Sport

Rooney's return ensures FA Cup win for Manchester Utd

MANCHESTER United striker Wayne Rooney did not take long to announce he was back at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Rooney, who missed the previous five games through injury, scored after just nine minutes on his return in the 1-0 FA Cup third round replay win against West Ham.

The England hitman did not have it all his own way though - he missed a second-half penalty, his fifth miss from nine attempts from the spot this season.

The victory earned United a home tie with Fulham in the fourth round.

One goal also proved to be enough for Arsenal to progress, after Jack Wilshere's 86th minute strike ended Swansea's campaign at the Emirates.

The Gunners, who travel to Brighton in the next round, dominated the second half and could have won by more - Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Thomas Vermaelen all went close but were denied by Swansea keeper Michel Vorm.

In EPL action, Chelsea had to settle for a point at home against Southampton after squandering a 2-0 half-time lead.

Demba Ba and Eden Hazard scored for Chelsea before goals from substitute Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon stunned the hosts.
 

Topics:  fa cup, football, manchester united, old trafford, soccer, wayne rooney, west ham united


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sponsoring multiples of hope

Brian and Gayle Searle with sponsor child Mod and her mother.

Noosa couple foster compassion

Tinny travelling made easy

TAKE A LOAD OFF: Murray Masling's design lowers a tinny off the roof of a car using mechanical control.

Noosa man's tinny invention

Latest deals and offers

Noosa voting for its future

Noosa to vote on Saturday for change of face in Wide Bay

Sponsoring multiples of hope

Brian and Gayle Searle with sponsor child Mod and her mother.

Noosa couple foster compassion

Tinny travelling made easy

TAKE A LOAD OFF: Murray Masling's design lowers a tinny off the roof of a car using mechanical control.

Noosa man's tinny invention

Noosa shines, Sydney shivers

GLAMPING: Tourism Noosa launches a holiday campaign in Sydney.

Noosa warmth on show in Sydney chill

Poker run to raise funds for our Lions

READY TO RIDE: At previous King of the Mountain Poker Run, Barry Stewart, Pete and Brenda Roberton get their poker faces on.

King of the Mountain warms up with poker run

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Dash Cam of Slip in Snow

Even light snow can be hazardous.

Dash cam shows how easy it is to lose control in even light snow.

Chaos outside Istanbul Airport

Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport.

Distress as cars escape Istanbul airport after bombing.

Not all property insurance policies are equal

Why you need to double check your insurance policy

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four