Richard Brodie hit the bar in stoppage time as non-league Crawley went down 1-0 and narrowly failed to take Manchester United to an FA Cup replay.

Wes Brown's first-half header proved enough for United, who struggled to cope with Crawley's tenacity.

Introduced at half-time, Wayne Rooney was so frustrated he was booked for a cynical attack on McFadzean before Brodie came so agonisingly close to an equaliser.

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