That's it! It's all over at Deepdale and Manchester United come from behind to set up a quarter final clash with Arsenal. A dire first half, a glimmer of hope for Preson in the second, but ultimately an upset wasn't to be. A great second half nonetheless - thanks for joining!
- 2nd Half
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- 1st Half
Preston North End - Manchester United
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Off the line! Preston have a corner deep into added time and Laird flicks it towards goal. De Gea gets a hand to it but it has to be thrashed off the line by Young.
Four minutes added time to be played.
That's Rooney's seventh goal in his last eight FA Cup matches.
GOAL! Rooney strikes an emphatic penalty into the top left corner. Game over.
UNITED HAVE A PENALTY! Rooney runs into the box and Stuckmann races across to meet it but the striker is there first and is taken out. He's heading away from goal, so it's only a yellow.
Robinson has the chance to run at Rojo, but the United defender is relieved when the Preston man decides instead to shoot from range, sending the ball straight into the arms of de Gea.
Chance for Preston! Smalling panics and fails to clear, and Reid steps onto it and drags his shot just wide of the post.
Fellaini looks pretty good up front...
Fellaini has another chance. He holds off two Preston defenders in the box but his shot is well saved.
Preston make all three of their changes in one go, Callum Robinson, Kyel Reid and Scott Wiseman coming on for Davies, Kilkenny and Wright.
For a moment it looks like Di Maria is through in space on the right but Stuckmann is lightning quick off his line to clear the danger.
The mood has completely changed inside Deepdale.
GOAL! United take the lead! Valencia floats the ball towards Fellaini at the back post and although his header comes back off the keeper, he's on hand to lash the rebound into the top corner. 2-1
Thinnest of thin ice now for Davies, who's already on a yellow card. He comes in late on Smalling this time and he knows he's in trouble. Phil Dowd takes pity, but makes it clear that that's his last chance.
Gallagher, whose delivery has been bang-on all night, takes the free-kick and sends it just high of the top corner.
Rojo in turn is booked as Garner twists, turns and leaves him for dead. Free-kick for Preston now.
Kilkenny goes into the book for an overly-zealous challenge and United have a free-kick on the left.
Big question: should the goal have standed? Rooney was in an offside position but didn't touch the ball. Was he, though, obstructing Stuckmann's line of sight? The Preston keeper certainly thinks so - he's furious. This one might rumble on as the replays flood in.
GOAL! Manchester United draw level! Herrera has the ball in the box, sorts his feet out and digs out a shot, which goes past Stuckmann and in off the post. 1-1
More admirable defending from Preston, this time Huntington throwing himself in the way of the ball as Fellaini wound up a shot inside the box.
Chance for Preston! It's a hopeful ball pumped into the box and Garner tries to help it on with his head but can't steer it past de Gea.
Van Gaal changes things round and Falcao's number is up after yet another ineffectual display. He squints at the board as he runs off, just to make sure. If it's an attempt at humour, it's not very funny. His boss certainly isn't laughing.
Great defensive header! Real danger now for Preston as Valencia gets to the byline and stands up a teasing cross. Fellaini is just waiting to nod it home but Clarke somehwo gets up and beats him to it. Brilliant defending.
Di Maria picks it up in the middle of the park and elects to shoot from range. It smacks of desperation already. The shot is well struck but straight down the throat of Stuckmann.
United bomb forward down the left on two occasions, the first a rare foray from Shaw, the second from Di Maria, who goes to ground in seeming agony. Phil Dowd and 20,000 home fans scream at him to get up.
Laird apparently picked up a yellow card thanks to his celebrations after that goal.
Another aimless ball into the box from United turns into Preston possession and they soon have a free kick in another dangerous position. This time, though, the delivery from Gallagher is poor.
The hosts go close again as a free-kick comes over from the right and Clarke fails to make good enough contact at the back post.
Deepdale is rocking as Preston surge forward once again. They want another
Should de Gea have done better? That will be the question when the replays are analysed. He gets hands to the ball and it looks like he should do better. In his defense, he may have been fooled by the deflection off Valencia.
Fantastic scenes at Deepdale and soon cries of "Who are ya?!" ring out. Preston have the lead against the odds and we are well on our way to a giant killing!
GOAL! PRESTON TAKE THE LEAD! Davies brings it down and plays in Scott Laird, who lets rip with his left foot and the ball, having taking a nick off Valencia, squirms under de Gea. 1-0!!
The ball is lumped towards Davies and it falls for Garner on the edge of the box. It becomes scrappy but United don't make it out of their half and soon the ball is coming the way of Garner again. This time, though, his first touch let's him down and the danger passes.
We're back underway at Deepdale! United kick this second half off, let's hope it's at least a little bit better than the first.
That's half time. No goals, no real danger of a goal. Preston won't be too unhappy about that. Louis van Gaal and Man United fans on the other hand... See you in 15.
Preston have something of a break on but Paul Gallagher panics and decides to shoot from range and it's easily dealt with by de Gea.
Di Maria again threads a ball through to Rooney, who has been the only willing runner out there for United. His cross, through, is overhit. One minute of added time to be played.
Garner is furious after being flagged up for offside. Replays show he has reason to be, too. Although his shot was sliced wide in the end anyway.
United get bored and look to go long, Di Maria lumping it forward from inside his own half. Rooney's in behind, and the flag's down, but he can't stretch far enough to bring it down.
Davies comes in late on Herrera and cleans him out. He has the audacity to protest but, despite having no name or number on his shirt, he goes into the book.
You know what, Preston will be perfectly happy with this so far. United have had more of the ball but that was always going to happen. It's been turgid and unimaginative stuff, though, in the final third.
