Manchester United will face Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final on Saturday 26 February. Erik ten Hag became the first manager to lead the team to a Wembley final since 2017.
Manchester United won 3-0 in the first leg and secured their place in the League Cup final against Newcastle by beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the second leg on Wednesday. The Red Devils took the lead thanks to a goal by French striker Martial (73rd) from an assist by Rashford. It was the first time that a player had scored a goal in a match, and it was the first time that a player had scored a goal in a match, and it was the first time that a player had scored a goal in a match. It was again he who set up Fred (76th) for United’s second goal.
It was a win that took time to confirm, however, with the Red Devils failing to score on three occasions in the first half: Casemiro’s header was deflected off the foot of Wayne Hennessey (29th), Antony’s shot skimmed the top corner of Forest’s net (38th) and Wout Weghorst’s header hit the post (45th).
The game was not over until the end of the match, when MU finally found the key. It was the first time that a player like Anthony Martial had come on as a substitute, and he finished off a move to put his team in front (1-0, 73′), before Fred sealed the deal with a thigh kick from Marcus Rashford’s cross (2-0, 76′). It’s a great way to get back into the game,” he said, “but it’s not the only way to get back into the game.