Derby County defeated ten-man Manchester United yesterday at Old Trafford [8-7] through post-match penalties after the game ended in a 2-2 draw in the English Football League (EFL), now called Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons.
United made six changes to the team that was forced to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Old Trafford, and some of the absentees were the likes of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and David De Gea.
Frank Lampard’s Derby were just unfortunate to concede just three minutes into the game when Jesse Lingard teed up Juan Mata to score for the hosts. However, after the goal Derby recovered so brightly winning a 55% percent of the ball.
The Championship visitors equalised just after 14 minutes into the second half through Harry Wilson to make things worse for Jose Mourinho’s side with a well struck 30-yard free-kick after Ashley Young brought down David Nugent.
The disappointment went on for the home side when goalkeeper Sergio Romero got sent off for picking the ball outside of the 18-yard box when Harry Wilson tried to get around him, forcing manager Mourinho to withdraw goal scorer Mata for third choice keeper Lee Grant in the 67th minute.
Five minutes before the end of regulation time, stubborn Derby got the second goal to make it 2-1 through Jack Marriott, which Marouane Fellaini cancelled out in the 5th minute of additional time to force the game into post-match penalties.
Derby scored all eight spot kicks, but Phil Jones last penalty was so frail and got saved by goalkeeper Scott Carson to mark the end of the game. So 8-7 it finished at Old Trafford, and United are out of the Carabao Cup.
Meanwhile, Man UTD’s neighbors, Manchester City, have gone through after beating Oxford United by three goals to nil.
Today Chelsea will travel to Anfield to meet Liverpool and Arsenal will play Brentford as Tottenham Hotspur hosts Watford.