Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scored two times to send the red Devils to the Carabao Cup quarter finals, toppling Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
The Red Devils got a penalty after a slow start, but grew into the game and won just as the tide began to turn in their favour, courtesy of some naive defending from Marcos Alonso.
The Spaniard’s loose pass on the left arrived at Daniel James’ feet and as the Welshman drove into the box, Alonso’s clumsy challenge gave away a penalty.
Rashford might have missed one at the weekend, but he confidently tucked this one away as Willy Caballero dived to the the wrong side of his goal.
A different Chelsea emerged for the second half, one with purpose, desire and energy – typified by Michy Batshuayi’s 61st minute equaliser. The Belgian beat Harry Maguire to Caballero’s clearance, won his own flick on and motored from his own half to curl a shot into the bottom corner.
Manchester United were back in front on 73 minutes, Rashford unleashing a spectacular free kick from distance which moved in the air multiple times on its way to the back of Chelsea’s net.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team then held on in an open end to the game to reach the next round of the competition.
Source: 90 mins