This was an FA Cup tie of tepid entertainment and so there was scant surprise extra-time was required. At the end of the regulation 90 minutes Craig Dawson missed a header from a corner that would have sent West Ham through against a disappointing Manchester United. But, then, Scott McTominay, one of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s five substitutions, took responsibility, hitting home Marcus Rashford’s lay-off for a 97th-minute winner to crown a slick home move. This was about as good as the contest offered but after Saïd Benrahma spurned a late chance to take this to penalties United progressed to the quarter-finals, as Solskjær continues his quest to claim a first trophy as the manager.
The home side dominated but they caused only occasional problems, while West Ham did offer flashes of danger when hoping to snatch a passage to the quarter-finals with a smash-and-grab winner.