23 January, 2014 - 09:29

League Cup: Sunderland beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in penalty shootout

League Cup: Sunderland beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in penalty shootout

No Manchester derby in the League Cup final at Wembley as Sunderland stun United in ridiculous penalty shootout.

Manchester United levelled the score in the tie on 37 minutes courtesy of Jonny Evans’ header. David De Gea failed to control the shot from Phil Bardsley deep in the extra time and Sunderland looked set to have secured the win. However, United managed to create yet another attack and Javier Hernandez converted Januzaj cross seconds before the final whistle which meant the teams would have to take penalties. The shootout turned out to be one of the most farcical ever as the players only converted 3 out of 10 shots. David Moyes made a controversial decision to pick inexperienced lads to take the shots and captain Darren Fletcher was the only man to score from the spot. All Welbeck, Januzaj, Jones and Rafael failed to hit the back of the net. Sunderland were hardly any better in the shootout but managed to convert twice courtesy of Marcos Alonso and Sung-Yong Ki.

Gus Poyet, whose side lie bottom of Premier League table, will now face impressive Manchester City at Wembley on March 2.

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Author: Leon Smolski

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23 January 2014, 09:34

My oh my... Penalty shooutout looked like nobody really wanted to make it to the final with Manchester City.. What a shame..

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