Manchester City have won the English League Cup the last two years, and the club is well on the way to another final in the "little" cup, officially called the EFL Cup.
There was a difference of class, as City, away, won 3-1 in the first semifinaleopgør against lokalrivalen Manchester United. It is hard to imagine, to Josep Guardiolas men to put it head start over the track in the second leg.
this is The first time in more than 22 years, Manchester United have conceded three goals already in the first half at home at Old Trafford.
3 - Manchester United have conceded three first half goals in a match at Old Trafford for the first time since May 1997 against Middlesbrough. Overwhelmed. #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/vJiGiqH3ar— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 7, 2020
Manchester United were outplayed before the break and praise happy that it went worse against a sparkling City team in full control.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær had chosen a team that mixed established names with young talents. But as the unit was the home team run over from the start and, behind 0-3 at the break.
Bernardo Silva opened the scoring in the 17. minute, when he superbly sent the ball up in the opposite målhjørne.
United's bagkæde was again and again caught in disarray, and after 33 minutes it went wrong. Bernardo Silva found Riyad Mahrez with a precise presentation and algerieren could easily double City's lead.
Marcus Rashford and Manchester United were behind with three goals already at the break. Photo: Peter Powell/Ritzau Scanpix
Shortly after it began to look like a regular humiliation of the home team. Kevin De Bruyne got off easy through the left side, and his post hit United's Andreas Pereira and bounced into the goal for an own goal.
It was a bit better for Manchester United in the second half, where the guests not used unnecessary forces in the midst of a busy schedule.
Marcus Rashford got even reduced to 1-3 20 minutes before the time, when he was played free of the Mason Greenwood.
the Scoring however did not it is big on kampbilledet. City tried to get the time to go without too many swords, and United lacked the quality to put lokalrivalen under pressure.
There is a fight at the Etihad Stadium 29. January, while the final is played at Wembley 1. march.
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