Manchester United finally end 10-man Norwich’s Cup hopes through Maguire squib

With 117 minutes gone and the score 1-1, Harry Maguire leapt for a header in the Norwich City box and was bumped to the ground. United’s centre-back had barely got to his feet before he was down again in the six-yard box, writhing and stretching to poke a loose ball into the net after Paul Pogba had crossed back into the crush of exhausted human flesh.

Norwich, down to 10 men, had no time to restart their engines. As the final whistle blew both sets of players sank to the Carrow Road turf. A round of weary hugs commemorated the fact Manchester United had won this FA Cup quarter final 2-1, and deservedly so on the balance of a slow-burn muddle of a game.

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