Lingard scores brace for Man United as Carabao Cup holders bounce back

Kristopher Nichols
October 25, 2017

The United goal prompted a good response from Swansea and the home side were nearly gifted a goal when Daley Blind headed the ball against the thigh of Oliver McBurnie, which saw it ricochet towards goal but bounce a few yards wide.

United started on the front foot with Smalling heading wide from Marcus Rashford's corner and Lingard forcing Swansea goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt to tip over his 25-yard effort.

Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from their shock defeat against Huddersfield in tonight's Carabao Cup fixture against Swansea. Left with a one-on-one, the England worldwide curled his shot past Nordfeldt and into the bottom corner.

Leicester City scored three goals unanswered after an early Leeds United goal to reach the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.

A much changed Manchester United side traveled to Wales to face Swansea City at the Liberty stadium. The tempo of the game was incredibly low and a number of fouls broke up play to such an extent that genuine attacking play became a rarity. Matteo Darmian was the provider from the right, curling the ball in and Lingard nodded home his third goal of the tournament.

Palace, now rock bottom of the league with just three points and two goals from their opening nine games, went ahead on 21 minutes when Bakary Sako drove home from Ruben Loftus-Cheek's assist.

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With Spurs on the horizon at the weekend, Jose Mourinho is expected to try to freshen up his side, with key players like David de Gea, Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia and Romelu Lukaku expected to be rested.

Its always hard to look past Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho keen on winning silverware.

For Swansea this was another instance of struggling to create chances at home and Paul Clement will be disappointed that his side didn't give Manchester United more of a challenge, especially as the visitors were nowhere near their best on the night.

However, the hosts couldn't penetrate United's defence, and the visitors collected a simple victory to progress to the quarter-finals.

Tuanzebe was the left centre-back in a back three for United and looked more than comfortable stepping up against Premier League opposition.

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