Man United ousts Man City from FA Cup

January 8, 2012 - 11:42 AM
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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, right, scores a goal past Manchester City's goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, left, during their FA Cup third round soccer match at the Etihad stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United took a measure of revenge on 10-man Manchester City on Sunday, ousting the defending champion from the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory marked by Paul Scholes coming out of retirement.

Wayne Rooney headed in two goals and Danny Welbeck struck on a volley in the first half of the third-round match. City staged a second-half comeback with Aleksandar Kolarov and Sergio Aguero scoring in a tense finish. City's Vincent Kompany was ejected in the 12th minute for fouling Nani.

City humiliated United with a 6-1 Premier League victory at Old Trafford this year and beat its rival in last year's FA Cup semifinals,

The 37-year-old Scholes came out of retirement Sunday morning and replaced Nani in the second half, but gave away the ball that led to Aguero's 65th minute-goal.