Manchester United vs Manchester City – LIVE!
A place in the Carabao Cup final is up for grabs as the two Manchester rivals meet at Old Trafford this evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has guided United to three cup semi-finals so far in his tenure, but has seen his team come up short in each of them and will be desperate to break the hoodoo.
Pep Guardiola has had no such problem, with his City side having won this competition in each of the past three seasons. Lying in wait for the victor is a clash with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, who beat Brentford 2-0 in last night’s first semi-final.
Usually, ties at this stage of the conception are played over two legs – but with the Covid-19 pandemic having led to congested season, the EFL’s decision to hold one-off semi-finals means we must have a winner tonight.
Both teams have come close – there have been three disallowed goals plus one shot off the post – but it’s goalless at the break.
GOAL! Manchester United 0-1 Manchester City (Stones 50)
It’s dangerous all right. Foden curls it in. The ball makes it all the way to the back post, where Stones – who accidentally trundled the ball into this very net early on – trundles this one into the bottom right off his thigh!
De Bruyne has a dig from the right of the D. The ball’s deflected out for a corner on the right. De Bruyne takes. Wan-Bissaka clears, but not with any power. The ball drops to Fernandinho, just to the left of the D. He meets it sweetly, threading a sensational fizzer into the bottom left, a flat-footed Henderson left with no chance!
City reach their fourth League Cup final in a row! They were the better side and deserve their reward. A huge grin plays across Guardiola’s face. His opposite number, a grim-faced Solskjaer, walks off to contemplate a fourth semi-final defeat in a row.