The Spanish Juan Mata, from a penalty, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood sealed Manchester United’s pass to the round of 16 of the English League Cup on Tuesday with a 0-3 victory over Luton Town, in the second category ( Championship).
Despite the strength of the scoreboard, United did not resolve the duel until the last minutes.
Mata put Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team ahead by converting a penalty on the edge of half-time. But United did not breathe until the 88th minute, with a goal from Rashford. With the time already fulfilled Greenwood completed the triumph.
Manchester United will play at the end of September in the round of 16 against the winner of Wednesday’s match Preston North End-Brighton & Hove Albion.
West Ham United had no problem knocking out third-tier Hull City with a resounding 5-1 with doubles from France’s Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko of Ukraine. In the round of 16 he will face the winner of Fleetwood Town-Everton this Wednesday.
West Ham manager David Moyes and two of his players, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, left the stadium before the game after testing positive for coronavirus.
The English club reported in a statement that the medical team was informed of the result when the squad was already at the London Stadium preparing for the match. “The coach and both players immediately left the stadium and returned home,” West Ham said.
“The three, all of them asymptomatic, will now follow the guidelines of the health authorities of England, as well as the recommendations and protocols of the Premier League,” adds the note. Alan Irvine was on the bench for West Ham.
West Bromwich Albion did not pass the round, which fell on penalties (4-5) against Brentford, from the Championship. In the shoot-out from eleven meters, Grady Diangana’s failure leaves Slaven Bilic’s box out. Brentford will meet the winner of Fulham-Sheffield Wednesday in the round of 16.
Likewise, Newport County (4th) continues ahead, who beat Watford 3-1 (2nd), in which only Venezuelan Adalberto Peñaranda scored. His opponent in the round of 16 will be the winner of Morecambe-Newcastle United.