Man United 3 Colchester 0

Anthony Martial

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Col­chester Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup Quart­er-Fi­nal, Dec­ember 18, 2019. Five-times Lea­gue Cup win­ners Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Sky Bet Lea­gue Two Col­chester Uni­ted by three goals to nil cour­tesy of a goal each from Mar­cus Rash­ford and An­thony Mar­tial plus an own goal by ex-Gilling­ham de­fender Ry­an Jackson. 

Fol­low­ing a goal­less fir­st ha­lf, Mar­cus Rash­ford gave Man­chester Uni­ted the up­per hand six min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf as he be­at Col­chester Uni­ted goal­keeper Dean Gerken wi­th an un­stoppable shot from in­side the pen­alty box. The Old Traf­ford si­de kept up the pres­sure and had their sec­ond goal of the even­ing five min­utes la­ter when Ry­an Jack­son put the ball in­to his own net be­fore An­thony Mar­tial ad­ded a third for the ho­me si­de a min­ute pa­st the hour ma­rk wi­th a right-footed clo­se ran­ge ef­fort. Af­ter com­fort­ably over­com­ing Col­chester, Man­chester Uni­ted would now take on neigh­bouring rivals Man­chester City in the Cara­bao Cup Semi-Fi­nals. Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer: “We dom­in­ated and cre­ated chances, but you are nev­er sure un­til you get fir­st goal. Col­chester are a hard te­am to break down and they had goal­less res­ults ag­ainst Crys­tal Pal­ace and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ser­gio Rom­ero, Harry Ma­guire, Ash­ley Young, Lu­ke Shaw, Axel Tu­an­zebe, Ne­manja Mat­ic, An­dreas Pe­reira, Ma­ta, Mar­cus Rash­ford, An­thony Mar­tial, Ma­son Green­wood. Sub­stitutes: Ja­mes Garner, Phil Jones, Brandon Wil­li­ams, Jesse Lin­gard, Scott Mc­Tom­inay, Tahith Chong, Lee Grant. Col­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Dean Gerken, Ry­an Jack­son, Co­hen Bramall, Lu­ke Pross­er, Tom East­man, Harry Pell, Tom Lapslie, Brandon Com­ley, Lu­ke Nor­ris, Cal­lum Har­ri­ott, Frank Nouble. Sub­stitutes: Kwame Poku, Ben Steven­son, Lu­ke Gambin, Omar Sowunmi, Jevani Bro­wn, Ry­an Clamp­in, Eth­an Ross.


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Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated Col­chester Uni­ted two-nil at Lay­er Road in the third ro­und of the Lea­gue Cup on the eighth of Nov­ember 1983 thanks to goals from Gor­don Mc­Queen and Remi Moses.


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