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Eric Bailly Produces The Most Theatrical Dive Of The Season Against Norwich

Ryan Sidle

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Eric Bailly Produces The Most Theatrical Dive Of The Season Against Norwich

Manchester United centre back Eric Bailly took one of the most dramatic dives of the season during United's draw with Norwich City in the FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made eight changes from his team that beat Sheffield United on Wednesday for the game against the Premier League's bottom side in the cup.

That gave Bailly the chance to replace Victor Lindelof and play alongside Harry Maguire in defence, with the former Leicester City defender's block in the first half one of the only moments of note.

Bailly though had his only moment in the spotlight as he won a foul with a rather zealous dive, that looked like it could have injured him.

After a drab first half things certainly got more exciting after the break and the much changed United side, who face Brighton and Bournemouth in the next week, took the lead.

Odion Ighalo kept up his record of scoring every game he's started for Solskjaer's team, since joining on loan at the end of January, by flicking in Juan Mata's chip into the air

With just 15 minutes left on the clock, and with Norwich coming on stronger, Daniel Farke's side were level through Todd Cantwell's excellent strike.

The midfielder collected the ball in the centre of the goal, just outside the area, and let loose on a shot that Sergio Romero might have done better on.

With the game coming to an end, and heading for extra time, Timm Klose was sent off for bringing down Ighalo when through on goal, following Bruno Fernandes' brilliant backheeled pass.

Ryan Sidle
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