Milton Keynes 4 Man Utd 0
Milton Keynes Dons 4 Manchester United 0, Stadium MK, English Football League Cup Second Round, August 26, 2014. Strikers Will Grigg and Benik Afobe registered two goals each for League One club Milton Keynes Dons as Louis van Gaal´s Manchester United side suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at Stadium MK in the second round of the Football League Cup.
Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea conceded four goals against Milton Keynes Dons in a match which was the first ever meeting between the two teams. The Premier League club were a goal down at the break and the visiting side eventually lost the game by four goals to nil. Northern Ireland international Will Grigg, who was on loan from Brentford, opened the scoring account for The Dons as the twenty-three-year-old striker took full advantage of a mistake by fellow countryman Jonny Evans to sweep the ball beyond the outstretched arm of De Gea and into the net from inside the area five minutes before the half-hour mark. Spurred on by their supporters, Milton Keynes kept pushing forward after the restart and Grigg scored again when he chested a Ben Reeves cross past De Gea and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net three minutes past the hour mark. Then, five minutes later, Stadium MK boss Karl Robinson decided to replace Grigg with Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe, who went on to add a third goal for the hosts when he powered home an unstoppable low effort on seventy minutes. And with six minutes left on the referee´s clock, Afobe finished the scoring spree for Milton Keynes with with a fierce shot from inside the box that left De Gea with no chance to save. Milton Keynes Dons Team: David Martin, Dean Lewington, Kyle McFadzean, Ben Reeves, George Baldock, Antony Kay, Dele Alli, Samir Carruthers, Darren Potter, Dean Bowditch, Will Grigg. Substitutes: Ian McLoughlin, Jordan Spence, Danny Green, Mark Randall, Daniel Powell, Benik Afobe, Tom Hitchcock. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Marnick Vermijl, Reece James, Jonny Evans, Saidy Janko, Michael Keane, Nick Powell, Oliveira Anderson, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa. Substitutes: Ben Amos, Wilfried Zaha, Paddy McNair, Tom Thorpe, Andreas Pereira, Adnan Januzaj, James Antony Wilson.
David De Gea Quickfacts
David de Gea made his debut for Atletico Madrid in a 2-0 Champions League Group Stage defeat against Porto at Estadio do Dragao at the age of eighteen on the 30th of September 2009.