Manchester United And Newcastle Thrashed Their Rivals to Reach Carabao Cup Semi-finals

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Marcus Rashford’s Brace Sealed United’s 3-0 Win Over Charlton Athletic.

Manchester United crushed League One side Charlton Athletic 3-0 at Old Trafford to advance to the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

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Manchester United crushed League One side Charlton Athletic 3-0

Thanks to Antony‘s curling effort in the half time and two late stunning goals from England’s star Marcus Rashford which helped the Red Devils trample on the Addicks and advance to the last four of the Carabao Cup.

England forward Marcus Rashford’s brace has taken his tally for the season to 15 goals and lays Manchester United into the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

In addition, Rashford’s impressive form saw him find the net for the sixth match in a row and an eighth straight game at Old Trafford.

Antony’s fine left-footed strike from distance had earlier put the Red Devils ahead of the visitors in the 21st minute of the first half.

Antony’s fine left-footed strike from a distance gave United a lead

However, Dean Holden’s visitors got a bunch of credit for the way they continued to fight back until second-half substitute Marcus Rashford found the net late twice for a sixth successive match with goals in the 90th and 94th minutes.

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Marcus Rashford’s brace sealed the victory

For Erik Ten Hag’s Red Devils, it means eight consecutive victories and a third last-four appearance in this tournament in six seasons since United won it in 2017 under manager Jose Mourinho, being their last domestic silverware.

The United boss Erik ten Hag said after the match that he was quite delighted with the first half an hour but was less happy that his side was not clinical in front of goal.

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United boss Erik Ten Hag

The Dutchman said: “We had to be in that semi-final and we did the job.”

“I think we had to finish this off early on but in the end, the objective was to get through so compliments to the team.”

The United boss Erik Ten Hag won six trophies with Ajax, including three Eredivisie titles.

And leading the Red Devils to Carabao Cup glory in his debut season would rank as one of his best accomplishments, conceivably United should not be underestimated in this campaign.

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United’s fine form in the Carabao campaign could be the catalyst for more significant silverware under the Dutch boss Ten Hag.

Their eight straight wins for the first time since former United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made such a glorious start to his tenure in the middle of the 2018-19 season is an optimistic way for Ten Hag’s side to hunt titles this season.

Newcastle Beat Leicester City 2-0 to Reach Carabao Cup Semi-finals.

Newcastle beat Leicester City to reach EFL semi-finals

Goals from Dan Burn and Joelinton sent Newcastle on their way to the Carabao Cup semi-final with a victory over Leicester City.

The Magpies boss Eddie Howe said “you couldn’t script it” as Dan Burn’s opener for his boyhood club spurs the Magpie’s confidence to advance into the Carabao Cup semi-final at the expense of Leicester’s loss.

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Newcastle had dominated Leicester before finishing them off with two goals to end their run in the Carabao campaign.

The Magpies wasted a host of chances before defender Dan Burn ran onto Joelinton’s superb pass, beat two defenders, and slotted a shot into the bottom corner.

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Dan Burn

The scoring was finalized as Joelinton coolly netted from Miguel Almiron’s incredible pass to wrap up the 2-0 victory.

Newcastle, who occupy the third place in the Premier League is apparently on the hunt for their first trophy in more than 50 years.

And while the Magpies are headed for a first domestic semi-final in 18 years and, potentially, their first trophy since 1969, it was another miserable night for Brendan Rodgers’ side, who have only beaten MK Dons and Gillingham since the break in their season in November.

The draw for the Carabao Cup semi-finals fixtures will take place after Southampton’s last-eight match with Manchester City.

The clash will take place at St Mary Stadium today, January 11, kickoff scheduled for 9pm.

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