Crystal Palace Wins v Man Utd in Carling Cup Quarterfinal

Carling Cup Quarter Final Results – Man Utd 2-1 Crystal Palace

Manchester United was knocked out of the League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday by Crystal Palace, the Championship 2nd tier club scoring in extra time for a 2-1 victory.

A penalty equalizer from Federico Macheda four minutes later took the game into extra time.

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray headed a free kick in the eighth minute of added time to earn Palace a semifinal against fellow League Championship side Cardiff.

Having won on Tuesday, Liverpool and Manchester City will meet in the other semifinal.

“We weren’t worried about the lack of goals. We’ve got goal scorers and that showed tonight. It was a great finish from Glenn on the second.”

United fullback Fabio da Silva was the only player retained by manager Alex Ferguson from the team that drew 1-1 against Newcastle in the Premier League at the weekend. But Fabio limped out after 37 minutes and was replaced by 19-year-old Ezekiel Fryers.

Ambrose put Palace ahead with a 35-meter (yard) shot into the top corner for his team’s first goal in 550 minutes. Macheda scored from the penalty spot after he had been pulled back by Patrick McCarthy, but Murray nodded in the winning goal.

Cardiff beat Premier League bottom club Blackburn 2-0 on Tuesday, when Liverpool won 2-0 at Chelsea and City won 1-0 at Arsenal.

Manchester United was knocked out of the League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday by Crystal Palace, the second-tier club scoring in extra time for a 2-1 victory and its first win at Old Trafford since 1989.

Former Premier League midfielder Darren Ambrose put Palace ahead in the 65th minute and a weak United lineup needed a penalty equalizer from Federico Macheda four minutes later to take the game into extra time.

Striker Glenn Murray then headed a free kick by Ambrose past goalkeeper Ben Amos in the eighth minute of added time to earn Palace a semifinal against fellow League Championship side Cardiff.

Having won on Tuesday, Liverpool and Manchester City will meet in the other semifinal.

Palace, which only narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier last season, is 12th in the League Championship after five games without either a win or a goal scored.

Fabio da Silva was the only player retained by manager Alex Ferguson from the team that drew 1-1 against Newcastle in the Premier League at the weekend.

Liverpool won 2-0 at Chelsea and City won 1-0 at Arsenal keeping them in the race.

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