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Man United’s win over Liverpool draws biggest audience of the year

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Man United’s dramatic FA Cup victory over Liverpool draws the BIGGEST sporting television audience of the year – as 8.6m tune in to watch stunning comeback The Red Devils sealed a famous 4-3 victory to book their place in the semi-finalsA peak audience of 8.6 million people tuned in to see their comeback victory ‘He’s the one Premier League player I’d PAY to watch’ Which star has IAN LADYMAN entranced? – It’s All Kicking off podcastBy Nathan Salt Published: 14:02 GMT, 18 March 2024 | Updated: 14:02 GMT, 18 March 2024 Manchester United’s dramatic FA Cup win over Liverpool drew the biggest television audience of the year so far.United sealed a famous 4-3 victory, sending them to a semi-final against Coventry City at Wembley, thanks to Amad Diallo’s goal in stoppage time of extra-time.The match, broadcast on ITV1, drew a peak audience of 8.6 million as the match headed into extra-time. ITV’s coverage of United versus Liverpool also drew the biggest audience for an FA Cup quarter-final since 2018.It has been a hectic week of major sporting events on free-to-air TV, culminating in the seven-goal FA Cup thriller. Manchester United sealed a famous 4-3 victory to book their place in the semi-finals ITV’s coverage of the match drew the biggest sporting television audience of the year so far Last Saturday a peak of 6.6 million viewers watched England’s sensational late win against Ireland in the most watched game of the Six Nations so far.That was followed by ITV’s coverage of the Cheltenham Festival, which, on its final day on Friday, drew it best overall audience for the full day’s show since 2021, with over one million viewers, making it the biggest average audience for the festival since when the country was in lockdown.But it is United’s win over Liverpool that captured the attention of the nation on Sunday night. United’s win also drew the biggest audience for an FA Cup quarter-final since 2018Erik ten Hag’s side took an early lead through Scott McTominay before Liverpool turned it around thanks to goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah.Antony came off the bench to equalise in the 87th minute to send the game into extra-time, before Liverpool edged ahead again, this time through Harvey Elliott.Marcus Rashford’s 112th-minute finish made it 3-3 and the pulsating encounter ended with its crescendo moment as Diallo raced clear two-on-one with Alejandro Garnacho to win it with his first United goal in three years.

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