West Ham v Man United replay 13th April
FA Cup Semi Final replay
Time 1900
Venue Upton Park
Live on BBC1

Everton clinched their place in the semi final with a stormy match against Chelsea 12th March losing 3 – 1. A match that saw Diego Costa ‘biting’ Gareth Barry at the FA cup semi final at Wembley Stadium. Barry was sent off in the previous FA Cup clash between the teams for a foul. Remelu Lukaku stole this match for Everton in the final 20 minutes with a goal that secured the lead. Arsenal lost to Watford 13th March, a shock exit for the Gunners. West Ham V Man United is the last match of the sixth round deciding who will go on to play Everton in the first semi final match 23rd April 2016.

West Ham and Man United are both fighting for a forth place in the Barclays Premiership; what team might Slaven Bilić and Louis van Gaal field to get them through the quarter final of the FA Cup? No doubt Man United will be chasing the money available from gaining a Champions League place as Van Gaal is under pressure for results. The Hammers recent draw with Crystal Palace has also dented their hopes of Champions League football surely directing their focus towards the FA Cup.

Last time round Man United drew one goal to one with West Ham at Old Trafford 13th March. West Ham have won three and drawn three in their last 6 matches. Man United have won two, lost two, and won two of the last six matches.

Notably, for Man United, Antonio Valencia who plays right wing is back from a foot injury. Bastian Schweinsteiger is still ruled out of the match due to injury. He was pivotal in leading Man United’s draw in the first round to help the team come back from a 0 – 1 losing position. In the words of Valencia recently going on record in an interview for Sky Sports “The bad form that we have had in that time has to be down to the amount of injuries that we have had.”

“That is bound to affect performances, but now we are getting people back, we need to focus and really fight for the place in the Champions League.”

For West Ham the return of the defenders Sam Byram and James Collins has not been confirmed. The players (Byram and Collins) will be sorely missed when West Ham have to deal with the likes of Anthony Martial at Upton Park on Wednesday.

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