Manchester United to face Newcastle in Carabao Cup final: Stats
Manchester United claimed a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the semi-final (second leg) of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford. The Red Devils won 5-0 on aggregate to reach the final, where they will face Newcastle United. Substitute Anthony Martial and mid-fielder Fred were among the goals as Manchester United extended their dominance on Nottingham. Here are the key stats.
Match stats and schedule
Man United had 13 attempts with six shots being on target compared to Forest's five and three. United had better ball possession (74%) than Forest (26%) and had a pass accuracy of 87%. Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the first leg. Meanwhile, United and Newcastle will lock horns in the final on February 26.
10 Carabao Cup finals for Man United
As per Opta, Manchester United have become the second side to reach 10 Carabao Cup finals after Liverpool (13). Man United (8) are vying to equal Liverpool (9) in terms of most Carabao Cup titles.
A record winning streak in home games
Manchester United continue with their bright form this season. They are unbeaten in their last 12 home games in all competitions. As per Opta, this is now their longest winning run at Old Trafford within a single season since registering 17 between December and May 2011. United lifted the Premier League title that season.
Key numbers for Rashford and Martial
Rashford provided two assists versus Forest. He has now raced to 7 assists this season, besides already having scored 18 goals to take his involvement to 25. He is now the second player after Erling Haaland among Premier League players to notch this tally. Martial, who returned from an injury, now has 85 career goals for United, equaling the tally of David Beckham.
Key stats for United
No Premier League side has managed to keep more clean sheets in all competitions this season than United (16, level with Newcastle). United have won their last 12 home games in all competitions as well.
How did the match pan out?
United came to this game with a 3-0 advantage but Erik ten Hag still named a strong playing XI. Just before half-time, both sides had some key moments with United striker Wout Weghorst hitting the post as well. Changes in the 2nd half saw Rashford and Martial combine well for the first goal before moments later Fred added one more.