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Man Utd MUN Cavani (88'), Martial (90+6)
Football League Cup Quarter-finals
Dec 23, 2020 KO: 20:00

Everton - Man Utd

Goodison Park Liverpool
Referee: Andy Madley
  88' Cavani
  90+6 Martial

Report & events

Everton 0-2 Manchester United: Cavani strikes to send visitors into League Cup semis

Late strikes from the Uruguayan and Anthony Martial sent Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's men into the last four of the cup.

Two late goals sent Manchester United into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup at the expense of Everton on Wednesday evening.

Edinson Cavani's 88th-minute strike and an Anthony Martial goal in injury time secured a 2-0 victory for the visitors, who had enjoyed the best of a match played in front of 2,000 spectators on Merseyside.

Criticised for their sluggish starts on the road this season, United flew out of the traps at Goodison Park.

Cavani was denied twice in quick succession by Robin Olsen at close range before Mason Greenwood headed agonisingly wide.

Paul Pogba, too, should have done better with a headed chance that he directed straight at Olsen.

Everton recovered to grow into the game as the half wore on with Dominic Calvert-Lewin spurning a header, and Gylfi Sigurdsson twice drawing saves from Dean Henderson before the break.

The second period started in more serene fashion, leading Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford from his bench with 25 minutes remaining in an attempt to break the deadlock.

But, just when it looked like the tie was heading to penalties, it was a United forward that started the game who decided it.

Cutting in off the right wing onto Martial's pass, Cavani lashed a left-footed effort into the bottom corner to all but secure a place in the last four for the visitors.

And the creator of that goal wrapped things up in injury time as he passed home after running in behind onto a Rashford through-ball.

Key Events

88'
  • CAVANI: A late smash into the bottom corner wins it.
    90+6
  • MARTIAL: The Frenchman wraps it up with a one-on-one finish.

    Man Utd has won the match.
    Assist

  • Assist given by Marcus Rashford.
    GOAL!!! 0-2

  • Goal by Anthony Martial.
    90+6'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Luke Shaw.
    90+4'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Anthony Martial.
    90+1'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Axel Tuanzebe.
    90'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Cenk Tosun.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Abdoulaye Doucouré.
    89'
    Assist

  • Assist given by Anthony Martial.
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Goal by Edinson Cavani.
    88'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Luke Shaw.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Alex Telles.
    84'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Anthony Martial.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Marcus Rashford.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Donny van de Beek.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Mason Greenwood.
    67'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Tom Davies.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, André Gomes.
    58'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Paul Pogba.
    57'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Bernard.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Richarlison.
    56'