Manchester United finish trophy drought with Carabao Cup ultimate victory over Newcastle
Manchester United (opens in new tab) clinched their first silverware since 2017 with a managed 2-0 win over Newcastle (opens in new tab) within the Carabao Cup ultimate at Wembley.
Targets from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford within the house of six first-half minutes did the job for Erik ten Hag’s facet, who produced a defensive masterclass all through to limit Newcastle to simply two pictures on course.
For the Magpies – who had been taking part in of their first ultimate since 1999, when the identical opposition beat them to the FA Cup – their 54-year trophy drought goes on.
Finally, this ultimate intently adopted the shape ebook: United arrived at Wembley having received 16 and misplaced simply one among their final 20 video games; Newcastle had didn’t win six of their final 10.
And when Casemiro headed in Luke Shaw’s free-kick on 33 minutes, such was the Pink Devils’ supreme defensive organisation, it already appeared like it will be their day.
5 minutes later, as Sven Botman deflected Marcus Rashford’s shot previous the returning Loris Karius – who may need performed higher – they’d one hand on their sixth League Cup.
A quadruple continues to be a risk for United, who superior to the Europa League spherical of 32 with victory over Barcelona (opens in new tab) on Thursday and host West Ham within the FA Cup fifth spherical on Wednesday.
And a primary Premier League title in a decade is not completely out of the query for the 20-time English champions, who path leaders Arsenal (opens in new tab) by eight factors with 14 video games to go.
For Newcastle, in the meantime, consideration turns squarely to their push to safe a top-four end for the primary time since 2003.