In a thrilling finale to the Carabao Cup 2023, Manchester United emerged victorious over Newcastle United with a 2-0 win.
The Red Devils put on a dominant display at Wembley Stadium, with goals from Marcus Rashford and Casemiro securing their triumph.
The game started off in a high tempo with both teams eager to take control. Manchester United looked the more dangerous side with their attacking play and Newcastle United struggled to contain them. It was only a matter of time before the Red Devils found the back of the net.
In the 33th minute,Casemiro put Manchester United in front with a stunning strike from just outside the box. The Brazilian midfielder capitalized on a defensive error by Newcastle and calmly slotted the ball past the goal keeper to put Manchester United in control.
Newcastle United tried to respond quickly, but Manchester United’s defense stood firm.
The Red Devils continued to pile on the pressure and their persistence paid off in the 39 minute when S. Botman scored the second goal (OG) of the match.
Newcastle United made some late efforts to get back into the game, but Manchester United’s defense held firm to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory.
The Red Devils’ fans erupted into celebration as the final whistle blew, with their team lifting the Carabao Cup trophy for the first time in four years.
Casemiro was named Man of the Match for his outstanding performance, which included the opening goal and several other dangerous attacks.
The England international was delighted with the win and praised his teammates for their hard work.
“It’s a great feeling to win the Carabao Cup,” Rashford said in a post-match interview. “We knew we had to be at our best today and everyone played their part. I’m just happy to have scored and helped the team to victory.”
Manchester United manager, Ten Hag, was also full of praise for his team’s performance. “We played with confidence and belief today,” he said. “We knew it wouldn’t be easy against Newcastle, but the players showed great determination and skill to come out on top. This is a great moment for the club and the fans, and we’ll enjoy it tonight.”
The Carabao Cup win marks a major milestone for Manchester United and provides a much-needed boost to their season.
The Red Devils will be looking to build on this success in the coming weeks as they push for further honours both domestically and in Europe