06 Jan Manchester United vs. Manchester Metropolis – Football Match Report – January 6, 2021
Manchester Metropolis reached their fourth straight League Cup closing as second-half targets from John Stones and Fernandinho gave Pep Guardiola’s facet a 2-Zero win over Manchester United in Wednesday’s semi-final at Previous Trafford.
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Metropolis will meet Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley within the April 25 closing as they search their fourth League Cup trophy in as a few years.
In a frantic opening to the sport, each teams had efforts dominated out for offside with Stones turning the ball into his personal internet however being saved by the flag and Ilkay Gundogan changing a low ball in from Phil Foden however, once more, the try was rightly dominated out.
Kevin De Bruyne struck the publish with a thundering drive from exterior the field earlier than Foden additionally put the ball within the internet for Metropolis however the guests have been foiled by offside as soon as once more.
It was an open and entertaining sport with Metropolis wanting sharper however United aggressive as they sought revenge for final yr’s defeat by their neighbours on the similar stage of the competitors.
Metropolis went forward 5 minutes after the break when Foden whipped in a free kick from the left by way of a crowded field and defender Stones bundled a cross house on the again publish, the ball entering into off his thigh.
United keeper Dean Henderson produced an excellent save to tip over a strike from Riyad Mahrez, after the Algerian had burst ahead from the midway line.
Fernandinho made positive of the win seven minutes from time with a shocking volley as he pounced on a headed clearance from Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
United have now misplaced on the semi-final stage of their final 4 Cup campaigns, leaving supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nonetheless looking for his first closing since taking up on the membership.