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2017/02/26 | 18:30 |  Capital One Cup | Wembley Stadium, London |  Full Time

As it happened: Man United 3-2 Southampton

2017-02-26 18:01
Last Updated at 13:14
26 Feb 20:34
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26 Feb 20:32

Man of the Match:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

26 Feb 20:27
FULL-TIME: Man United beat Southampton 3-2 to lift the League Cup.
26 Feb 20:20
90' The fourth official signals four minutes of added time will be played.
26 Feb 20:20
88' Man United make their final substitution of the game as Fellaini replaces Martial as Jose Mourinho look to close up shop.
26 Feb 20:16
83' GOAL! WHO ELSE but Zlatan hits United's third with a header from close range.
26 Feb 20:14
85' Bertrand again gets behind the Man United defence and puts in a dangerous cross but no one can get on the end of it.
26 Feb 20:13
84' Rashford hits a shot from an acute angle but Forster makes a save with his legs.
26 Feb 20:12
83' The game is stretching out now as both sides are starting to tire.
26 Feb 20:11
82' Goalscorer Gabbiadini is replaced by Shane Long.
26 Feb 20:10
81' Redmond who's been dangerous all night hits a shot that's deflected for a corner kick.
26 Feb 20:06
76' Lingard is replaced by Marcus Rashford for United while Southampton replace Tadic with Boufal.
26 Feb 20:05
75' The ball breaks to Lingard at the far post from a Martial cross but Lingard hits it over the crossbar from 5 yards out.
26 Feb 20:03
74' Zlatan and Pogba link up and almost create a chance but the Southampton defence clear it for a corner.
26 Feb 20:02
73' Ibrahimovic strikes the wall with the resulting free-kick.
26 Feb 20:02
73' Pogba wins a free-kick with a bit of skill on the edge of the Southampton area.
26 Feb 20:01
72' Tadic pulls back a dangerous cross but it's just cut out by a Man United defender.
26 Feb 19:58
69' Yoshida makes an important intervention on Martial as the Frenchman was bearing down on the Southampton goal.
26 Feb 19:57
68' From the resulting free-kick Yoshida wins the first ball but Ibrahimovic clears the second ball clear from inside his own box.
26 Feb 19:56
67' Michael Carrick concedes a free-kick in a dangerous area.
26 Feb 19:53
64' Southampton have Man United on the ropes as their fans are lighting up Wembley Stadium with their phones.
26 Feb 19:51
61' Romeu hits the post from a corner, with De Gae beaten all ends up.
26 Feb 19:49
59' Romeu leads in with an elbow and catches Herrera who seems to be making the most out of it.
26 Feb 19:47
52' Ryan Bertrand receives a booking for a late challenge.
26 Feb 19:39
49' GOAL! Gabbiadini scores again to draw Southampton level.
26 Feb 19:38
46' The second half is underway.
26 Feb 19:21
HALF-TIME: Man United 2-1 Southampton.
26 Feb 19:17
45' GOAL! Gabbiadini pulls a goal back for Southampton after getting at the end of a smart Ward-Prowse cross.
26 Feb 19:13
40' In the resulting fracas Lingard receives a booking.
26 Feb 19:13
39' Jack Stephens receives a booking for a studs up challenge and is lucky to remain on the pitch.
26 Feb 19:10
37' GOAL! Against the run of play Jesse Lingard doubles Man United's lead.
26 Feb 19:08
36' Southampton are continuing to put Man United under pressure and have done everything but score.
26 Feb 19:04
30' Tadic finds a bit of space outside the area but De Gae saves his effort using his legs. Southampton are really piling pressure on Man United.
26 Feb 19:01
29' Man United might be 1-0 up but they've been totally outplayed by the Saints.
26 Feb 19:00
27' Ward-Prowse hits a low shot from just outside the area but De Gae is equal to it.
26 Feb 18:59
24' Ander Herrera picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Bertrand.
26 Feb 18:51
17' GOAL! It's that man again! From the resulting free-kick Zlatan Ibrahimovic beats Forster with a sublime effort.
26 Feb 18:49
17' The referee dips into his pocket to book Oriol Romeu for a late challenge five yards outside the area.
26 Feb 18:46
14' Southampton are playing at a pace that Man United don't like.
26 Feb 18:45
13' Ryan Bertrand, who is looking the most dangerous player out there, cuts inside from the wing but drags his shot past the upright.
26 Feb 18:44
12' Southampton are looking increasingly dangerous now as Tadic puts in a cross that is flicked away from danger by Rojo.
26 Feb 18:43
10' United breath a huge sigh of relief as Southampton put the ball into the back of the net but Gabbiadini is wrongly ruled offside.
26 Feb 18:40
8' Bertrand drags his attempted shot but wins a corner for the Saints.
26 Feb 18:39
7' Bertrand tries to play in Tadic but Herrera reads the danger and follows his man to make the interception.
26 Feb 18:37
5' Man United have settled quicker into the game and are controlling possession in the opening stanza.
26 Feb 18:36
3' it opens up for Pogba who hits a thunderous shot from range, but Forster fists his attempt away.
26 Feb 18:34
2' Ward-Prowse drifts a cross into the far post but it's safely cleared by Bailly.
26 Feb 18:31
1' We're underway in this League Cup Final between Man United and Southampton.
  • 94'

    FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON. Manchester United win their first trophy under Jose Mourinho! Ibrahimovic scored two goals, the first one from a free-kick and then the second one in the final minutes of the game. Lingard scored second and then Gabbiadini scored one goal on either side of the half-time break to give the Saints a chance. Manchester United win the EFL Cup Final!

  • 92'

    Southampton have played well today but United have managed to score an extra goal to take the lead in the final few minutes. The Saints are throwing everything they have at United now.

  • 90'

    Marouane Fellaini comes on for Anthony Martial for United while Jay Rodriguez replaces Steven Davis for Southampton. There will be four added minutes to this half.

  • 87'

    GOAL, MANCHESTER UNITED, IBRAHIMOVIC! 3-2: Ibrahimovic does it again! Martial plays a brilliant pass to Herrera who in turn drives it to Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic slots it into the back of the net and this is a crucial goal for United who looked rattled after the goals from the Saints.

  • 86'

    Southampton causing United all sorts of problems as Rashford fails to track Bertrand's run and his fizzing drive flashes across the face of goal.

  • 83'

    Gabbiadini leaves the field after scoring two goals for the Saints, he is replaced with Shane Long.

  • 82'

    Redmond misplaces an inadvertent wall pass with Bailly, moves infield and drives a low shot from 20 yards that nicks off Carrick and goes wide. The corner is cleared.

  • 79'

    United are having a good spell of play, they are dominating the possession. This is probably their best period of play in the second half.

  • 76'

    Sofiane Boufal replaces Dusan Tadic, and Marcus Rashford is on for Jesse Lingard. Changes to both sides.

  • 74'

    Pogba wins a free-kick off Tadic 30 yards away from the Saints goal. Ibrahimovic drives the ball straight into the wall and is not able to repeat his first goal heroics.

  • 72'

    United get a free-kick on the right wing. Herrera plays a disguised cutback to Carrick in space on the edge of the area. Southampton are under pressure but they manage to clear the ball.

  • 70'

    Martial puts in a great run and slides a pass through to Lingard. Lingard then tries to get the better of Forster but Yoshida kicks the ball away for a corner.

  • 68'

    Romeu takes the ball forward and tries to push it towards the far post but Ibrahimovic hacks it clear.

  • 67'

    Carrick is penalised for bundling Ward-Prowse to the ground in the United half and Southampton will look to take this and drive it into the area.

  • 63'

    Saints are on the attack again and they win a corner. Ward-Prowse takes the corner and Romeu rises high to meet it above Pogba but hits it straight into the crossbar! De Gea was stranded in his goal.

  • 61'

    Herrera is down holding his face and he looks like he has been struck by Romeu's elbow. Referee Marriner ignores and does not give a card. Romeu is already on a yellow card.

  • 59'

    Pogba has had a very average game today and Martial gets a half chance for United but they are not able to make anything out of it.

  • 57'

    Ibrahimovic takes the ball into the Saints half and tries to pass the ball toward Martial but decides against it. Three Saints defenders crowd him out and win the ball.

  • 56'

    YELLOW! Redmond is booked for a late challenge on Carrick in the midfield.

  • 53'

    United look rattled now after conceding a goal on either side of the break. They need to regroup and play better if they want to win this from here.

  • 50'

    It was a brilliant goal from Gabbiadini and Lingard should consider himself lucky to not get a yellow card for a foul on Redmond.

  • 48'

    GOAL, SOUTHAMPTON, GABBIADINI! 2-2: Gabbiadini has equalised for the Saints. United fail to clear the corner and it is headed back from the edge of the box to Gabbiadini who slots it into the United goal past De Gea. Southampton score just after the break to level the score.

  • 46'

    Michael Carrick replaces Juan Mata during the break for United.

  • 46'

    Second half begins.

  • 47'

    HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON. Gabbiadini was disallowed a goal because of a poor offside decision and United managed to capitalize on that by scoring twice, first through Ibrahimovic's free-kick and then through Lingard's goal. Gabbiadini scored his first goal of the game in extra time as Southampton pulled one back. The score is 2-1 after the first half.

  • 46'

    GOAL, SOUTHAMPTON, GABBIADINI! 2-1: Redmond plays the ball back to Ward-Prowse who plays a brilliant pass towards Gabbiadini. Gabbiadini goes between a cople of defenders and slots the ball perfectly into De Gea's net. Southampton pull one back just before the break.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of added time to this half.

