Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo celebrate a goal during the FA Cup replay win over Cambridge United at Old Trafford in February 2015

United's FA Cup replay record at home

Tuesday 14 January 2020 10:47

Manchester United have a good record in FA Cup replays when bringing teams back to Old Trafford for a second game, having won on 10 of the 13 occasions since the 1970s - including the last four.

Our most recent home replay win was in the fourth round five years ago when Cambridge United were defeated 3-0 with goals from Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and James Wilson. West Ham United, Middlesbrough and Burton Albion have also been overcome at Old Trafford since the Reds last failed to progress at home after a draw on the road.

That was back in January 1992, when Alex Ferguson's team battled from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw with Southampton. After a young Alan Shearer had put the visitors 2-0 up, Andrei Kanchelskis pulled a goal back before Brian McClair scored a 90th-minute equaliser to force extra-time. The Saints eventually won 4-2 on penalties in our first experience of a shoot-out in the competition, with Neil Webb missing the target and Tim Flowers emerging as the away side's hero by saving Ryan Giggs's attempt.

We haven't been beaten in 90 minutes in a home FA Cup replay since losing 2-0 to West Ham in 1986, when Geoff Pike and Ray Stewart both scored against us. 

Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winner against Middlesbrough in 2007.

From this season onwards, replays will only be used after draws in the third and fourth round, with matches later in the competition being decided on the day.

United competed in the last-ever semi-final replay, in 1999, when defeating Arsenal 2-1 in one of the tournament's classic games.

Our first FA Cup replay was way back in 1894 as, after a 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Bank Street, we were beaten 5-1 at Ewood Park a week later.

The opening FA Cup replay after World War II came in 1946, against Accrington Stanley. Matt Busby's men were pegged back at Peel Park and had to settle for a 2-2 draw, but triumphed 5-1 in the return at Maine Road.

The last time we had multiple replays was in January 1989, when there were 0-0 and 2-2 draws with QPR before a 3-0 home victory at Old Trafford in the third tie. McClair scored twice, one a penalty, with skipper Bryan Robson also on the mark.

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2015: Cambridge (H) 3-0 - Mata, Rojo, Wilson
2013: West Ham (H) 1-0 - Rooney
2007: Middlesbrough (H) 1-0 - Ronaldo
2006: Burton (H) 5-0 - Saha, Rossi 2, Richardson, Giggs
1992: Southampton (H) 2-2 - Kanchelskis, McClair (lost 2-4 on pens)
1989: Bournemouth (H) 1-0 - McClair
1989: QPR (H) 3-0 - McClair 2, Robson (second replay)
1986: West Ham (H) 0-2
1980: Tottenham (H) 0-1
1979: Tottenham (H) 2-0 - McIlroy, Jordan
1979: Fulham (H) 1-0 - J. Greenhoff
1978: Carlisle (H) 4-2 - Macari 2, Pearson 2
1970: Middlesbrough (H) 2-1 - Charlton, Morgan

FA CUP REPLAYS SINCE THE 1990s (Not including semi-finals and finals)

2016: West Ham (A) 2-1 - Rashford, Fellaini
2015: Cambridge (H) 3-0 - Mata, Rojo, Wilson
2013: Chelsea (A) 0-1
2013: West Ham (H) 1-0 Rooney
2007: Middlesbrough (H) 1-0 - Ronaldo
2007: Reading (A) 3-2 - Heinze, Saha, Solskjaer
2006: Burton (H) 5-0 - Saha, Rossi 2, Richardson, Giggs
2005: Exeter (A) 2-0 - Ronaldo, Rooney
1999: Chelsea (A) 2-0 - Yorke 2
1998: Barnsley (A) 2-3 - Sheringham, Cole
1997: Wimbledon (A) 0-1
1996: Sunderland (A) 2-1 - Scholes, Cole
1992: Southampton (H) 2-2 - Kanchelskis, McClair (lost 2-4 on pens)

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