Manchester United reached the FA Cup final after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Everton at Wembley.
The 11-time FA Cup champions went into the game as favourites as the Toffees had suffered a deep in form recently and it showed as Louis van Gaal’s men dominated play in the first half.
Anthony Martial was a lively part of United’s attack and it was he that had the first real opportunity to open scoring as he walked his way to a shooting position but his shot was cleared off of the line for a corner as the Toffees survived.
Marcus Rashford went behind the defense but his cut-back was cleared. Captain Wayne Rooney found Jesse Lingard inside the box unmarked but his right foot shot went straight into Joel Robles waiting hands.
At the other end, Romelu Lukaku had a shot saved by David de Gea in goal for Manchester United but it was the Red Devils that controlled proceedings as Martial and Rashford had their efforts saved.
However, United took the lead as former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini finished off a brilliant cut-back from Martial as the first half ended 1-0.
Everton began the second half better and were award a penalty inside the first 12 minutes when referee Anthony Taylor points to the spot for a foul on Ross Barkley by Dutch international Fosu-Mensah.
Lukaku took the resultant spot kick but it was brilliantly saved by David de Gea who dived to his left.
Everton Captain Phil Jagielka, escaped a straight red and conceding a penalty when he prevented Fellaini from adding a second with his hand but the referee missed it and he stayed on.
Former Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu came on for Aaron Lennon and made an immediate impact as his cross was turned into the United net by Chris Smalling for the game’s equalizer.
Fellaini made a fantastic block to prevent Lukaku from adding another goal for the Toffees and at the other end had his header saved by Robles in goal for Everton.
Anthony Martial broke the hearts of Everton fans and sent United fans into wide frenzy as he tucked the ball away with almost the final kick of the game to hand the Red Devils a deserved win and a place in the final to face the winner between Crystal Palace and Watford in Sunday’s second semifinal.