  • 43'

    Tadic runs at Bailly in the box but is then forced to use it right foot, and the shot is driven wide.

  • 40'

    YELLOW! Stephens is booked for a bad tackle on Martial. Poor challenge from the Saints man and United players appeal for a red card but only a yellow card is shown.

  • 38'

    GOAL, MANCHESTER UNITED, LINGARD! 2-0: Rojo combined nicely with Mata and Martial on the left wing before driving the ball to Lingard. Lingard kicks the ball perfectly through Yoshida's legs and past Forster into the Saints goal. United lead by two goals, Jesse Lingard gets his third goal in as many games at Wembley.

  • 35'

    Ward-Prowse with the corner for the Saints and it is a nice kick into the area but Yoshida and Stephens fail to turn the ball into goal and United scramble to clear the ball.

  • 32'

    A brilliantly angled pass from Redmond finds Tadic and he runs away from Pogba to shoot but De Gea has it covered and makes the save with his legs.

  • 30'

    Ward-Prowse and Gabbiadini link up again, and this time the ball goes to Gabbiadini who has a lot of space on the right wing. He takes the ball into the United area but defenders crowd him out and the move falls apart.

  • 27'

    Gabbiadini cuts the ball back to Ward-Prowse, whose strong low drive is well saved down to his right by De Gea.

  • 26'

    Lingard takes the ball into the Southampton half and tries to pass it to Ibrahimovic but the Saints defence reads it perfectly and clears.

  • 24'

    This will test the Saints who should have been ahead but the goal was disallowed because of a poor offside call. United have since taken the lead.

  • 21'

    Replays show that Forster should have done better to stop the ball. The Swede gives United the lead in the final.

  • 20'

    GOAL, MANCHESTER UNITED, IBRAHIMOVIC! 1-0: Ibrahimovic curls the free-kick in and it is out of Forster's reach. United take the lead after Romeu's unnecessary challenge.

  • 18'

    YELLOW CARD! First booking of the game as Oriol Romeu picks up a yellow card for clashing with Herrera on the edge of the Saints area. This is a dangerous position to concede a kick.

  • 14'

    Redmond drifts in off the left flank on to his right foot but he drags a poor effort well wide. Southampton are attacking now, after sitting back in their half for the first few minutes of the game.

  • 13'

    Replays show that Gabbiadini was onside and the linesman made the wrong call.

  • 11'

    Southampton have the ball and they attack, Cedric's low cross finds Gabbiadini. Gabbiadini is caught offside and the flag goes up, the goal will be disallowed.

  • 10'

    Redmond’s long-range shot deflects off Herrera for a corner. One corner results into another.

  • 9'

    Lingard gathers possession deep in Southampton territory before laying it off to Ibrahimovic, but the referee penalises him for a handball.

  • 7'

    Good start from both sides, they are settling into the game nicely. The Saints have dropped deep and are happy to give some possession away but United are patiently building it up.

  • 4'

    Southampton have made a fast start. Tadic pushes the ball into the box, it misses a couple of players and Smalling does well to avoid an own goal.

  • 2'

    Lingard tries to push forward with an early attack and he takes it into the Saints half but Cedric is quick to win the ball back before Lingard can find Ibrahimovic.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! First half begins. The Saints kick-off the final.

  • 0'

    Martin Caceres and Sofiane Boufal are on the bench for the Saints.

  • 0'

    Carrick and Rooney are on the bench.

  • 0'

    United make six changes from the side that won in St Etienne. De Gea, Valencia, Rojo, Herrera, Lingard and Martial come in to the side. Romero, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Blind are out and Mkhitaryan will not play because he is injured.

  • 0'

    Sofiane Boufal returns from injury to earn a place on the bench.

  • 0'

    Southampton are unchanged from their 4-0 win at Sunderland.

  • 0'

    Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini.

  • 0'

    Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smailling, Rojo, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Ibrahimovic.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the EFL Cup Final between Manchester United and Southampton from Wembley Stadium.

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    • 19' Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    • 38' Jesse Lingard
    • 87' Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    • 45' Manolo Gabbiadini
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  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
    • 24' Ander Herrera
    • 41' Jesse Lingard
    • 18' Oriol Romeu
    • 40' Jack Stephens
    • 56' Nathan Redmond
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  • David de Gea
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  • Marcos Rojo
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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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  • Chris Smalling
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  • Fraser Forster
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  • Maya Yoshida
  • Steven Davis
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Oriol Romeu
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Manolo Gabbiadini
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Jack Stephens
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Michael Carrick
  • Daley Blind
  • Ashley Young
  • Marcus Rashford
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  • Shane Long
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  • Martin Caceres
  • Sofiane Boufal
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
  • Sam McQueen
  • Mouez Hassen

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