Yeovil beat Accrington to set up dream Manchester United tie

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Yeovil Town set up a dream FA Cup tie at home to Manchester United defeating Accrington Stanley 2-0 in their second round replay on Tuesday night.

The League One outfit struck twice in the final ten minutes with goals from Simon Gillett and substitute Kieffer Moore to progress to the third round, after the match in Accrington failed to produce a result, ending in a 1-1 draw.

Gillett found the net courtesy of a 20-yard shot while Sam Foley's cross picked out Moore who calmly headed home to secure the victory.

"Because of the prize nobody wanted to make a mistake"

The Glovers, who are currently 21st in their division, will take on the 11-time FA Cup champions on January 4 at Huish Park in Somerset, with the match set to be televised.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said: "The pressure was on because everyone in Somerset wanted Manchester United to come down to Huish Park. Because of the prize nobody wanted to make a mistake."

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Yeovil are currently the only Somerset-based club in the Football League and they enjoyed a brief spell in the Championship last season, winning promotion via the playoffs in 2013. However, a poor season saw them swiftly relegated as they finished bottom, winning only eight games.

The club first reached the Football League by winning the Conference in 2003, and they were quickly promoted again just two seasons later, as champions of League Two.

Yeovil's best FA Cup performance came back in the late 1940s, where they reached the fifth round.


United previously visited the South West in 2005 when they were forced to visit Exeter for a third-round FA Cup replay after the Grecians managed to hold the Red Devils to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

The Manchester club went on to reach the final that season before losing to Arsenal 5-4 on penalties after the match finished in a goalless draw. The club's last FA Cup triumph was in 2004, where they beat Millwall in the final.

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