Suddenly, there was a chance of something being salvaged from the game but with three minutes remaining, Sodje raced on to McAtee’s pass before restoring City’s two-goal margin.
Fernandez was sent off in the fourth minute of the injury time, for a second bookable offence, but the incident came too late to have any real impact on the proceedings.
United: Kovar; Wellens, Olowu, Hardley, Fernandez; Svidersky, Savage; Iqbal (Hoogewerf 81), Hannibal, Shoretire; Hugill (McNeill 70).
Substitutes not used: Vitek, Pye, Garnacho.
Goals: Fernandez 40, Hoogewerf 81 | McAtee 5, 60, 79, Sodje 87.