Wembley Stadium hosted a historic FA Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon between Manchester United and Coventry City.

As the last remaining EFL team in the historic competition, Mark Robins’ team entered the match as overwhelming underdogs. The Red Devils and Manchester City, who defeated Chelsea on Saturday night to get to the championship game, were both present.

Even though they lost, the Sky Blues gave their devoted fans their money’s worth, as they ultimately came very close to defeating Erik ten Hag’s team.

Coventry City’s 2023/24 FA Cup Run League of Opponent Result
Oxford United (R3) League One 6-2
Sheffield Wednesday (R4) Championship 1-1
Sheffield Wednesday (R4 Replay) Championship 4-0
Maidstone United (R16) National League South 5-0
Wolves (QF) Premier League 2-3
Manchester United (SF) Premier League 3-3 (2-4 on penalties)

Coventry City almost defy the odds at Wembley

Coventry City's players in the FA Cup Semi-Final penalty shootout vs Manchester United

Scott McTominay opened the score midway through the first half, and Harry Maguire stood unopposed to double the Premier League side’s lead at the end of regulation, demonstrating that, despite United’s overwhelming advantage, Ten Hag’s team appeared unfazed.

One could have excused the “Sky Blue Army” for hoping for a consolation goal after Bruno Fernandes slipped the ball under Bradley Collins on minute 58 to make it 3-0. That goal did come through, but it also set up a thriller FA Cup clash.

After Ellis Simms started the Coventry attack with a 72-minute mark, Callum O’Hare’s deflected strike went past Andre Onana and set up a thrilling grandstand climax. Drama abounds as Haji Wright equalized from 12 yards in the 95th minute, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka deemed to have handled inside his own area.

In the tense extra time, Victor Torp believed he had pulled off an incredible comeback with seconds left, but Wright was ultimately found to have been offside by the slimmest of margins. In the end, United won 4-2 thanks to penalties, preventing the Sky Blues from going to their second-ever FA Cup Final.Ellis Simms issues “proud” statement to Coventry City supporters

Ellis Simms up against Casemiro - Coventry City vs Manchester United

The previously mentioned Simms, who finished with an 8.1 Sofascore rating after recording a goal and an assist in addition to going close three more times, was one player who played a significant role in City’s comeback.

The former Everton player has since shared his opinions on what has been an incredible FA Cup run for everyone associated with the team on X/Twitter.