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Matt Smith takes Bristol City a step closer to Wembley

Bristol City's Matt Smith celebrates scoring at the Priestfield Stadium Credit: PA

Bristol City are a step closer to Wembley after winning 4-2 at Gillingham in the first leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final.

The home side went ahead in the 6th minute, but Matt Smith responded with all four of City's goals. He's now scored seven times since joining on loan from Fulham.

No date has been confirmed yet for the return leg at Ashton Gate.

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Gary Johnson says they wanted to "give them a fight"

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson says he thought his team gave Manchester United a good fight.

Man Utd midfielder says "we knew it wasn't going to be easy"

Yeovil Town's Kieffer Moore and Manchester United's Darren Fletcher battle for the ball. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher hopes the hard-fought 2-0 win over Yeovil will be a game to look back on if Louis van Gaal's side go on to win the FA Cup.

A stunning finish from Ander Herrera helped United edge past a resolute Yeovil and into the fourth round.

An out-of-sorts United side, which included captain Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Radamel Falcao, toiled for over an hour against their struggling hosts until a piece of individual brilliance set them on their way to a 2-0 win.

Herrera marked his FA Cup debut with a thumping 64th-minute effort that left Yeovil goalkeeper Jed Steer clutching at thin air before Angel Di Maria clipped in a second late on.

In an interview with BT Sport 1 Fletcher said "we knew it wasn't going to be easy."

It was going to be difficult with tackles flying in. You have to battle before you win the match and we did that today. We battled for 60, 70 minutes and then Ander scored a spectacular goal and sometimes that's what it takes.

The longer you can keep possession, although it was difficult, the more you tire the opposition out and you can win the game in the last 20 minutes. We knew it was going to be difficult but we're in the draw for the next round."

– Darren Fletcher, Midfielder

The last time Man Utd won the FA Cup was in 2004.

It's been too long since Man Utd have won this competition.

We really want to win it this year and hopefully we'll look back on our result here as one of the most important ones if we go far in the competition.

– Darren Fletcher, Midfielder

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Yeovil Town lose FA Cup tie against Manchester United

Ander Herrera scores his side's first goal of the game Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

A stunning finish from Ander Herrera helped Manchester United edge past a resolute Yeovil Town and into the FA Cup fourth round.

An out-of-sorts United side, which included captain Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Radamel Falcao, toiled for over an hour against their struggling hosts until a piece of individual brilliance set them on their way to a 2-0 win.

Herrera marked his FA Cup debut with a thumping 64th-minute volley that left Yeovil goalkeeper Jed Steer clutching at thin air.

Louis Van Gaal's first experience of this competition was certainly a sobering one and the Dutchman was forced to make a double half-time switch and send on World Cup finalist Angel Di Maria as his side toiled in Somerset.

And it was the former Real Madrid winger who eventually saw off Gary Johnson's plucky outfit in the dying seconds when he clipped the ball over Steer as United countered at pace.

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