Manchester United were Eliminated by Derby County in the League Cup

Manchester United were humiliated by Championship Division Team Derby County after losing on penalties 7-8 (2-2) in the third round of the English League Cup at Old Trafford Stadium on Tuesday (9/25). Man United are determined to rise from adversity in the English Premier League when they host Derby County in the English League Cup.

The host does not need to wait long to be able to excel first through Juan Mata. Through the slick game scheme Mata broke into Scott Carson’s goal in the third minute. The goal began with the acceleration of Anthony Martial on the left side who gave feedback to Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian also passed the ball to Jesse Lingard who was passed to Mata and was greeted with a left-footed strike directed towards the right corner of the opponent’s goal. Mata also had time to get other golden opportunities. But this time the Spanish player’s attempt could be blocked by Carson.

Midway through the first half Lukaku almost added to the Red Devils’ advantage. Unfortunately, his header received a cross from the left did not produce a goal. In fact, the Carson goalkeeper was not in his position.

A status as a team from the Championship Division makes Derby appear with full motivation at Old Trafford. Frank Lampard’s team can apply aggressive attacking games. It’s just that there were no other goals created in the first half and Man United continued to lead 1-0.

The visitors’ beautiful game continued in the second half, until finally the Man United player made a fatal mistake by committing a foul not far from the penalty box. With peace of mind, Harry Wilson executed a free kick that produced a beautiful strike on the top right corner of goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The hosts’ penalty occurred in the 67th minute when Sergio Romero was red-carded by referee Stuart Attwell for being thought to touch the ball intentionally outside the penalty box.

The advantage of the number of players really utilized Derby County. In the final minutes of the Derby County match can turn the position through Jack Marriott’s goal utilizing Mason Mount’s rebound ball which is denied by substitute goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Nevertheless Man United could still get up and level with a Marouane Fellaini goal in the 90th minute + 5. The match must be continued on penalties.

Unfortunately, Man United’s eighth kicker Phil Jones failed to execute a penalty properly. His kick to the left of the goal could be caught by Scott Carson.

This defeat makes the Red Devils fail to step into the next round of the League Cup, while extending consistency this season.

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