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EFL Cup: Man U to play Newcastle at Wembly

2MW8XXY Manchester United's Jadon Sancho (left) comes off the bench to make a substitute appearance during the Carabao Cup semi-final, second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Wednesday February 1, 2023.

Manchester United made light work of Nottingham Forest as they eased through their EFL Cup semi-final second leg to book a 1999 Wembley final rematch with Newcastle.

Second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Fred ensured victory on the night, even though a place in the final was virtually secured anyway thanks to their 3-0 first-leg triumph at the City Ground.

Martial marked his return from a four-match injury absence by driving home his sixth goal of the season, after a pass intended for Marcus Rashford deflected back to the French striker 17 minutes from time.

Within 180 seconds, United had another when Bruno Fernandes picked out Rashford with a brilliant curling cross-field pass, which the England man turned into the path of Fred, who nudged the ball into an empty net from barely a yard out with his knee.

Man United put themselves within one victory of their first trophy since 2017. The EFL cup finals will be played on February 26.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas

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