Manchester United Vs. Manchester City, FA Cup Semi-Final: Substitutions For Both Sides As United Try To Find An Equalizer

Sir Alex Ferguson does indeed deploy Manchester United's final roll of the dice - it's Fabio da Silva for the astonishingly ineffective John O'Shea in an effort to get more width on their right without sacrificing any defence (which would be impossible, because O'Shea hasn't provided any). With five minutes to go, that move seems a little bit futile, but there's not much Ferguson can do - Paul Scholes getting himself sent off right after Javier Hernandez was introduced  has well and truly scuppered his plans.

Roberto Mancini has made a substitution as well, introducing Patrick Vieira for David Silva, who just happened to be on the opposite side of the pitch as the board went off. A long slow walk followed, eating up a good thirty seconds, but eventually Silva managed to make his way to the bench and Manchester City are now fielding three defensive midfielders in an attempt to see the rest of the game out. Patrice Evra's bizarre snap-shot attempt won't dent their belief that they can do just that.

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