Marcus Rashford: Lampard hails Man United star after stunning free-kick against Chelsea

Marcus Rashford: Lampard hails Man United star after stunning free-kick against Chelsea

​​- Marcus Rashford scored a sensational brace to dump Chelsea out of Carabao Cup

- His stunning second-half free-kick was enough to send Man United to the last eight of the competition

- Man United will now take on League Two outfit Colchester in the next round of the tournament

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hailed Marcus Rashford for his thunderbolt free-kick that sealed a 2-1 win for Man United against the Blues in the Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday, October 30.

Rashford emerged match hero during the epic clash played at Stamford Bridge, netting both goals to book a quarter final place for the Red Devils in the competition.

The Englishman scored the opener in the first half from the penalty spot, beating Willy Caballero who was in goal for Chelsea to find the back of the net.

Michy Batshuayi would however draw the home side level in the 73rd minute, before Rashford firing in a ferocious free-kick winner from 35 yards.

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Carabao Cup: Frank Lampard hails Marcus Rashford's free-kick against Chelsea

Marcus Rashford beat Willy Caballero from a free kick during the Carabao Cup Round at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Getty Images.
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The sensational strike elicited excitement from fans, with many taking to social media to heap praise on the England international.

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Whereas a few contend the goal was as a result of a deflection, Lampard admitted it takes "great technique" for one to score such.

"Well, the second goal doesn't even come into the equation. That is just a bolt out of the blue. No team can stop that," Lampard said as quoted by ​Manchester Evening News.

"It's great technique. We've seen Marcus Rashford hit balls with a similar technique. Whoever you are in the world they don't always go into the top corner," he further added.

Earlier, reported that Carabao Cup draw has seen Liverpool get a tricky tie against Aston Villa in December.

Manchester United will face Colchester after their heroic performance against Chelsea.

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United’s rivals Manchester City have been drawn against League One side Oxford FC; while an all-Premier League quarterfinal fixture will see Everton face in-form Leicester City.

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