THE Manchester United secured an important advantage in the semi-finals of the English League Cup this Wednesday, against Nottingham Forest. In the debut of Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo together in the first team, at the City Ground stadium, it was the visitors who won, with a 3-0 victory. Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes scored.
Before the return game, which will take place next Wednesday, at 5 pm (Brasília time), at Old Trafford, Manchester United will have another knockout match. This Saturday, at 5 pm, the Red Devils receive Reading for the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Nottingham Forest will have the next seven days free to focus on their next meeting with Manchester United. Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo’s team, recently arrived from palm treeswill be able to return all its efforts to seek a score of at least 3 to 0, away from home, in order not to be eliminated in regular time.
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Manchester United demonstrated superiority from the start of the game. In one of their first arrivals at the opposing goal, the visitors opened the scoring. At 5 minutes, Rashford still received in his defense field and shot for the opponent’s goal. After passing three defenders, the attacker entered the area and hit the left corner of the goalkeeper, close to the crossbar, and scored a great goal.
The Red Devils extended the advantage just before the break, at 44. Antony received it at the entrance to the area and released a bomb for the goal. Hennessey managed to save, but he rebounded and the ball landed at Weghorst’s foot. The newly arrived Dutchman took advantage of the fallen goalkeeper and touched the back of the net.
The last goal of the match came near the end, at 43 of the second half. After the defender fumbled trying to cut a pass into the area, Rashford dominated and dug for the arrival of Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder took it first and hit the lower left corner.
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