Man Utd defender Smalling: We almost threw Cup win away

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits they almost "threw away" their FA Cup win at Manchester City. City came back from 3-0 down to eventually lose 3-2.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits they almost "threw away" their FA Cup win at Manchester City.

City came back from 3-0 down to eventually lose 3-2.

"We can count ourselves lucky because we were close to throwing it away," said the England defender.

"It was our own fault that we found ourselves with the prospect of facing a replay.

"We thought it was going to be easier in the second half but we made things difficult, as we have done a couple of times this season.

"In the past we have come back against teams. Now it has happened to us.

"We must make sure we learn from this and ensure it doesn't happen again."

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