Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes shoots on goal during the English League Cup final against Newcastle United on February 26, 2023.
London – Manchester United players celebrate after six years first trophy. They beat Newcastle 2-0 in the final of the English League Cup and won the competition for the sixth time overall. The last time the “Red Devils” celebrated a triumph in the Europa League was in May 2017.
Newcastle had to use the third goalkeeper Loris Karius instead of the number one Nick Popo in the match due to the card penalty. Martin Dúbravka, the second goalkeeper in the standings, has already made an impact in this year's League Cup in the colors of Manchester United, where he played as a guest in the autumn. He last caught a league match in the Union Berlin jersey on February 28, 2021.
The United players beat him for the first time in the 33rd minute. From a standard situation, Casemiro headed in after Shaw's cross. Six minutes before half-time, Rashford doubled the Red Devils' lead with a significant contribution from defender Botman, who was eventually credited with the goal. . The last time “Magpies” were similarly close was in 1999, when they lost to the same opponent in the FA Cup final with the same result.