March 09, 2015

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Danny Welbeck scored the winner on his return to former club Manchester United as Arsenal won 2-1 at Old Trafford on Monday to reach the FA Cup semifinals and stay on course to defend the trophy.

Angel Di Maria's 77th-minute sending-off for two yellow cards — one for diving and the other moments later for tugging the referee's shirt in protest — completed a disappointing evening for United, which is almost sure to end the season without a trophy.

United sold Welbeck on transfer deadline day last summer, with manager Louis van Gaal saying he wasn't up to the standard of the club's strikers, but he showed great instincts to pounce on Antonio Valencia's poor back-pass and score in the 61st.


Wayne Rooney canceled out Nacho Monreal's opener for Arsenal.

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