Tranmere Rovers oust Watford to face Manchester United in FA Cup fourth round




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Birkenhead () – Tranmere Rovers substitute Paul Mullin scored an extra-time winner a 2-1 English Premier (EPL) side Watford Thursday.

goal enough up an fourth round clash with heavyweights Manchester United Sunday.

Mullin had hit post 71st minute after coming minutes earlier.

He then headed winner at far post in 104th minute as Prenton Park erupted with joy after the ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Emmanuel Monthe had put the hosts, who are deep in relegation trouble in (third tier), ahead in the 36th minute for a well-deserved lead.

Tranmere Rovers had already fought back from 3-0 down draw 3-3 in the first at Vicarage Road force the replay.

Watford, who had played 48 hours earlier in the Premier and made 11 changes for the game, worked their way back after the break.

Jose Holebas hit the woodwork just past the hour.

Kaylen Hinds, making his Watford debut, got the equaliser with a scrappy goal in the 68th minute after several defenders failed to clear the ball.

But Tranmere Rovers fought back once and grabbed the winner through Mullin, to book a glamour fourth round tie — their first in 16 years — with their big-name opponents.

(Reuters/NAN)