Manchester United exit FA Cup to Wolves after Jimenez, Jota goals

Wolves knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup at the quarterfinal stage with a 2-1 win at Molineux to book a spot in the semifinals.
A back-and-forth first half was short on chances, but Wolves nearly found their opener just before the break when Sergio Romero was forced off his line to keep Diogo Jota out on a nice counter-attacking move by the hosts.
Romero was called into action early in the second half, diving up and to his left to palm away a Raul Jimenez header following a corner that looked certain to find the back of the net.
Wolves would find their deserved opener on 70 minutes when Jota cut in from the left side and picked out Jimenez, who turned and fired a shot past Romero to make it 1-0.
Minutes later, Jota doubled Wolves’ lead on a charging run from midfield, turning defender Luke Shaw around and then firing past a helpless Romero at the near post.
United had a red card for defender Victor Lindelof overturned by VAR and Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back in added time but there was no time left to mount a comeback and they fell to a second defeat in a row for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as manager in December.
Despite the late scare, it was a fully deserved victory for Wolves who edged the first half and utterly dominated the second to extend their unbeaten streak at home to seven games in all competitions.
With their fans singing “We’re on our way back,” Wolves savoured another huge Cup victory after knocking out Liverpool in the third round and will now have a Wembley semifinal to add to their many highlights in a hugely impressive first season back in the Premier League3 Shimron Hetmyer, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Jason Holder (capt), 7 Carlos Brathwaite, 8 Devendra Bishoo, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Sheldon Cottrell, 11 Obed McCoy
England, meanwhile, can afford to rest even more players, having already sent home a number of their frontliners , and take a look at those on the fringes of World Cup considerations. Malan could come in to give Eoin Morgan a rest, especially if the England skipper is carrying any soreness from a bruising collision with Tom Curran while taking a catch off Shai Hope in the second match. With Chris Jordan relishing the chance to showcase his talents with the ball – and in the field – England could stick with him and keep Mark Wood in cotton wool.
England: (probable) 1 Alex Hales, 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Joe Denly, 6 Sam Billings, 7 David Willey, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 Adil Rashid
Pitch and conditions
The Basseterre pitch failed to produce the run-fest expected with its short boundaries – six sixes and 23 fours were scored, despite England managing to post a respectable total of 182 for 6. Nor did it necessarily turn out to be the bowl-first pitch it seemed, although it looked that way as England collapsed to 32 for 4 within the first six overs.