Preston North End v Manchester United, 16 February 2015

Score3-1 to Manchester United
RefereePhil Dowd
CompetitionFA Cup 5th round
VenueDeepdale
Attendance21,348
This was the first competitive meeting between Preston North End and Manchester United since 1972. Kick-off: 7.45pm

Goals:

Scott Laird 47 G

Goals:

Ander Herrera 65 G
Marouane Fellaini 72 G
Wayne Rooney penalty 88 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckman
Defender Tom Clarke
Defender Scott Laird
Defender Bailey Wright
Defender/Centre back Paul Huntington
Midfielder Chris Humphrey
Midfielder Neil Kilkenny
Midfielder John Welsh
Forward Kevin Davies
Forward Paul Gallagher
Forward Joe Garner

Starting lineup:

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

Substitutions:

Kyel Reid for Neil Kilkenny 75
Callum Robinson for Kevin Davies 75
Scott Wiseman for Bailey Wright 75

Substitutions:

Ashley Young for Radamel Falcao 60

Cards:

Kevin Davies 39 Y
Scott Laird 48 Y
Neil Kilkenny 67 Y
Thorsten Stuckman 87 Y

Cards:

Marcos Rojo 69 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mathew Hudson
Defender/Midfielder Jack King
Defender/Midfielder Scott Wiseman
Midfielder Josh Brownhill
Midfielder Kyel Reid
Midfielder/Forward Callum Robinson

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Victor Valdés
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender/Midfielder Paddy McNair
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder Juan Mata
Forward James A Wilson

Comments:

League One Preston North End had reached the 5th round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2008 when Premier League Portsmouth won 1-0 at Deepdale. Current PNE boss Simon Grayson was manager of Leeds United when they knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup at the 3rd round stage in 2010. North End have now scored in 26 of their last 27 games in all competitions. They had lost just one league game at home since 21 December 2013.

Comments:

Manchester United have now lost only one of their 19 games in all competitions since 2 November 2014. They have lost just one of their last 43 FA Cup matches against lower division opposition and not lost at a lower division venue since their visit to AFC Bournemouth in 1984. Wayne Rooney has now scored seven goals in his last eight FA Cup games but this was his first goal in 2015 in all competitions. United have now been drawing at half-time in ten of their last 11 away games in all competitions. After eliminating two League One clubs (Yeovil Town and Preston North End) and one League Two club (Cambridge United) in this season's competition, United would now face holders Arsenal in the Quarter-final at Old Trafford.