now had seven wins each. There has now been five red cards in the last eight meetings of these teams in the FA Cup. Kick-off: 7.45pm

Goals:

Wayne Rooney 29 G

Goals:

Nacho Monreal 25 G
Danny Welbeck 61 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Angel Di María
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny
Defender Per Mertesacker
Defender Nacho Monreal
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Santi Cazorla
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez
Forward Danny Welbeck

Substitutions:

Michael Carrick for Ander Herrera 46
Phil Jones for Luke Shaw 46
Adnan Januzaj for Marcos Rojo 73

Substitutions:

Aaron Ramsey for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 51
Calum Chambers for Héctor Bellerín 66
Olivier Giroud for Danny Welbeck 74

Cards:

Ander Herrera 37 Y
Marouane Fellaini 59 Y
Ashley Young 60 Y
Marcos Rojo 64 Y
Angel Di María 76 Y
Angel Di María 77 Y
Angel Di María 77 R
Adnan Januzaj 87 Y

Cards:

Héctor Bellerín 4 Y
Aaron Ramsey 88 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Victor Valdés
Defender/Right back Rafael Da Silva
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder Juan Mata
Forward Radamel Falcao

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez
Defender/Midfielder Calum Chambers
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Chuba Akpom
Forward Olivier Giroud

Comments:

Manchester United would not now win a major trophy in the 2014-15 campaign. It was the first time they were trophy-less in consecutive seasons since 1988-89. United had won 11 and lost only one of their last 15 meetings with Arsenal in all competitions. They had also lost only one of their last 15 home games against the Gunners (won 12). Wayne Rooney had now scored in each of his last three FA Cup games against Arsenal and scored eight goals in his last nine appearances in the FA Cup. This game was played on Danny Blind's 25th birthday.

Comments:

Arsenal had now progressed in to the Semi-finals after ten of their last 11 Quarter-finals in the FA Cup. This was their first win at Manchester United since September 2006 when Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goal in a Premier League victory. They had failed to score in each of their last four FA Cup matches against the Red Devils. None of the 18 players in the Gunners squad had previously won a game at Old Trafford whilst playing for Arsenal. Danny Welbeck had when he was with United, Theo Walcott for England and Mesut Ozil for Real Madrid though.