Manchester United will face Yeovil in the third round of The FA Cup, after the League One side defeated Accrington Stanley 2-0 in the second round replay which was held on Tuesday evening.
The match was a very low quality affair with some onlookers believing that the immensity of the prize played havoc with the heads of the players early doors. Few of them will ever get the chance to play Manchester United again and this perhaps lead to the scrappy exchange which saw many unforced errors.
But Yeovil ran out deserved winners and now face Manchester United on Sunday January 4th at 15:30 (local time). Yeovil are at home and there is no suggestion, at this point, that they will move the fixture to a bigger stadium than their own 5,212 capacity ground at Huish Park.
As further reward for their efforts, Yeovil will get to share the TV money that the game is set to generate, thought to be in the region of £400,000.
For Manchester United it’s a tricky tie but one that the club will expect to come through on the back of what they hope will be a fruitful Christmas – it will certainly be a busy one with United negotiating four other games before that fixture.