Manchester United 4-1 West Ham United as Martial scores twice in second half to Put United in semifinals. Martial gives United the lead after Fletcher scores equaliser on return to Old Trafford.
Manchester United took West Ham again on Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of League Cup at Old Trafford and what seems like becoming a norm at this stadium, United dominated proceedings and scored the early goal as well but somehow fail to punich West Ham further. Credit to West Ham even being outplayed they stuck to their guns and equalized when a rebound ball fell nicely for former United youth player Ashley Fletcher who poked home to make it 1-1.
Manchester United eased into the EFL Cup semi-finals as they beat West Ham with manager Jose Mourinho watching from the Old Trafford stands. The Portuguese, given a one-match touchline banbefore the match, stayed out of view as United reached the last four for the first time since 2013-14.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic clipped in the opening goal inside two minutes before former United youngster Ashley Fletcher equalised as he pounced on David de Gea’s error. Martial re-established the home side’s lead shortly after half-time, drilling Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s pass low into the bottom corner.
The France international stroked in Antonio Valencia’s low cross after a well-worked team move, with Ibrahimovic adding the gloss by tapping in with virtually the last kick of the game. Wherever United manager Mourinho was – likely to be inside his office – he will have been pleased with his side’s fluent attacking display, and even happy enough to bring substitute Bastian Schweinsteiger on for his first game since March.
Manchester United 4 – 1 West Ham United Europa Football League Cup Quarterfinal Match Highlights
- 02′ 1 – 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored just inside the first 2 minutes after some nice linkup play between Rooney and Mikhitaryan allowed Ibrahimovic to break free from his marker and dipped over keeper to make it 1-0.
- 35′ 1 – 1 Ashley Fletcher however brought West Ham right back into the game just before the break to make it 1-1 on the night.
48′ 2 – 1 Anthony Martial scores just after the break to make it 2-1 on the night.
62′ 3 – 1 Anthony Martial’s low cross after a well-worked team move scored another goal.
90′+3 4 – 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic added the gloss by tapping in with virtually the last kick of the game.
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