No impartial fan desires a boring FA Cup tie to go to extra-time, however there was a shock silver lining for these watching Manchester United vs West Ham on Tuesday night time.
It was a cagey tie at Previous Trafford, as two much-changed groups – which sadly appears to be the norm within the FA Cup these days – battled to a goalless stalemate after 90 minutes.
On some other day, the ultimate whistle would have triggered groans from residing rooms across the nation, as supporters put the kettle on forward of one other 30 minutes of motion, praying for a breakthrough after an already lengthy night time of soccer.
However, as an alternative, there was most likely a refrain of cheers from sofas simply as extra-time started, as match broadcasters BBC made the next announcement…
“Mrs Brown’s Boys is not going to be proven on the scheduled time of 9:30pm.”
One shrewd viewer even thanked managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and David Moyes for his or her ‘selfless act’, whereas others thanked them for ‘saving the nation’.
We are able to simply see the Man United and West Ham coaches agreeing at half-time to see out the draw, simply to see the present everyone likes to hate cancelled.
You’ve accomplished us proud, gents.
Thankfully, for many who caught with the sport, they quickly acquired the objective they longed for as Scott McTominay discovered the web for the third time in per week to emerge as United’s FA Cup hero.
The Scot’s strike despatched the Pink Devils into the quarter-finals on the expense of West Ham, who had a nightmare with accidents after dropping centre-back Angelo Ogbonna early on, together with his substitute Issa Diop later going off with concussion, and ahead Andriy Yarmolenko additionally limping off.
Total, it was a boring, lifeless cup conflict with an absence of attacking verve from each groups…
But it surely was nonetheless higher than Mrs Brown’s Boys.