Derby County vs Manchester United: Ighalo's brace powers Red Devils to 3-0 win

Derby County vs Manchester United: Ighalo's brace powers Red Devils to 3-0 win

- Derby County vs Manchester United FA Cup clash saw the Red Devils outclass their hosts

- Odion Ighalo's brace and a goal from Luke Shaw propelled Solskjaer's men to the last eight phase of the competition

- They will now face Norwich City in their quarterfinal stage as they hope to clinch the title this season

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Manchester United are through to the quarterfinals of this year's FA Cup championship following their 3-0 victory over Championship side Derby County

Two goals from Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo and one from Luke shaw were all the Red Devils needed to book their last eight stage ticket at the Pride Park Stadium.

United took the lead for the first time in the game in the 33rd minute after 24-year-old defender fired a rebound into the roof of Kelle Roos' net.

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And barely four minutes to the end of the first 45 minutes, the retired Super Eagles star doubled his side's lead.

His goal came off Shaw's assist from the left flank before the winter transfer signing dribbled past one defender and beautifully tucks the ball into the bottom left corner of the post.

The visitors, however, took their two goals lead into the dressing room with the aim of finishing off the game in the second half.

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In the 70th minute, Ighalo made history after becoming the second African, and first Nigerian to score a brace for the most successful team in the Premier League.

South Africa’s Quinton Fortune was the first to achieve the feat in the Red Devils colours in the same competition years back.

This also means that Ighalo has scored in both matches that he has started for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men since his dream move to Old Trafford two months back.

Meanwhile, Man United will battle Norwich City who dumped Tottenham Hotspur out of the competition in the quarterfinals later this month.

Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo has insisted that he will give his blood to succeed at Manchester United.

The 30-year-old grabbed his first goal for the Red Devils in his first start last week in their massive Europa League victory over Club Brugge at Old Trafford.

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He could, however, be given the nod by his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to start when they battle Everton at the Goodison Park this afternoon.

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