Fri, Jan 20, 2006 - Page 22 News List

Man United crush Burton as Everton set up Chelsea tie

AGENCIES , LONDON

Teenage striker Giuseppe Rossi scored twice to help Manchester United crush minor league Burton Albion 5-0 in their FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday.

United were joined in the fourth round by Everton, who beat second division Millwall 1-0 with a goal by Tim Cahill to set up a home tie with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Louis Saha, Kieran Richardson and Ryan Giggs had a goal each. Saha and Rossi put Manchester United ahead 2-0 by the 23rd minute, quickly overwhelming Burton Albion, which held the 15-time league champion and 11-time Cup champion to a 0-0 draw 10 days earlier.

Playing without suspended Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, United started a second-choice team yet led when Saha scored off Richardson's cross in the 7th minute and Rossi added a close-in header.

Richardson tallied off a counter in the 52nd, a blistering 18-meter left-footed shot before a near sellout at Old Trafford.

Giggs added a sharp-angled shot in the 68th off a pass from Rossi, who completed the scoring with a blast from the top of the penalty area in injury time.

The win puts Man United into the fourth round against Wolverhampton.

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