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United knocked out of the FA Cup by Boro!

Manchester United dominated Middlesbrough in their FA Cup fourth-round clash on Friday night, but they were taken to a penalty shootout by their Championship opponents after missing a collection of chances and then ended up losing after Anthony Elanga skied his spot-kick over the bar.

Cristiano Ronaldo had the chance to put Manchester United ahead in the first half when Paul Pogba was brought down by a slipping defender inside the penalty area, however the Portuguese forward fired his effort wide of the left post.

A strong start from the hosts would eventually see them break the deadlock through Jadon Sancho, with the England international's deflected shot going past Joe Lumley in the Boro goal at the near post.

United fans were left frustrated at their team's inability to put away chances, with Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes all missing opportunities before the break.

Middlesbrough's controversial goal

Middlesbrough were able to get back into the match in rather controversial circumstances, with Matt Crooks' back-post tap-in being allowed to stand, despite the fact Duncan Watmore handled the ball in the build-up to the goal.

It was later clarified that referee Anthony Taylor made a decision in accordance to the laws of the game, although it's unlikely to be a popular one amongst football watchers.

Boro then gifted Fernandes a golden chance to get back in the lead, giving the ball to the Portuguese midfielder with an open net in front of him, yet he sidefooted his shot into the post.

It then became clear that the hosts were under pressure and their performance level dropped miraculously, with extra time looming.

The additional 30 minutes brought little in the way of chances, with the whistle eventually going to signify a shootout to decide who would progress into the fifth round.

Every player scored their kicks until Anthony Elanga stepped up for the Reds with the scoreline standing at 8-7 in Boro's favour, and the young Swedish forward blasted his penalty way over the crossbar and into the Stretford End's upper tier.

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