First title lost by Manchester United this season. The red devils, full of substitutes and without Cristiano Ronaldo in the call, lost (0-1) at Old Trafford to West Ham saying goodbye to the Carabao Cup at the first change.
Lanzini’s goal in the first half left United out of the tournament in which Solskjaer put Bruno Fernandes and Greenwood in the second half in search of a reaction that did not arrive. They crashed into Areola … and Henderson had a lot more work in his area to prevent a major triumph from the hammers.
United lived a nightmare in the Theater of Dreams similar to the one in the 2018-19 season. Then, the team led by Jos Mourinho also lost at home in the third round to the Derby County Championship (Second). On that occasion, penalties condemned them to elimination against the team then led by Lampard. History repeated itself yesterday.
At Chelsea, Kepa was the hero in the blues penalty shootout against Aston Villa. After the draw (1-1) of the 90 minutes – Werner overtook some Londoners in which Sal was the starter and Archer put the visitor draw – the Spaniard was decisive under the sticks.
He stopped Nakamba’s penalty and Young, like Chilwell, threw them out. Enough for those of Tuchel to pass on the Bridge.
In addition, Arteta’s Arsenal won (3-0) at Wimbledon in League One -third category- with goals from Lacazette, Smith Rowe and Nketiah and added three consecutive victories. And Tottenham, to whom Wolverhampton equal its 0-2 at Molineux Ground, advanced to the round on penalties.
There will be no ‘games’
The draw for the fourth round that took place yesterday after finishing the games did not throw any crosses between the greats. There will be Premier duels: Chelsea and Southampton, Arsenal and Leeds, West Ham and Manchester City and Burnley and Tottenham will meet. Liverpool, meanwhile, visit Preston of Championship (Second).