(Manchester United – Charlton 3-0) A double from Anthony and two goals from substitute Marcus Rashford propelled Manchester United to the League Cup semi-finals.
Ashley Maynard Brewer’s last chance (23) kept Charlton in the game against in-form Manchester United for a long time, but a superb one-man performance by Anthony after 21 minutes and an effective finish from Rashford right at the crease decided the game. Now Old Trafford fans can look forward to the semi-finals of the cup the club last won in 2017.
Rashford has now scored in eight consecutive home matches. No other United player has managed this since Wayne Rooney in 2010.
– He’s in good shape, notes Roar Stock, Fiplay commentator.
– I am completely satisfied. I think we started the game well. There was good energy and focus. We created chances. Then we make a great goal. Manager Eric ten Hag says in an interview broadcast by Viplay that Anthony’s finishing was excellent.
This victory is United’s 11th in their last 12 games. Erik ten Hag has turned a formerly disabled team into a winning machine. It happens after losing 3-6 to Manchester City in October. A new derby against Erling Braut Haaland and his team mates in Jareboine awaits at the end of the week. Therefore, the United Dutch coach rested many profiles against Charlton.
League One fell behind after 21 minutes when Anthony sprinted onto the pitch and volleyed the ball into the far corner from about 20 metres. Then the visitors made their way to the game in heroic fashion. After an hour’s play, Ten Hag took no chances, prompting Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Rashford to secure promotion.
– You never know what could happen. Charlton also brought in an extra striker. 3-0 would probably be too much, but I think we should have decided this game at the start, says Ten Hag.
The three-way barter was a success. First, another substitute, Uruguay’s Facundo Pellestri, made it 2-0 for Rashford. Casemiro then assisted the fiery striker to make it 3-0 in overtime.
Charlton still have plenty of reasons to return home happy from Old Trafford. Collectively, Dean Holden’s men emerged strong, after two straight wins in League One, as they finished twelfth. Individually, guys like Scott Fraser, Steve Sessegnon, and the aforementioned Maynard-Brewer were shining.
– I think we were cool. We build self-confidence. “We just have to keep going,” said Charlton captain George Dobson, 25, in an interview with Viplay.
In Newcastle, “The Magpies” won 2-0 at home against Leicester and advanced to the semi-finals, including the team. On Wednesday evening, the last two matches of the quarter-finals will take place when Nottingham Forest meet Wolverhampton and Southampton against Manchester City.
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