The Carabao Cup final is underway, and Manchester United are currently in control against Newcastle. The Premier League title race remains unchanged after Saturday’s results, with both Arsenal and Manchester City securing victories while Liverpool were held to a dull draw by Crystal Palace.
Fans have flocked to London to witness the first cup final of the season, with United supporters enjoying the festivities ahead of the game. However, United’s manager Erik ten Hag and Newcastle’s boss Eddie Howe would have been feeling the pressure last night, especially with Marcus Rashford’s injury casting doubt over his availability for the match. Meanwhile, Newcastle will be hoping that Loris Karius, their starting goalkeeper for the day, can prove his worth.
Newcastle’s players are eager to end their 68-year trophy drought and claim the Carabao Cup. It’s been more than 20 years since the Magpies last made it to a final, so the stakes are high for Howe’s team.
Both sides have their key players on the field, including Rashford and Bruno Guimaraes, despite some concerns over their fitness in the lead-up to the match.