Manchester City vs Manchester United: Nemanja Matic's goal gives Red Devils 1-0 win

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Nemanja Matic's goal gives Red Devils 1-0 win

- Manchester City vs Manchester United's Carabao Cup semifinal second leg match ended 1-0 in favor of the Red Devils

- Nemanja Matic scored the only goal for Manchester United even though he was later red carded

- Manchester City are now through to the final of the Carabao Cup after beating Man United 3-2 on aggregate

Manchester United were on Wednesday night, January 29, sent out of this season's Carabao Cup despite beating city rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the semifinal second leg at the Etihad.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his wards knew that they would have a great mountain to climb against Manchester City in the second leg after losing 3-1 at Old Trafford in the first tie.

But they tried their best by stopping Manchester City from scoring in front of their fans even though they ended the encounter with ten men.

The Red Devils started the encounter well looking for an early goal at the Etihad stadium with Harry Maguire sending a long pass to Jesse Lingard who then failed to beat Claudio Bravo.

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United however opened scoring in the 35th minute through Nemanja Matic who benefited from a great free kick played by Fred to beat Claudio.

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Guardiola's men tried all they could to restore parity in the first half, but they were unable to get it thanks to series of save by goalkeeper David De Gea.

Raheem Sterling had the chance to level up in the 50th minute after getting a pass from Kevin De Bruyne, but he was unable to go pass De Gea.

Manchester United were however reduced to ten men in the 76th minute after Nemanja Matic brought down Bernardo Silva in which the referee gave him the second yellow card which sent him out of the game.

United went on to win the encounter 1-0, but it was not enough for them to reach the final of the Carabao Cup losing 3-2 on aggregate.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has made it clear that he does not believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can operate at the required level that is expected from a Man United coach.

Last year when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho at Old Trafford, he started well, as he went some games unbeaten but United ended up without a trophy.

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