United end trophy drought with Carabao Cup win

 Manchester United claimed their first trophy since 2017 with victory over Newcastle United in the Ca­rabao Cup final at Wembley.

Newcastle’s own wait for silver­ware, stretching back to 1969, goes on after two goals inside six min­utes in the first half established Manchester United’s superiority and set them on their way to the first success under manager Erik ten Hag.

Casemiro broke the deadlock after 33 minutes when he headed home Luke Shaw’s free-kick.

His side doubled their advan­tage after Sven Botman deflected Marcus Rashford’s shot out of the reach of Newcastle’s stand-in keeper Loris Karius, deputising for the suspended Nick Pope.

Newcastle attempted to rally in the second half, but the goals have dried up at the wrong time for Eddie Howe’s men.

It meant Manchester United were back in the honours after last tasting success six years ago when lifting the Europa League under Jose Mourinho, and also winning this competition in the same cam­paign.- —BBC

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