Gary Lineker Demands FA Cup Reforms As Manchester United Defeat Wolves In Replay Round

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Former England football star Gary Lineker has called for reforms in the FA Cup as Manchester United defeated Wolves in the replay round of the competition.

Written By Minaam Ansari | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Manchester United defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers in the replay of the third round of FA Cup on January 15, 2020. Juan Mata scored for the Red Devils, marking United’s progress in the competition. However, Gary Lineker has now criticised the competition altogether.

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Gary Lineker opposed replays in the FA Cup

Former England football star Gary Lineker has spoken against the FA Cup. Lineker took to Twitter to express his anguish at the competition. He stated that there should be no replays in the FA Cup, while limiting the game to 90 minutes only. He also opposed the idea of deciding the game through penalty shootouts.

Lineker said that reforms in the FA Cup would be beneficial for the smaller teams. His comments are significant due to the fact that the match between United and Wolves was replayed after their previous clash ended in a goalless draw.

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Twitter reacted to Gary Lineker's suggestions

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Manchester United defeated Wolves in the FA Cup replay

The match with Wolves was goalless till the first half of the game. However, Juan Mata scored the only goal of the match, after he received a through ball from Anthony Martial in the 67th minute of the game. The victory means that United are through to the next round of the competition. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will next play against Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

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Image credit - Gary Lineker Instagram

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