Manchester United beat Brighton in epic shootout to set up FA Cup final against City | FA Cup

And Victor Lindelöf must score. And he does score. At the end of 120 nerve-shredding minutes and seven rounds into the penalty shootout, it came down to the Manchester United central defender versus Robert Sánchez, the Brighton goalkeeper.

The shadow of the 1983 FA Cup final had loomed large over this semi-final; it was when Gordon Smith simply had to score for Brighton in the final minute of extra time only he did not do so, allowing United to survive and win the replay.

Now Lindelöf, who had enjoyed a fine game in central defence, took his opportunity, smashing his kick home to set up a…


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