Finally, Rashford again!…’Change’ brought about in 10 minutes of input
This time, Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United victory.
Manchester United recorded a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the second leg of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) semifinals in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 2nd. As a result, United succeeded in advancing to the final with an aggregate score of 5-0, and faced Newcastle United.
Manchester United are challenging their first championship in six years. The process went smoothly. They defeated Aston Villa, Burnley and Charlton in order and faced Nottingham Forest in the semifinals. As it is divided into the first and second games, the result of the first leg was important, and we won 3-0 in the first leg held on the road.
Manchester United, who came to Old Trafford with such a lead, played a stable game operation. Manager Eric ten Haag put Rashford and David de Gea on the bench and started some rotation.
As the difference in power was large, the match was led by Man United. From the beginning of the first half, they increased possession and put pressure on Nottingham. However, it did not come to fruition as it was blocked every time by Nottingham’s defense.
The first half ended 0-0, and the frustrating flow continued until the beginning of the second half. Ten Hag changed the attack by introducing Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho. 안전놀이터
And it worked perfectly. After 10 minutes of input, Martial and Rashford showed a good combination, and Martial scored and took the lead first. Three minutes later, Rashford passed the ball with a sensuous pass, and Fred, who caught it, pushed it lightly and wedged it. That’s how Manchester United succeeded in advancing to the final with an aggregate score of 5-0.
It was Rashford’s input that broke the frustrating flow that had been going on for a long time. As much as he is showing off great form this season, his performance was great in today’s game as well. In his last 9 matches, he scored 8 goals and boasted a peak sense of goal, and in this match, he contributed to the victory with 2 assists.
In just 30 minutes, he became the main character of the game. Based on football statistics media ‘Who Scored’, Rashford recorded two shots and ranked second in the team’s most shots, and connected both key passes with assists. The highest rating was Casemiro, but Rashford also had a high rating of 7.28.