Capital One Cup Round 4: Man United knocked out, Man City and Liverpool progress:
Ashley Young, Michael Carrick and England troika Wayne Rooney missed penalties as Manchester United were eliminated by Middlesbrough from the Capital One Cup on penalties.
United were fortunate to live previous 90 minutes and were a toothless tiger all night. As Kike was flagged Daley Blind put the ball but breathe an enormous sigh of relief. After in the match, Sergio Romero virtually granted an own goal when he failed to command a Blind’s back pass, that went wide. The most impressed for the home team while Stewart Downing and Grant Leadbitter’s attempt was saved by Romero in stoppage time as he hit the woodwark.
Louis Van Gaal’s guys were punished for not converting their opportunities Marouane Fellaini shed a few chances while Anthony Martial, who replaced the hapless Memphis Depay after halftime, missed a golden opportunity to secure the deal in the dying minutes of the match. And they were humbled by the team of Aitor Karanka on penalties; dumping United out of the competition.
It was entirely a different story for United’s noisy neighbours Manchester City, who steamrolled Crystal Palace 5-1 at the Etihad to book a place in the final 16.
Goals from debutant Manu Garcia, Kelechi Iheanacho, Kevin De Bruyne, Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony helped City cruise past Crystal Palace. Damien Delaney scored a consolation goal but it was an uphill task for Palace, which they failed miserably.
Since being appointed as the successor Klopp had drawn all three of his previous games but finally got a win.
17 minutes had gone by–it was Liverpool who got their noses who hammered home the rebound had cleared Joao Teixeira’s effort off the line. Bournemouth went all guns blazing in search of an equaliser as a few of great saves were made by Adam Bogdan. Although, the hosts came -goal cushion through Roberto Firmino; whose long-range effort was smartly saved by Adam Federeci.
The Reds ultimately held on for their very first triumph of Klopp era in a comfortable manner, conquering Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth this year.