Last updated : 15 January 2004 By Ben Collins
United, the holders, came out 2-0 winners before over 5,000 spectators at Old Trafford.

Stephen Ireland went close for City early on but the hosts went ahead on 22 minutes through Ramon Castille after a mistake by Kasper Schmeichel.

City's Ian Bennett also shot wide before Heaton saved Bermingham's header and Onouha headed against the post.

Schmeichel denied United's Phil Picken but was again caught out as the Reds secured their passage into the next round midway through the second half.

Nathan D'Laryea seemed to have shepherded Heaton's long ball back to Schmeichel but United sub Callum Flanagan nipped in to head past the City keeper.

City: Schmeichel, Warrender, Collins, N D'Laryea, Onouha, Bennett, Laird (Reilly 62), J D'Laryea, Bermingham (Etuhu 90), Ireland, Logan (Miller 67)
Subs: Matthewson(GK), Richards

United: Heaton, Howard, Hogg, N'Galula, McShane, Jones (Spector 46), Picken, Martin (Marsh 76), Ebanks-Blake, Calliste (Flanagan 69), Eckersley
Subs: Lee(GK),Port

Attendance: 5,547

At Old Trafford