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Romelu Lukaku’s first touch was so terrible it turned into an assist

The Belgian forward tried to control the ball and inadvertently passed it to Ander Herrera for Man United's second goal

This first touch from Romelu Lukaku is so bad… it’s almost good.

Man United came from a goal down to beat Spurs 2-1 at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final courtesy of their centre-forward’s inability to control a simple pass.

They all count…

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They all count…

With all to play for at 1-1, Alexis Sanchez played the ball to Lukaku at the edge of Spurs’ box.

The Belgian target man failed to get a significant touch on the ball and could only look on as it rolled away him.

However, Lukaku’s flick took just enough pace off it for Ander Herrera to run onto the loose ball and fire low past Michel Vorm.

Sanchez spotted Lukaku’s run…

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Sanchez spotted Lukaku’s run…

And played the pass into his path

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And played the pass into his path

But Lukaku got his feet in a muddle

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But Lukaku got his feet in a muddle

And deflected it behind Jesse Lingard

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And deflected it behind Jesse Lingard

Herrera spotted his chance

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Herrera spotted his chance

And yelled at Lingard to leave it for him

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And yelled at Lingard to leave it for him

The Spaniard struck it well enough

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The Spaniard struck it well enough

And Lukaku celebrated his accidental assist

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And Lukaku celebrated his accidental assist

Textbook.

United fans won’t care at all about how the goal came about of course.

At the end of the day the score reads 2-1 to United and Lukaku has an assist to add to his tally.

Jose Mourinho’s troops showed good character to come from behind to ensure their place in the final.

Paul Pogba impressed in midfield, providing a wonderful assist to Sanchez for United’s equaliser.

Some moments of magic from Pogba at Wembley

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Some moments of magic from Pogba at Wembley

Herrera’s tenacity helped to nullify Spurs’ threat in the second half while Chris Smalling and Phil Jones barely gave Harry Kane a sniff of the ball.

Deserved winners on the day, United will fancy their chances of lifting the trophy on May 19th.

As for Spurs, it’s another season without any silverware to show for their efforts…


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