2017-18 FA Cup 4th round: Yeovil Town vs Manchester United

This weekend sees 32 teams contest the FA Cup fourth round as they look to reach the last 16.

A busy weekend kicks off with Friday Night Football at Huish Park as Yeovil Town welcome Manchester United.


Team news

Yeovil Town will be without their key man, Otis Khan after he got a 5 match ban for shoving a referee against Chesterfield on Saturday.

Winger, Rhys Browne could return after overcoming an ankle problem. 

Omar Sowunmi could sit this match out after experiencing dizziness.

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Alexis Sanchez could make his Manchester United bow here.

Manchester United could start new signing, Alexis Sanchez here after he joined on Monday from Arsenal.

There could be a change in the Red Devil goal as Sergio Romero could replace David de Gea.  



Manchester United have won their four games this month in all competitions, with Anthony Martial scoring in three of those games.

The Red Devils are in fact unbeaten in last seven matches, since losing 2-1 at Bristol City in Carabao Cup quarter finals last month.

Yeovil meanwhile are in mixed form this month.

They have taken just one point from three league games but won their two cup games in FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy respectively.


Stat Attack

  • There has been three meetings between these teams and all came in FA Cup. Manchester United have won each game and a total of 13 goals combined without conceding.
  • So far this decade, Man Utd have suffered just one exit at this stage when they lost away to Liverpool in the 2011-12 competition. Overall, they have progressed five times from when they have been in 4th round of past eight years. 
  • Yeovil only reached this stage once before, back in 2013-14 when they lost 2-0 at Southampton. 



Although Yeovil have shown good cup form this season, they will have a tough task against this Manchester United side. 

Sadly, I can see an one sided affair here, despite the visitors not firing in the goals lately.

Prediction: Yeovil Town 0-3 Manchester United

Result: Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United

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