United are turning the screw but they're not carving out any clear-cut chances yet. Blind puts an aimless chipped ball over which goes straight into Stuckmann's hands. It's not creative enough so far.
Di Maria has the ball on the left but puts a simply awful ball over that sails out for a goal-kick. Louis van Gaal is not impressed. Neither is Bobby Charlton in the stands. Neither's anyone else inside the ground.
Stuckmann comes out confidently to claim when Falcao is looming. He then proceeds to boot a monster of a kick up the field. Kevin Davies is under it and for a moment it feels like Allardyce's Bolton glory days all over again.
Some real pressure now for Preston to soak up as United probe on the edge of the box. It's that man di Maria again who's looking to cause problems, racing past one and threading it through to Falcao. But the Colombian fails to control it on the swivel - he looks a yard off the pace so far.
Herrera sends Valencia away towards the by-line and the Ecuadorian stands up a cross, but Rooney and Fellaini fail to bring it down between them. 'One of you!' I believe is the cry.
It might sound trite but Preston's best chance of grabbing a goal tonight is going to be form a dead-ball situation.
Preston have a free-kick out wide on the left level with the edge of the box. It's a dangerous position and it's a dangerous ball in - Garner rises high and gets on the end of it but he can only send his header over the bar.
United have a free-kick on the right and Di Maria whips in a teasing ball. Falcao looks like he might get on the end of it but he's not hungry enough to get there. It's a half-hearted attempt to reach the ball and it eludes him and rolls out for a goal kick.
Di Maria picks up the ball deep inside his own half and sets off on a run. For a moment it looks like one supremely talented kid in a playground of average number-makers as he skips past one, two, three. Eventually they catch up with him and despite Rooney being on hand, the run comes to an end.
Fellaini gets bogged down in the Preston corner and the crowd love it when Humphrey gets the better of the Belgian in a feisty tussle.
Chris Humphrey, having had a foray down the wing a couple of moments before, decides he'll go again. He starts off well but overruns it in his excitement and Luke Shaw has enough pace to match him and see the ball out of play.
Di Maria slips a nice ball through to Rooney and United have another corner.
Marouane Fellaini receives a slight elbow to the face and has the nerve to look aggreived. The phrase 'taste of your own medicine' springs to mind.
Davies comes back onto the field after a knock and is sporting a new shirt. Only problem is that this one doesn't have a name or number on the back.
Di Maria takes it and Stuckmann is completely flat footed and breathes a sigh of relief when he sees it sail just wide of his left-hand post.
Sloppy defending from Preston gives United a free-kick in a very dangerous position. Rooney and di Maria stand over it.
Preston appeal for a penalty! Referee Phil Dowd is having none of it when Joe Garner goes down easily in a tussle with Chris Smalling.
Preston begin to knock the ball around confidently. It's mostly in their own half but the period of sustained possession will help settle the nerves. Eventually it's pumped forward and territory is gained when Valencia has to put it out of play for a throw-in.
Angel di Maria tries to slip Wayne Rooney through on goal but the pass is overcooked.
A nice tribute to Sir Tom Finney as applause breaks out around Deepdale in honour of their famous number 7, who passed away a year and two days ago.
There's a moment of comedy early on as Daley Blind takes a tumble while the ball is passed around United's back-line. He trips over, tries to keep upright, but can't, and luckily there's no Preston player on hand to nip in.
Tom Clarke dinks it forward towards Neil Kilkenny and it runs on to Davies. Although he can't hold it up properly it's a sign that Preston aren't here to hoof it forward all night.
United have a corner but it's headed straight out. The ball comes back in and Kevin Davies wins a free-kick after some strong defensive work.
Antonio Valencia jaunts down the wing and dinks it over for Radamel Falcao. United continue to keep it wide on the right - they spent most of their time against Cambridge United in the last round out on the wings, swinging balls in.
Here we go then! Preston North End get us underway, wearing white, Man Utd in their familiar red.
The teams emerge from the tunnel and we're just a few moments away from kick-off! How do you see this one going? Get in touch via Twitter @paddyfletch
The FA Cup draws are always made at strange times. The quarter-final draw has just been completed, and this is how it looks:
There’s another sub-plot to this one. Former United manager Alex Ferguson will be in the stands tonight, watching the club that axed his son, Darren, as manager five years ago. At the time, Ferguson senior immediately recalled three players on loan at Preston in a move that was in no way motivated by spite. Preston were later relegated and the acrimony lingers, which explains some added security measures tonight.
Beating Manchester United in the FA Cup with a League One side? Preston boss Simon Grayson has already been there and done that. Five years ago he steered Leeds United to a memorable 1-0 win at Old Trafford. The goalscorer Jermaine Beckford is now at Preston, too, but prospects of a fairy-tale repeat of that exact upset have been scuppered by the 31-year-old’s ear infection.
Preston are forced into two changes with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and midfielder Daniel Johnson both cup-tied. Thorsten Stuckmann will be the man between the sticks tonight. Jermaine Beckford misses out with an ear infection. Manchester United are without Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick but left-back Luke Shaw returns from suspension. Phil Jones and Daley Blind both picked up knocks in the win against Burnley in midweek and only the latter is fit enough for tonight.
TEAMS - PRESTON: Stuckmann, Clarke, Huntington, Wright, Laird, Humphrey, Welsh, Kilkenny, Gallagher, K. Davies, Garner... Subs: Hudson, Wiseman, Reid, King, Robinson, Brownhill, Ebanks-Blake. /// MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Rooney, Fellaini, Di Maria, Falcao... Subs: Valdes, Evans, McNair, Januzaj, Mata, Young, Wilson.
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