Marcel Sabitzer: My first purpose is very large!

Aleksandar Mitrovic put Fulham 1-0 up, earlier than Willian was despatched off for blocking Jadon Sancho’s shot on the road along with his hand. Because the Brazilian acquired his marching orders, Mitrovic and supervisor Marco Silva had been additionally ejected for descent, placing the Cottagers right down to 9 males.

Bruno Fernandes’s ensuing penalty started the comeback earlier than Sabitzer’s purpose gave the Reds the lead. Fernandes would cap off the afternoon with a last-minute strike to make the sport 3-1 and punched United’s ticket to Wembley to face Brighton and Hove Albion within the semi-finals.

Sabitzer added that he was happy with United’s crew spirit all through the tie, particularly in our perception that we might get the win:

“I believe we performed first half. We had some possibilities, missed it. However after the half time, we got here out and conceded a purpose and that’s not what we wished. So we all know presently it was going to be robust and exhausting. However, we nonetheless believed it and we had good crew spirit and mentality that you could all the time see on the pitch. The followers had been wonderful and pushed us ahead and had been very pleased we did it.

“To be truthful, I’ve to say to be two man down for Fulham, it wasn’t simple. So it was just a little simpler for us. However we now have crew spirit, group of men. You possibly can see and really feel it within the dressing room, on the pitch, off the pitch. We labored collectively, shut. We stick collectively on a regular basis. We had been very pleased about it.”