Man United 4 Fulham 1: Merciless Reds put on dazzling display to send Cottagers out
19:22 GMT, 26 January 2013
19:31 GMT, 26 January 2013
Manchester United marched into the fifth round of the FA Cup after battering Fulham at Old Trafford.
Ryan Giggs scored from the spot after an Aaron Hughes handball early in the game before Wayne Rooney and two goals from Javier Hernandez put the tie beyond doubt.
Hughes clawed back a consolation for the Cottagers, but the result never looked in doubt.
Cruising: Javier Hernandez (right) is congratulated by Wayne Rooney (left) after scoring Manchester United's fourth
Game over: Hernandez scored Manchester United's third to put the result beyond doubt
Doubled: Rooney scored Manchester United's second of the evening after half-time
On the spot: Ryan Giggs opened the scoring for United from the spot
Man United: De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Jones, Smalling, Anderson (Kagawa 71), Giggs (Valencia 71), Carrick (Scholes 61), Nani, Rooney, Hernandez
Subs not used: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Welbeck, Van Persie
Goals: Giggs 3, Rooney 50, Hernandez 53, 66
Fulham: Schwarzer, Riise, Hangeland, Baird (Karagounis 46), Hughes, Riether, Sidwell, Duff (Rodallega 61), Kacaniklic, Berbatov, Ruiz (Dejagah 70)
Subs not used: Etheridge, Senderos, Briggs, Petric
Goal: Hughes 77
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
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Incriminating: Aaron Hughes gave away the penalty after handling the ball in the box
Battle: Alex Kacaniklic (right) and Rafael compete for possession
Close: Rooney looks to the skies after seeing the ball go wide
Welcome back: Dimitar Berbatov (left) and Chris Smalling (right) battle for possession
Powerless: Martin Jol watched his Fulham side succumb to a routine defeat
On the sidelines: Robin van Persie as a fan watches United with a green and gold scarf