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Manchester United Returns To Winning Ways With League Cup Victory

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Deprived of a title since 2017, Manchester United has returned to success this Sunday by winning the League Cup against Newcastle (2-0). In a Wembley of great days, the Red Devils first fell on the Magpies resistant. And for that, United fans have to thank Erik ten Hag who made a miracle in only seven months after his arrival in England.

Thus, three days after his qualification against Barcelona in the Europa League playoffs, Manchester United confirmed his excellent form of the moment by winning the League Cup final against Newcastle (2-0), this Sunday. The Red Devils dominated the Magpies thanks to a goal by Casemiro (33rd) and an own goal by Botman (39th). Erik ten Hag and his troops

Casemiro opened the score with a header from the edge of the box (1-0, 33rd). A few minutes later, Wout Weghorst set up Marcus Rashford, whose shot was deflected by Sven Botman past a far from perfect Loris Karius (2-0, 39′). The German goalkeeper miraculously saved a missile from outside the box by Weghorst before the break, which would have killed the game (45th+3).

The second half was much less exciting, with Newcastle unable to create any clear chances. Only Joelinton took his chance, but his attempts were blocked (69th). On the other side, United fell back and let their opponent come and proceed in transition. In this way, Rashford almost tripled the score in front of a firm-handed Karius (74th) as well as on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s shot (85th). Jacob Murphy’s long-range effort just missed the target with David De Gea beaten (88th). But it was not enough to worry the Red Devils, who were sure of their strength until the end.

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