Manchester United bounced back to winning ways in the English Football League Cup, beating League One side Northampton 3-1 at the Sixfield stadium on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Second half strikes from substitute Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera ensured United booked a place in the fourth round of the competition.
Michael Carrick who returned to United’s starting line-up after missing the last two games gave the Premier League side the lead after 17 minutes. He curled in a brilliant shot from the edge of the box after Wayne Rooney’s free-kick was blocked to his path.
In the 30th minute, Rooney thought he had doubled United’s lead with a brilliant header off a cross from Timothy Fosu-Mensah but his effort was ruled out for an offside.
In the 38th minute, Kenji Gorre came close to levelling scores with a fierce shot that was tipped over the bar by Sergio Romero in goal for Manchester United.
With three minutes left to play in the first half, Alexander Revell restored parity for the hosts from the spot after Daley Blind was penalised for a foul on Hoskins inside the box.
At the Liberty stadium, Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho was on from the start as a goal in each half from Gael Clichy and Aleix Garcia gave Manchester City a 2-1 win over Swansea. Gylfi Sigurdsson grabbed a consolatory goal in stoppage time.
At White Hart Lane, a brace from Christian Eriksen and strikes from Vincent Janssen, Joshua Onomah and Erik Lamela condemned Gillingham to a 5-0 defeat.
At Loftus Road, Patrick McNair scored a brace for Sunderland who recorded their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers. Sandro had handed the hosts a 60th minute lead.
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