Manchester United went to visit Everton in the quarterfinals of the English League Cup. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from the first minutes put Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in the center of the field, while Tuanzebe and Bayi appeared in defense. We also note the return to the base of Cavani. Carlo Ancelotti also diluted the base with several reserve players.
Mankunians from the first minutes of the fight rushed to the attack and looked for an opportunity to open an account. A slight confusion in the defense of the “butterscotch” contributed to the sharpness, but it did not come to shots on goal. After that, Cavani first almost robbed Olsen in someone else's penalty area, and after a couple of minutes he too timidly went to the ball, allowing the Swede to get ahead of himself.
Ancelotti's wards held back the onslaught of the opponent starting half an hour and were able to push the game away from their goal. This is not to say that the “butterscotch” had a real chance to score a goal. Unless it is possible to note Sigurdsson, who first hit from outside the penalty area, and a little later sent the ball under the crossbar from the free kick - Henderson pulled himself into a string and saved the team.
More before the whistle for a break, the teams did not show anything interesting, leaving to rest with a "dry" score on the scoreboard. At the beginning of the second half of the game, the “red devils” were marked by another blow from Cavani, but the ball hit the net from the outside. Somewhat later, there was an unpleasant junction between Bayi and Richarlison. For the first, it immediately became scary, given the increased trauma, however, it was the Brazilian who needed the replacement.
In the middle of the half, Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer made two substitutions: Rashford and Martial replaced Greenwood and Van de Beek. Both players did not quite successfully enter the game. The first had too much marriage in his actions, and the Frenchman constantly did not understand his partners and opened into the wrong zones to get the long-awaited meeting with the ball.
Towards the end of the match, the guests' prolonged attack ended with an unsuccessful shot by Martial from an excellent position. As it turned out, it was just a bell for the "toffee". Cavani got the ball near someone else's penalty area and sent the ball straight into the far corner with a magnificent kick from his left foot. 0: 1. And already in stoppage time, Rashford brought Martial one on one, and he left Olsen no chance. 0: 2. The final whistle of the referee recorded the victory of Manchester United, which led the guests to the 1/2 finals of the League Cup.
Everton 0-2 Manchester United Goals: Cavani, 88, Martial, 90 + 5 Everton: Olsen - Coleman, Keane, Mina, Godfrey - Gomes (Davis, 58), Ducourt (Tosun, 89) - Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison (Bernard, 56) - Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United: Henderson - Tuanzebe, Bayi, Maguire, Telles (Shaw, 84) - Pogba, Matches - Greenwood (Rashford, 67), Fernandes, Van de Beck (Martial, 67) - Cavani
Warnings: Pogba, Martial, Tuanzebe, Shaw