EFL Cup: Manchester United crash out after losing to Derby County

EFL Cup Manchester United crash out after losing to Derby County Airnewsonline
EFL Cup Manchester United crash out after losing to Derby County

Jose Mourinho hoped to continue his winning run in the Carabao Cup, unfortunately, Manchester United were dumped out by Derby County at Old Trafford on Tuesday, as the EFL Championship side won 8-7 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the third round.

This defeat means United have failed to win at home for the third match in a row.

Juan Mata opened the scoring for the hosts after only three minutes, as a sweeping move from back to front had the Stretford End on its feet.

Derby County increased the pressure on Jose Mourinho as Scott Carson denied Phil Jones to secure a shock 8-7 penalty shoot-out win over 10-man Manchester United after a dramatic 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup.

Marouane Fellaini’s stoppage-time equaliser gave United – who had Sergio Romero sent off – a second bite, but after 15 successful penalties between the two sides, Jones saw his feeble effort saved by Carson.

Mourinho was facing his former player Lampard for the first time, and although United technically claimed a draw in 90 minutes, there was little doubt which was the better team at Old Trafford.

The victory was totally deserved by Frank Lampard’s team, as the former Chelsea midfielder schooled his former Blues coach.

Even after going behind, Derby looked fearless, brave and full of ideas, attacking United whenever the opportunity came.

In the second half, Derby were even more effective, with Mourinho’s pragmatic tactics seeing the hosts struggle before going direct for the equaliser. The second goal flattered United, who ultimately got what they deserved.

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