Arsenal beats Man United 2-1 to reach FA Cup semifinals

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Danny Welbeck scored a tiebreaking goal against his old club in the 61st minute, helping defending champion Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-1 Monday night and advance to the FA Cup semifinals.

Nacho Monreal put the Gunners ahead in the 25th minute, but Wayne Rooney tied the score four minutes later with a diving header.

Welbeck, obtained from United on transfer deadline day last summer, pounced on Antonio Valencia’s poor backpass, rounded goalkeeper David De Gea, slotted the ball into an empty net and celebrated by clenching his fists.

United’s Angel Di Maria was ejected in the 77th minute for two yellow cards, one for diving and the other moments later for tugging referee Michael Oliver’s shirt in protest.

This article was written by Steve Douglas from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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