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Man United Beat Newcastle To Win Carabao Cup: Complete Review

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On Sunday afternoon, Manchester United finally achieved their goal of winning silverware after six years – defeating Newcastle United 2-0 to take home the Carabao Cup at Wembley Stadium.

United last won a major trophy during their 2017 Europa League campaign and looked confident against Eddie Howe’s side as Casemiro’s header and Marcus Rashford goal proved too much for Newcastle in their first League Cup final appearance since 1976.

“This has been an incredible period for this club, our first trophy of the season – but it is not enough,” Bruno Fernandes declared. “Our standards demand more and we expect even greater things.”

“Winning trophies was always my goal and we achieved it. While I am satisfied, there’s still so much more that could be achieved – much more.”

There were few clear-cut chances in an intense start, but United broke through on 33 minutes with Casemiro scoring his first of two quick goals to send half of Wembley into a frenzy.

Luke Shaw delivered a stooping ball from a wide free kick and Casemiro expertly glanced a header into the far corner; though he was judged marginally offside after a VAR check.

United doubled their advantage six minutes later as Newcastle defender Botman diverted Rashford’s effort into his own goal.

Wout Weghorst burst forward and played Rashford behind, then Botman diverted Rashford’s shot from a narrow angle over Loris Karius as United secured the trophy with ease.

Rashford’s goal was initially ruled an own goal by Botman, but later credited to him – making it his first goal in a final in his seventh appearance.

Weghorst had one final chance in first-half stoppage time with a powerful effort from distance, but Karius — making his first start since February 2021 — proved unbeatable.

Newcastle came back into the second half with an improved but toothless performance, Joelinton coming close but having his shot blocked by Lisandro Martinez as United cruised to victory.

“No one could fault our performance today – the scoreline just doesn’t reflect it,” Newcastle manager Howe said. “Unfortunately, football can be cruel at times.” He apologized that their fans couldn’t get more from us today.

Newcastle United fans had created a sea of black and white with give-away plastic flags at Wembley Stadium’s west side in the closing minutes, but dispersed before the trophy presentation began. This streak began with their loss in 1974’s FA Cup final.

Man United fans were in full voice as Bruno Fernandes raised the trophy – one they hope is just the start of many under Erik ten Hag.

United have enjoyed a remarkable improvement during Ten Hag’s first term as manager, finishing third in the Premier League table and still in the Europa League draw. Ten Hag is the first manager at Old Trafford to win silverware since Jose Mourinho.

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