West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United

Van Persie robs Hammers at the death

January 5, 2013
By John Brewin, Upton Park
(Archive)
Manchester United were failing again in a competition they once thought of as their own. The FA Cup has held little magic for them for nine long years and here was another deserved exit. The plaudits and place in the Fourth Round lay with West Ham. Just as in 1986 and 2001, the Hammers were ending their hopes.

Sir Alex Ferguson had previously presided over one Third Round exit, back in 2010 at the hands of Leeds United and Jermaine Beckford. West Ham and James Collins were being pencilled ...

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