At Old Trafford on Saturday night, Casemiro scored twice as Manchester United upset 10-man Championship team Reading 3-1 to advance to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Almost right away, United took control of the game and made threats in Reading’s half, but they lacked the finishing touch to convert until Marcus Rashford headed the ball into the goal in the 36th minute.
Sadly, VAR disallowed the goal because of an offside. In the process of setting up the goal, Wout Weghorst was offside. In Manchester, the one-sided game ended scoreless.
Casemiro ultimately broke the tie ten minutes into the second half to give the Red Devils the lead. Casemiro received a through pass from Antony and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper’s head after catching it within the 18-yard box.
The Red Devils’ lead was doubled in the 58th minute when Casemiro scored his second goal of the game with a curling shot from yards outside the penalty area.
Less than seven minutes later, Reading’s problems were made worse when their striker was dismissed for making a poor tackle on Casemiro, earning Reading’s second yellow card of the evening.
In the 66th minute, Fred, a substitute, became the second Brazilian to score on the evening when he backheeled Bruno Fernandes’ corner kick assist into the goal to score United’s third goal.
Amadou Salif Mbengue scored a consolation goal in the final period of play for the Championship team led by United icon and two-time FA Cup victor Paul Ince, whose son played the full 90 minutes for Reading tonight.
To find out who United will play in the next round of the oldest football competition in the world, United will have to wait until the conclusion of the fourth round of games.