EFL Cup: Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrate!
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EFL Cup semi-final results: Manchester United 2-0 Hull City, Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
In their first leg FA Cup semi-final tie Manchester United continued their winning streak by beating Hull City at Wembley with second half goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. United have won their last nine games in all competitions. Juan Mata has scored in three of his past four EFL Cup matches scoring two goals for Manchester United, and one goal for Chelsea. Liverpool lost their first leg FA Cup semi-final tie to a fit and agressive Southampton 1-0.
With a second leg still to come, Manchester United and Southampton go into their ties with the lead after Hull City and Liverpool lost their first semi-final matches. Giant Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool remain confident of winning their second-leg clashes to go on to compete in a battle of the titans in the 2017 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to protect his record of never losing a semi-final match. Klopp said, “When you can smell the final you do everything to get there.”
Before the game Southampton manager Claude Puel was confident.
"We played Liverpool in the Premier League and it was a strong game for us with organisation," said Frenchman Puel. "We played strong and were strong in defence. We played at a good level but it will be important for this game to have more of the ball and try and have control of the game. Their ability to control the ball along with good pressing, with technical players, is exciting. We want to exploit them. The players are ready for the game. It is an exciting challenge for us. The Premier League game was strong, there are many games in January, different possibilities. This game is important and I think my players are ready for the game."
de Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Rooney, Mkhitaryan, Rashford. Subs: Martial, Lingard, Carrick, Blind, Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Fellaini.
Jakupovic, Huddlestone, Maguire, Robertson, Meyler, Mason, Clucas, Tymon, Snodgrass, Henriksen, Diomande. Subs: Hernandez, Maloney, Weir, Marshall, Bowen, Clackstone.
Forster, Cédric, van Dijk, Yoshida, Bertrand, Clasie, Romeu, Davis, Tadić, Redmond, Rodriguez.
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The EFL Cup was formerly known as the Capital One Cup or Carling Cup. The exciting EFL Cup final takes place at Wembley Stadium in London. The current English Football League Cup champions are Manchester City after defeating Liverpool on penalties in the thrilling 2016 EFL Cup Final at Wembley (see photos below). Liverpool who are still in the race are winners of the cup a record eight times and finalists in 2016.
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On January 25, Liverpool host Southampton at Anfield Road in their return tie. On January 26, Manchester United travel to clash with Hull City at KC Stadium in their return match.
The EFL Cup Final 2017 will be played at Wembley Stadium in London on February 26. Great guaranteed EFL tickets and EFL Final 2017 tickets are still available at a variety of prices from LiveFootballTickets.com.
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EFL CUP RECENT RESULTS
Capital One Cup
2015-16 Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City* - Man City won on penalties
2014-15 Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
2013-14 Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland
2012-13 Bradford City 0-5 Swansea City
2011-12 Cardiff City 2-2 Liverpool* - Liverpool won on penalties
2010-11 Arsenal 1-2 Birmingham City
2009-10 Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United
2008-09 Manchester United* 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City celebrated EFL Cup victory with the trophy after the 2016 Capital One Cup Final match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London, England. Manchester City won 3-1 on penalties.