- The Manchester United team earned its first trophy since 2017.
- Newcastle was defeated 2-0 by Manchester United in the championship game.
- This win marks a significant milestone for Manchester United and their fans, who have eagerly awaited a return to trophy-winning form.
Manchester United defeated Newcastle 2-0 on Sunday to win the League Cup, ending their six-year trophy drought (February 26).
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, who had only been in the position for 10 months, wasted little time in leading the team to success. At Wembley Stadium, Casemiro’s header gave United the lead in the 33rd minute, and Sven Botman’s own goal made it 2-0 in the 39th.
The win followed the team’s League Cup and Europa League double under Jose Mourinho in 2017. With United still in the running for the Premier League title and taking part in the Europa League and FA Cup, the victory also maintains the viability of Ten Hag’s four-pronged strategy.
Newcastle has been looking for a major domestic title since winning the FA Cup in 1955. For Manchester United, the previous six years have been nothing short of a crisis. But, there is now a belief that Ten Hag may restore glory.
After a VAR check for offside, Casemiro shocked Newcastle by heading past Loris Karius from a Luke Shaw free kick. Six minutes later, Newcastle was left deflated when Botman was unfortunately credited with an own goal after Marcus Rashford’s shot deflected over a helpless Karius.
Although Newcastle roused themselves into action in the second half, their wait for a trophy continues. As a result of their loss, Newcastle’s fans drifted away before the presentation. The Tyneside club has now lost each of their last nine matches at Wembley since the 1974 FA Cup final.