Erik ten Hag has won his first prize in the service of Manchester United. The Red Devils seized the League Cup by beating Newcastle United convincingly. At Wembley it became 2-0.
Ten Hag was still in the race for four prizes with United: the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup. United met Newcastle in the final of the latter tournament on Sunday. The final battle at Wembley got off to a rather hesitant start. Both teams showed initiative, but many chances were not yet created. Still, it was a hit for United after 33 minutes. Luke Shaw managed to find Casemiro with a spinning free kick, after which the Brazilian headed in: 1-0.
The VAR checked the goal thoroughly because Casemiro may have been offside, but the referee’s decision was not reversed.
Manchester United was therefore on roses. Ten Hag’s team then rumbled on, because the margin was already doubled a sloppy five minutes later. Marcus Rasford seemed to make it 2-0 on a pass from Wout Weghorst, but the goal was eventually registered as an own goal by Sven Botman. The Dutchman touched Rashford’s attempt before it hit the ropes. Soon after the goal, the half-time signal sounded, while Weghorst was still close to 3-0 with a hard shot in the meantime. In the second half, Newcastle tried to save things.
Eddie Howe’s team decided to put full pressure on United’s last line, but that did not yield a hit. In the end of the game, the number three in the Premier League became even more dangerous, instead of Newcastle. Despite this, there were no more hits in London.
The game ended 2-0. With that, Manchester United wins its first prize in six years.
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 26, 2023