Manchester United crosses Nottingham to the League Cup final

Goals: Manchester United – Nottingham Forest – Played on 02/ 01/ 2023

Manchester United confirmed its qualification for the final match of the English League Cup, by defeating its guest Nottingham Forest (2-0) on Wednesday evening, in the second leg of the semi-final.

Anthony Martial scored the first goal for Manchester United in the 73rd minute, and Fred (76).

The result of the first-leg match ended with Manchester United winning 3-0, to set the Devils on a date with Newcastle United in the upcoming final at Wembley Stadium.

Quiet start

The first 10 minutes of the match passed quietly, without a step on the goal of the two teams, then Manchester United broke the deadlock in the 13th minute, through a cross from Shaw, the defense pushed it away, and the ball reached him again, and he fired it over the goal.

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Minutes passed without witnessing real chances for the two goals, until the 29th minute, when Shaw sent a cross from the left, and it reached Casemiro, whose header was blocked by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy.

And Manchester United continued to improve, when Garnacho advanced the ball, before sending a creeping cross, which Hennessey removed before it reached the museum’s Vighurst in the 33rd minute.

A minute later, Nottingham Forest responded through Johnson, who stormed into the penalty area and got rid of Martinez before shooting into the place where goalkeeper Tom Heaton was standing.

United opportunities

Anthony almost gave Manchester United the lead in the 38th minute, when he fired a half-volley shot, slightly over Nottingham’s goal.

Johnson passed his marker Casemiro, before his ball bounced off the defense to reach Dennis, whose shot seemed to enter the net, had it not been for his colleague Surridge in the 43rd minute.

Casemiro directed the ball towards the Nottingham penalty area, reaching the unmarked Vighurst, who headed it up, but his attempt bounced off the post in the last minute of the first half.

As the first half began, the start of the second half was shy in the first quarter of an hour, before Fernandez set the ball up for Garnacho, whose effort Hennessey saved brilliantly in the 61st minute.

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Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho entered the United squad, replacing Vighurst, Anthony, and Garnacho, and Rashford’s attempt bounced off defender Bobby’s foot in the 66th minute.

Casemiro got the ball from Martial and prepared the ball for the shot with his left foot, but the Welshman Hennessy denied him the scoring with a wonderful save in the 67th minute.

Two goals in 3 minutes

Manchester United finally managed to open the scoring in the 73rd minute, when Martial passed to Rashford, who cut the ball in front of him, to return to the first, who fired it into the net.

Manchester United soon added the second goal in the 76th minute, when Rashford met Fernandez’s pass, to dedicate it on a golden plate to Fred, who quietly put it in the goal from a short distance.

Nottingham came close to reducing the score in the 83rd minute when substitute Danilo crossed 3 defenders before he hit the ball Heaton blocked it, and it bounced back to Surridge, who sent it toward the stands.

The last minutes passed without much danger so United settled the ticket to the final round easily.

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