Wolverhampton Wanderers put in a superb performance to beat a poor Manchester United side 2-1 and reach their first English FA Cup semi-final in twenty one years at a raucous Molineux.

 

Mexico striker Raul Jimenez put the dominant hosts in front on the 70th minutes, swivelling to turn home a loose ball after a fine approach play by Joao Moutinho.

 

Diogo Jota then scored a sublime second, shrugging off Luke Shaw before surging clear to beat Sergio Romero at his near post.

 

The hosts dominated in the second half, with Romero having to make two fine saves to deny Jimenez and Moutinho.

 

United centre-back Victor Lindelof was initially shown a straight red card for a lunging tackle on Jota, six minutes from Regulation time, but the video assistant referee overruled Martin Atkinson’s decision, awarding a yellow card instead.

 

Marcus Rashford scored a late consolation goal afterwards as he turned to beat John Ruddy with a low strike but the visitors had no time left to deny Wolves a convincing victory.

 

In one of the other FC Cup fixtures concluded yesterday, Manchester City recovered from a two goal deficit to conquer Swansea City 3-2 at the Liberty stadium.

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