FA Cup: Third-tier club Tranmere Rovers stun Watford in extra time to set-up fourth-round clash against Manchester United

Third-tier club Tranmere set up a fourth-round match with Manchester United in the FA Cup after beating Premier League team Watford 2-1 after extra time on Thursday.

The Associated Press January 24, 2020 08:38:03 IST
FA Cup: Third-tier club Tranmere Rovers stun Watford in extra time to set-up fourth-round clash against Manchester United
  • Watford paid the price for fielding a severely under-strength lineup for the replay at Prenton Park, which came just two days after Nigel Pearson's relegation-threatened team played a game in the league.

  • Substitute Paul Mullin, who scored the equalizer in the first game that saw Tranmere rally from three goals down to draw 3-3, grabbed the winner in the replay in the 104th minute.

  • Man United also needed a replay to advance and will head to Tranmere on Sunday on the back of two straight losses in the Premier League.

Liverpool: Third-tier club Tranmere set up a fourth-round match with Manchester United in the FA Cup after beating Premier League team Watford 2-1 after extra time on Thursday.

Watford paid the price for fielding a severely under-strength lineup for the replay at Prenton Park, which came just two days after Nigel Pearson's relegation-threatened team played a game in the league.

FA Cup Thirdtier club Tranmere Rovers stun Watford in extra time to setup fourthround clash against Manchester United

Third-tier club Tranmere set up a fourth-round match with Manchester United in the FA Cup. Image: Twitter @EmiratesFACup

Substitute Paul Mullin, who scored the equalizer in the first game that saw Tranmere rally from three goals down to draw 3-3, grabbed the winner in the replay in the 104th minute.

Man United also needed a replay to advance and will head to Tranmere on Sunday on the back of two straight losses in the Premier League, the most recent being 2-0 at home to Burnley on Wednesday that saw fans remonstrate against the club's American ownership.

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