Manchester United Adds Another To Its Trophy Cabinet

Manchester United defeated Southampton 3-2 to win the EFL Cup in an impressive game played in Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

With the cup win Red Devils now record their 44th trophy, making them the most successful football club in England.

The game was a true final in the sense of the word. A five goal thriller with  three of those coming in the first 45 minutes and two in the second half.

Southampton dominated in all departments of the game but somehow allowed Man United to gain a two goal lead over them with a 19th minute strike by Zlatan Ibrahimovic from a freekick and 38th minutes goal from Lingard which put the Old Trafford team on the driving seat.

The Saints however continued in its strive and lifeline came within added time of the first-half  when Manolo Gabbiadini latched on a Ward-Prowse low cross to score from close range and draw one back for Southampton. A similar goal from the Italian was disallowed in the early minutes of the first half.

After the break, the second half began with Southampton picking up from where they stopped by maintaining possession. A goal came just three minutes into the half as Man. United failed to thoroughly defend a corner allowing Gabbiadini to score his  second of the game and Southampton second.

The Saints were close to completely overturning the result when Romeu directed his header to the extreme corner of United goal bar.

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Manchester United improved their game in the second half and just when many thinks the game would go into extra time, the towering figure Ibrahimovic stood up in the 87th minute to give United the win.

Martial delivers a pass to Herrera on the right who in-turn put in a perfect cross into the box to find an unmarked Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he headed into the net to deliver the EFL Cup to the Old Trafford team.

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Images: www.dailystar.co.uk and www.skysports.com

 

 

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