June 20, 2021

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Two late goals from Cavani and Martial sends United to Carabao cup Semi-finals

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Two late strikes from Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial gave Manchester United a 2-0 win over Everton to book their place in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Despite making nine changes United stormed out of the blocks, helped by some early Christmas presents from the Everton defence.

They should have been ahead with Mason Greenwood hitting the post and Cavani and Donny Van De Beek going close.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were sloppy in possession and lethargic in the early stages but improved as the half wore on with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick forcing Dean Henderson into a fine save.

The Toffees were dealt a blow early in the second half when Richarlison was forced off after being sandwiched between Bruno Fernandes and Eric Bailly when challenging for a header.

The second half was a tetchy and disjointed affair but Cavani, who was lucky to escape a card for a coming together with Yerry Mina, stole the show with an unstoppable curling shot into the far corner.

And substitute Anthony Martial, who set up the opener, netted from a counter attack with the last kick of the game.

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