Superb Marcus Rashford strike secures Manchester United Europa League quarter-final spot

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's goal during the UEFA Europa League last 16 second leg match between Real Betis and Manchester United at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 16, 2023 in Seville, Spain.
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A fine strike from Marcus Rashford ensured Manchester United's comfortable passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, as Erik ten Hag's side beat Real Betis 1-0 in the second leg of their last 16 tie in Seville and 5-1 on aggregate.

With a healthy 4-1 lead from the first leg, United already had one foot in the last eight, but there might have been a little cause for concern during a gripping first half at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, where Betis came out all guns blazing and spurned several decent chances to reduce the deficit.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...