Manchester United win Carabao Cup as a five year wait for trophy ends

Manchester United have won the Carabao Cup after beating Newcastle in a high octane clash at the Wembley Stadium in London.

It was their first trophy under Erik ten Hag and a piece of silverware United have seen after five years of an agonising wait.

The final was end to end with both teams running their socks off in a high octane, physical clash.

The match started at high tempo with Newcastle looking the brighter of the two sides, but Manchester United’s defence was able to cope up with everything the Magpies had to offer in terms of attack.

United slowly grew into the game and that is when Casemiro lifted himself high to head the ball into the net to hand the Red Devils a 1-0 lead.

Newcastle tried to respond strongly but that left them vulnerable to Manchester United’s thunderous counter attack. Wout Weghorst passed the ball to Marcus Rashford, and his shot was deflected into his own net by Sven Botman to make it 2-0 in the first half.

The second half was all about game management for the Red Devils and Aaron Wan Bissaka was particularly introduced in place of Diogo Dalot to curb the threat posed by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Wan-Bissaka was excellent on the night as he flew in with important tackles to keep the Frenchman at bay.

United managed to hold on to their advantage and brought the trophy home in impressive fashion as we can now say the Erik ten Hag era at Old Trafford has just about begun!

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