EFL Cup tickets: Manchester United v Manchester City
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Buy great EFL Cup tickets for the not to be missed upcoming Manchester Derby rematch between Man Utd and Man City at Old Trafford on Wednesday, October 26. Jose Mourinho’s Man United side will be looking for the opportunity to soundly defeat arch-rivals and noisy neighbors Pep Guardiola’s side Manchester City to take revenge in the EFL Cup Fourth Round for their 2-1 defeat at the Theatre of Dreams in the recent Premier League Manchester Derby.
United knocked out Northampton Town 3-1 at Sixfields Stadium with goals from Michael Carrick (17’min), Ander Herrera (68’min), and youngster Marcus Rashford (75’min), after City made it nine wins from nine games under boss Pep Guardiola, beating the Swans 2-1 in South Wales at the Liberty Stadium. Northampton’s only goal was by Alex Revell (42’min). United midfielder, Spanish international Ander Herrera was pleased to learn of this side’s fourth-round draw with City, and grateful that the EFL Cup Manchester Derby would be fought at Old Trafford in front of Man United fans.
"I think it is good for us, we can show again what we want to do," said Herrera. "I told you two weeks ago that we were very disappointed because we lost in front of our fans against our city opponents. Now we have a chance to play against them (at home) and I am sure it will be different. We know it will be like that, we have no doubt. Our fans are always behind us. Even tonight, in midweek against a League One team, they were there for us so we have no doubt."
Making his first United appearance since the Community Shield, Michael Carrick scored an expertly executed early goal against the Cobblers from a deflected Wayne Rooney attempt on goal. Northampton drew level with Revell’s cool penalty before the break leaving the Reds with work to do in the second half. Manchester came out fighting after the restart. With the score still level on 55 minutes, Mourinho made a strategic double change, and popular teen-ager Marcus Rashford and celebrity striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the game as subs. Herrera put the Red Devils in the lead again in the second half from a Rashford pass. Next Rashford scored through goalie Adam Smith’s error with a smash from close range. Manchester United’s Captain Wayne Rooney spearheaded the attack at Sixfields. The hosts tried to score a late goal through sub Alfie Potter, but it was too late.
Smith, Moloney, Buchanan, Diamond, Revell, Gorre (Potter 66), McCourt (Richards 73’), Hoskins, Beautyman (O’Toole 54’), Taylor.
Subs not used: Cornell, Byrom, Sonupe, Nyatanga.
Booked: McCourt, Potter.
Romero, Fosu-Mensah (Rashford 55’), Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin (Fellaini 73’), Carrick, Memphis (Ibrahimovic 55’), Herrera, Young, Rooney.
Subs not used: Johnstone, Darmian, Lingard, Mata.
After the victory, manager Jose Mourinho talked about details of the match with the media along with Carrick and Herrera. “We deserved it. It was as I was expecting. We were totally in control for the first 35 minutes and then we were back in control for the last 25 minutes,” said Mourinho.
“As a team we had control from the beginning. I think the substitutions were just a contribution and, overall, the team was completely in control. The game could and should have been easier, because normally it is easier against 10 men – we should have been playing against 10 men very early in the second half. But they fought and they played with their strength. They tried to cause us problems, which they did at times, so it was a difficult match but overall it was a positive performance,” added Mourinho. “Well, I think I should stop speaking about the referee’s decisions and I should just wait for you to speak about it. Some with an honest vision, some with a dishonest vision, but I should just wait a couple of minutes. I know I talked about the red card, but that was a dangerous situation, and I am not speaking about the penalty. I am speaking a situation that could happen and what could have been an important injury. Even in this kind of situation I should stop and leave it with you.”
“I don’t want to individualize too much, I think he was fine and I think the midfield worked really well in the control of the game. I changed Schneiderlin to Marouane to try to stop what I know was going to happen with our opponent losing 2-1, which was for them to put long balls into the box and waiting for set pieces. But I think collectively the team was fine,” continued Mourinho. "We are a squad, we are a team, we lose together and we win together. We played tonight and had a good result," added Michael Carrick. “The win was very important. When you come to play these kinds of games, it is the game of their lives and it is not easy for us. In the second half we controlled the match completely and we are very happy,” continued Ander Herrera.
EFL Cup Round Three results
Chelsea knocked out Premier League champions Leicester City 4-2 in extra time. Everton was scalped 0-2 by Norwich City. Liverpool and Arsenal both earned wins in the East Midlands. The Reds eased to a 3-0victory at Derby County, and a Lucas Perez double gave the Gunners a 4-0 win against Nottingham Forest. City won the EPL Cup last campaign defeating Liverpool on penalties. Other Premier League clubs going through to the Fourth Round are Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Sunderland, Southampton, Norwich City, Newcastle United, Hull City, and Fulham.
Tuesday September 20, 2016
AFC Bournemouth 2-3 Preston North End
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Reading
Derby County 0-3 Liverpool
Everton 0-2 Norwich City
Leeds United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea
Newcastle United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal
Wednesday September 21, 2016
Fulham 1-2 Bristol City
Northampton Town 1-3 Manchester United
Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sunderland
Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 1-2 Hull City
Swansea City 1-2 Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Gillingham
West Ham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley
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