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United through to FA Cup semis; Wolves in 5th

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LONDON, June 28: Wolverhampton Wanderers stayed on course for next season�s Champions League by beating Aston Villa 1-0, while Manchester United scraped past 10-man Norwich 2-1 in extra time to reach the FA Cup semifinals.

Norwich goalie Tim Krul made five saves after defender Timm Klose�s sending off in the 89th minute. But with three minutes left in extra time, United centre half Harry Maguire slid the ball home following a corner to finally crack Norwich�s resistance.

Earlier, midfielder Leander Dendoncker�s second-half goal helped fifth-placed Wolves move three points above United and two behind Chelsea in fourth spot in the Premier League. Chelsea and Man United have a game in hand on Wolves, while 19th-placed Villa stayed in serious relegation trouble.

United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left several key players out for the trip and his side was poor until the 51st, when striker Odion Ighalo reacted well to flick in a high ball with his boot.

Todd Cantwell was Norwich�s biggest threat and equalised in the 75th with a shot from just outside the penalty area which eluded goalkeeper Sergio Romero and swerved into the bottom corner.

Klose�s sending off for dragging Ighalo by the waist just outside the box handed United the initiative, but the inspired Krul kept Norwich in it until Maguire poached the winner.

United has won the competition 12 times � within one of Arsenal�s record � and last won it in 2016. � AP

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United through to FA Cup semis; Wolves in 5th

LONDON, June 28: Wolverhampton Wanderers stayed on course for next season�s Champions League by beating Aston Villa 1-0, while Manchester United scraped past 10-man Norwich 2-1 in extra time to reach the FA Cup semifinals.

Norwich goalie Tim Krul made five saves after defender Timm Klose�s sending off in the 89th minute. But with three minutes left in extra time, United centre half Harry Maguire slid the ball home following a corner to finally crack Norwich�s resistance.

Earlier, midfielder Leander Dendoncker�s second-half goal helped fifth-placed Wolves move three points above United and two behind Chelsea in fourth spot in the Premier League. Chelsea and Man United have a game in hand on Wolves, while 19th-placed Villa stayed in serious relegation trouble.

United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left several key players out for the trip and his side was poor until the 51st, when striker Odion Ighalo reacted well to flick in a high ball with his boot.

Todd Cantwell was Norwich�s biggest threat and equalised in the 75th with a shot from just outside the penalty area which eluded goalkeeper Sergio Romero and swerved into the bottom corner.

Klose�s sending off for dragging Ighalo by the waist just outside the box handed United the initiative, but the inspired Krul kept Norwich in it until Maguire poached the winner.

United has won the competition 12 times � within one of Arsenal�s record � and last won it in 2016. � AP

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