Carabao Cup 3rd Round
25/09/2018 8:00 pm
Referee: Stuart Attwell
|Manchester United||Derby County|
|Mata 3, Fellaini 94||Wilson 59, Marriott 85|
Frank Lampard and his young team travel to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup 3rd Round. An unchanged side from Saturday’s victory over Brentford looks to be a reward for the excellent win. Manchester United made nine changes from their starting line-up following their draw against Wolves.
The Rams started well pushing forward but after just 3 minutes Juan Mata finished a swift attack by United.
Derby didn’t panic after the early setback and continued to play high-line attacking football but United were still a threat on the break and had to have a superb last-ditch tackle from Tomori to stop Lukaku from making it two-nil to United in the 12th minute.
Derby had a shot from Craig Bryson after good forward play from Mount and Wilson in the 20th minute. Bryson’s shot from outside of the area goes just wide.
Derby continues to be the dominant force going forward but just can’t find that last touch to get them back in the game. United, however, continue to be a very potent threat on the break. Two minutes of time added on at the end of the first half and Derby still very much in the tie at halftime.
The second half stars as the first finished with the Rams keeping up an astonishing pace and keep threatening to get that equalising goal.
In the 52nd minute, a great move b the Rams sees a ball make its way to Harry Wilson who’s shot narrowly misses the United left-hand post.
The Rams were level in the 59th minute when a free kick given for a foul on Nugent looked to be too far out to have a go at goal but Harry Wilson hit a screamer into the United goal.
United were stunned by the goal and needed to change things with a double substitution, Fellaini and Fred taking to the field.
In the 65th Minute, Romero was sent off. The United keeper came out of his area from a Nugent through ball and handled outside of his area and sees a straight red. His ironic replacement was former Rams keeper Lee Grant. Goalscorer for United Juan Mata being the outfield player sacrificed by United.
United down to ten men gave the Rams a scare in the 75th minute as Lukaku struck a post, the ball rebounding out into play and cleared by the Rams defence. Derby responds by bringing on Florian Jozefzoon for Mason Bennett.
A headed ball from Jozefzoon was turned by the post by Grant. The Rams then bring on Marriott for Nugent in the 79th minute. The League one Golden boot winner eager to score his first goal for the Rams.
Derby take the lead in the 85th minute a powerful shot by Mount was parried by Grant but Marriott follows up to head home. His first goal for the Rams and what a time to score it.
In the 94th minute Rams hearts are broken as Fellaini leaps to score a close-range header. The goal scored in 6 minutes of time added on, goodness knows where six minutes came from, but we were at Old Trafford. So Full Time 2-2 and the game goes to penalties….
Derby… Mount scores
United Lukaku scores
Derby Jozefzoon scores
United Young scores
Derby Wilson scores
United Fellaini scores
Derby Marriott scores
United Fred scores
Derby Johnson scores
United Marcial scores
Derby Bryson scores
United Dalot scores
Derby Forsyth scores
United Matic scores
Derby Keogh scores
United Jones misses