Manchester United 4-1 Fulham: FA Cup 4th Round as It Happened
Goals: Giggs pen, 3', Rooney, 50', Hernandez, 52', 66' (Man Utd), Hughes, 77' (Fulham)
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Jones, Smalling; Anderson, Giggs, Carrick, Nani; Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Ferdinand, Valencia, Lindegaard, Welbeck, van Persie, Scholes, Kagawa.
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise; Duff, Sidwell, Baird, Kacaniklic; Ruiz; Berbatov. Subs: Senderos, Petric, Karagounis, Briggs, Rodallega, Dejagah, Etheridge.
90+3'- The final whistle blows, and Manchester United have blown Fulham away in a commanding 4-1 win.
An early Ryan Giggs penalty, a fine Rooney strike and a brace from Javier Hernandez proved the difference before Aaron Hughes bagged a late consolation goal.
The Red Devils march into the FA Cup fifth round in style.
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90+2'- In the last attack of the game, Nani cuts inside before unleashing a powerful shot just wide of Schwarzer's goal.
89'- Dejagah leads a Fulham counter attack, but shoots on sight with Rodallega begging for the ball on the right flank.
The former Wolfsburg man won the corner that led to Hughes' goal, and has been a rare bright spot this afternoon for the Cottagers.
86'- Nani breaks into the Fulham box with some lovely footwork, but sees his low cross well blocked by a white shirt.
Meanwhile, down the other end Hugo Rodallega flashes a shot a few metres wide of de Gea's goal.
84'- Rooney has the ball in the Fulham net, but Mark Clattenburg sees a foul commited by Chicharito in the build up.
A very harsh decision from the referee to deny the forward his second.
82'- Paul Scholes wins back possession with a good tackle (for once!), but having laid the ball off to Chicharito on the right flank, sees the Mexican play a misguided pass infield.
79'- Little celebration after that goal from Hughes, the Fulham players realise they've been poor today and well deserving of a thrashing.
Manchester United 4-1 Fulham
77'- GOAL FULHAM!
Out of absolutely nowhere, Aaron Hughes gets one back for the visitors. The defender loses Rooney, and powers home a header at the near post from a corner.
74'- Fulham are really struggling to hold on to the ball at the moment, even though United have backed off them a lot in this second half.
Martin Jol's side are capable of putting together good performances, but if you look beyond Dimitar Berbatov, there's not a lot of quality to be honest.
71'- Manchester United make a double change as Anderson is removed for Shinji Kagawa and Giggs withdrawn for Antonio Valencia.
This is Dimitar Berbatov's first visit to Old Trafford since leaving United for Fulham in the summer. Needless to say, it has not been a happy one.
69'- Despite the score being only 1-0 at the half, you got the feeling that United could end it at any time.
Let me open the polling for man of the match. Top contenders would be Giggs, Anderson and Smalling in my opinion.
67'- GOAL UNITED!
A great strike from Javier Hernandez as he turns Hughes, before firing a slightly deflected shot past the helpless Schwarzer.
65'- Steve Sidwell has his shot from distance blocked and Anderson leads a brisk United counter attack.
The Brazilian, though excellent today, plays a disappointing pass to Javier Hernandez that is easily intercepted by a retreating Fulham player.
63'- Dimitar Berbatov smacks a volley towards goal, but it's instantly charged down by a red shirt. David de Gea hasn't had much to do between the sticks today.
The last time United won the competition was in 2004. Can they do it this year?
61'- Sensing they've already done enough, Manchester United seem to be backing off a little bit at the moment.
Fulham still struggling to break down the youthful partnership of Smalling and Jones, though.
59'- Damien Duff goes for goal from long, long range, but only succeeds in finding row Z.
Paul Scholes is set to come on for the home side, much to the delight of the Old Trafford faithful.
57'- Nani tries an ambitious, Paul Scholes-esque, long ball to Ryan Giggs, but can't drift it over Riether.
The Portuguese winger had a poor first half, but has looked a lot brighter in this second period so far.
55'- A terrific start to the half for the Red Devils as they finally find a cutting edge.
The Red Devils are currently on a 10-match unbeaten streak in all competitions, while they have not lost in 13 matches domestically.
52'- GOAL UNITED!
Just like that, the floodgates open. Javier Hernandez turns poacher when the ball breaks to him at close range. A powerful volley that left Schwarzer with no chance. Rooney with the assist.
50'- GOAL UNITED!
Stunning goal from the home side as Anderson plays a defence-splitting through ball to Rooney, who cuts inside his man, before firing past Schwarzer at his near post.
47'- Massive chance for United straight after the restart.
Nani beats his man down the right channel before crossing low into the Fulham box. The ball breaks to Rooney, whose snapshot is cleared off the line by Hughes.
46'- We're back out for the second half with only one change to report.
Martin Jol has swapped Chris Baird for Giorgos Karagounis in the Fulham midfield.
45+1'- The half time whistle blows moments after Steve Sidwell hits the deck in the United box. No penalty says Clattenburg.
Ryan Giggs had opened the scoring with a spot-kick after Aaron Hughes had handled the ball in his own area, but the Red Devils have blown several chances to extend their lead since then.
Stick around for the second half, there may just be a few more goals here.
44'- Nani plays in a dangerous cross under Mark Schwarzer's nose, but there are no red shirts to meet it at the far post.
United have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 home games against the Cottagers. Can they bag another, today?
41'- Nani cuts inside as he runs at the Fulham defence, but his failed one-two with Rooney quickly gifts possession back to Martin Jol's side.
Nani and Wayne Rooney haven't been on the same wavelength this half. Still over 45 minutes to make that right, though.
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