Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Manchester United advances to the Carling Cup's Final

Manchester United beat Derby County 4 - 2 in the second-leg to secure their place in the Carling Cup's Final. 

In United scored Nani, O'Shea, Tevez and Ronaldo to booked Red Devil's team a place in the final with an aggregate of 4 - 3 against The Rams.

At 16th minute, Luis Nani scored a fantastic goal from a long range. Six minutes later, John O'Shea slotted a second followed by a third from Carlos Tevez before half-time.

United were awarded a penalty of their own minute later, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting.

Rafael Da Silva and Anderson picked up injuries and could face long lay-offs at a crucial stage of the season.

United's opponents will be decided this Wednesday, when Tottenham take a 4 - 1 lead in to the second-leg tie against Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Final will be in Wembley Stadium on 1 March and Manchester United can get their third League Cup to the Honours board.

Line-up: Foster, Neville (Chester), R. Da Silva (Fletcher), Evans, O'Shea, Nani, Gibson, Anderson, Giggs (Ronaldo), Welbeck, Tevez.
Subs not used: Kuszczak, Tosic, Scholes, Possebon.

Booked: R. Da Silva and D. Fletcher.

Goals: Luis Nani 16, John O'Shea 22, Carlos Tevez 34 and Cristiano Ronaldo 89 (penalty).

Attendance: 73,374.

Referee: Mike Dean.

Man-of-the-Match: Carlos Alberto Tevez.

Source: BBC Sports.
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