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26 January 2018 Venue Huish Park Attendance

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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Manchester United

All you need to know for the big clash at Huish Park

25 January 2018

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For just the fourth time in the club's history, the Glovers take on Manchester United on Friday, January 26th (7.55pm) live on BBC One.

Town are the lowest ranked team left in the competition and will be looking to add another chapter to the club's illustrious giant-killing story. 

Having reached round four for just the fourth time ever, Darren Way's side will now bid to defy the odds and secure a victory which would equal Yeovil's best ever run in the competition. 

The Green and Whites will welcome a different looking United side to that of the last meeting in 2015 having reached the fourth step of the FA Cup (without a bye) for the first time since the 2004/05 season.

High profile names such as Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are all now part of the roster, as the Premier League giants head to Somerset. 

Managed by Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils head to Huish Park second in the top flight behind rivals Manchester City. 

Arriving earlier in the week from Arsenal, Chilean international Sanchez is in line to make his debut on Friday night in front of the sell out 9,000 crowd. 

Looking to cause one of the biggest cup upsets of all time, Town will be without the services of Oscar Gobern (hamstring), James Bailey (knee) and Dan Alfei (knee), but are likely to welcome back Rhys Browne for the first time since November after a lengthy ankle injury. 

Joint top scorer Otis Khan will serve the first of a five-match suspension whilst striker Marcus Barnes is still ruled out for more than a month. 

Manchester United have an unblemished record against the Glovers.

In the three previous meetings, United have netted 13 goals without conceding, most recently recording a 2-0 win at Huish Park three years ago courtesy of Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria. 

In Town's only ever outing in the FA Cup fifth round in 1949, the Red Devils ran out 8-0 victors.

Paul Tierney (Lancashire) will be the man in the middle at Huish Park. 

Taking charge of his 19th game of the season, it will be his first involving Yeovil since April 2016 having overseen the 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Ground in which he awarded three yellow cards.

On Friday, Steve Child (Kent) and Sian Massey-Ellis (West Midlands) will be assistant referees with Keith Stroud (Hampshire) acting as fourth official. 

The pre-match thoughts of manager Darren Way and players Sam Surridge, Jake Gray and Ryan Dickson can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, live audio commentary is available via the iFollow Glovers service, with the monthly and season subscriptions offering full-match replays from Sunday. 

A full match report will follow on at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.  

Alternatively, the match will be shown live on BBC One. 

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REPORT | Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United

Glovers' gallant challenge not enough against United

26 January 2018

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Town’s Emirates FA Cup run was ended by a clinical Manchester United display at Huish Park.

England international Marcus Rashford netted just before the break with a dinked finish – far from what the Green and Whites deserved – and Ander Herrera doubled their advantage on 61 minutes. 

Jesse Lingard came off the bench to add a late third and Romelu Lukaku put gloss on the away side’s victory to see the Premier League giants progress.

Darren Way made two changes from the Sky Bet League Two defeat to Chesterfield. 

Suspended former Manchester United trainee Otis Khan missed out and in came the goalscorer of last week Lewis Wing, while Omar Sowunmi returned to partner Nathan Smith at centre-back.

There was a place on the bench for new recruit Alex Fisher who joined from Motherwell just hours before kick-off. 

Yeovil were in United’s faces from the off, Francois Zoko going into the book after 30 seconds for a ‘let him know you’re there’ challenge.

The visitors’ new recruit Alexis Sanchez was booed with every touch but it was the Glovers wide man Jordan Green who stole in for the game’s opening chance.

The pacey winger sped past Matteo Darmian and forced Sergio Romero into a neat save with his legs.

Town looked threatening on both flanks, Jake Gray causing a nuisance and Tom James’ teasing ball across the corridor of uncertainty almost tapped in by Sam Surridge.

Romero was called into action again soon after, comfortably claiming Omar Sowunmi’s header from a wicked Gray delivery.

At the other end, Artur Krysiak produced an excellent fingertip stop to nudge a Scott McTominay goalbound effort around the post in United’s first meaningful venture into the hosts’ area.

A rapturous sarcastic cheer met a Sanchez free kick which Krysiak gathered with ease before ‘what a waste of money’ rang around Huish Park following an uncharacteristic wayward pass from the Chile international.

Then James saw a dipping set-piece punched clear by Romero and Sanchez dragged a shot wide before United ahead against the run of play.

There didn’t seem to be an opportunity in the offing but following indecision in the Yeovil defensive ranks, Rashford creeped in to lift the ball over Krysiak into the back of the net.

The goal seemed to settle Jose Mourinho’s side who nearly added another immediately after the interval; Rashford’s poke was deflected behind and Juan Mata hit the bar with a cross-cum-shot.

United showed their Premier League class in the second period and added a second just past the hour.

From a Yeovil attack, the Red Devils hit their fourth tier counterparts with a swift counter-attack which was finished off emphatically by Herrera.

Zoko’s acrobatics warmed Romero’s gloves before Fisher was introduced to the fray for his debut – not a bad side to make your first outing for your new club against.

Krysiak saved tidily to deny Rashford and Angel Gomes found the sidenetting before Lingard and Lukaku wrapped the game in the closing stages.

Town fought until the very last whistle and Way’s men can be very proud of their brave display but quality told in the end.

Yeovil Town: Krysiak, James, Sowunmi, N.Smith, Dickson, Gray, Wing, Bird (Browne 56), Green (Fisher 69), Surridge, Zoko.
Bookings: Zoko 1, N.Smith 29, Sowunmi 47
Not Used: Maddsion, Whelan, C.Smith, Gobern, Santos.

Manchester United: Romero, Darmian, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, McTominay, Herrera, Carrick, Rashford, Mata (Lukaku 65), Sanchez (Lingard 72).
Bookings: McTominay 81.
Not Used: Pereira, Smalling, Gomes, Matic, Young.

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Ticket News

TICKETS | Pre-book car parking for Manchester United match

Fans can pre-book their space online

24 January 2018

Stock photo of Huish Park PPAUK

Fans can now pre-book their car parking space for the Manchester United game online.

The Glovers will host Jose Mourinho’s on Friday (7.55pm) in front of a packed Huish Park.

The parking available to book will be located on Mead Avenue, BA22 8RT, located near the Screwfix office.

This will be marked as the Purple Car Park and matchday signs will direct you from Lufton Way.

Bookers will need to present their confirmation email to the steward on the gate.

Parking bays are £5 per car and can be purchased here

A reminder that the match is sold out. Supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible due to the Thorne Lane road closure.

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