Cape Town - Marcus Rashford scored either side of Michy
Batshuayi's equaliser as Manchester United clinched a 2-1 victory over Chelsea
in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team have now won three matches in a
row in all competitions since drawing 1-1 with Liverpool earlier this month.
United, who made four changes to the team that won 3-1
against struggling Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday, started the
fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge well and Scott McTominay swept an early shot
into the side-netting.
The visitors deservedly took the lead in the 25th minute
thanks to Rashford's spot-kick after Daniel James had gone down under Marcos
Alonso's challenge, and United remained 1-0 ahead at the break.
Christian Pulisic, who scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's
excellent 4-2 win at Burnley on Saturday, dragged a shot wide for Frank
Lampard's team, who equalised soon after the hour mark when Michy Batshuayi
latched on to a long goal-kick and crashed a 20-yard shot home.
However, United restored their lead in the 73rd minute and
once again it was Rashford who scored, this time with a stupendous a 30-yard
Kurt Zouma flicked a late header wide for the home team, but
Chelsea could not force a second equaliser.
United will be involved in the quarter-final draw on
Thursday morning alongside Liverpool, Leicester City, Colchester, Everton,
Aston Villa, Oxford and Manchester City.
- TeamTalk Media