League Cup: Man Utd Suffer Shock Defeat To West Ham
Manchester United crashed out of the Carabao Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
The Hammers suffered a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat against United in the Premier League on Sunday when David De Gea saved Mark Noble‘s stoppage-time penalty after Jesse Lingard‘s late winner.
But David Moyes‘ men got a measure of revenge three days later as Manuel Lanzini‘s first half goal dumped United out in the third round.
Solskjaer made 11 changes and Moyes opted for 10 alterations, with West Ham’s understudies making the most of their moment in the spotlight.
Ryan Fredericks ghosted past Alex Telles and cut back for Lanzini to sweep past United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the ninth minute.
Not even the second-half introductions of Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood could swing the game the home side’s way in a performance that exposed Solskjaer’s pre-match chat about the strength of his squad as somewhat hollow.
Three times in the final five minutes the visitors should have wrapped up victory, but Andriy Yarmolenko, Noble and Jarrod Bowen all failed to hit the target. In the end though, it didn’t matter.
It was also West Ham’s first victory at Old Trafford since 2007, earning them a home tie against holders Manchester City in the last 16.
For Manchester United and Solskjaer it is an early end to their hopes of securing the first available silverware of the season, and ending the wait for a trophy that stretches back to 2017.