United edge out Southampton to lift the EFL Cup

Two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Manchester United claim the first major silverware of the season as they edged out Southampton 3-2 to win the EFL Cup at Wembley.

It was nearly a dream start for Southampton, who had the opening goal wrongly ruled out for offside. United then took the mantle and goals from Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard seemingly put them in control of the tie.

Two goals, either side of half-time from Manolo Gabbiadini drew the Saints level before Ibrahimovic headed home from close range to break Southampton hearts.
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Spurs thump Stoke to cure European hangover

A hat-trick from Harry Kane helped Spurs bounce back from their Europa League exit in style, with a thumping 4-0 win over Stoke City at White Hart Lane.

A fantastic first-half display saw Kane net three goals before turning provider as Dele Alli made it 4-0 before the break.

The second was a far less lively affair, as Stoke looked less vulnerable defensively and Spurs controlled possession, to secure the three points and a clean sheet.
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Match Report: Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

Summer signing Andre Ayew scored and then turned provider, as Swansea City came from a goal down to beat Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium. After a goalless first half, Juan Mata caught the Swansea backline napping and applied a simple finish to give United the lead. Ayew then drew the Swans level, as he found himself in space to head home from close range. … Continue reading Match Report: Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

Match Report: Club Brugge 0-4 Manchester United

A Wayne Rooney hat-trick helped Manchester United end their one year hiatus from the Champions League and qualify for the Group Stage after a comfortable 4-0 victory over Club Brugge in Belgium. Ending a spell of 10 games without a goal, Rooney netted after 20 minutes and opened the flood gates with a quick fire double after half-time to put the game firmly to bed. … Continue reading Match Report: Club Brugge 0-4 Manchester United

Match Report: Arsenal 4-1 West Brom

Theo Walcott was Arsenal’s hero, as a first half hat-trick helped Arsenal to a 4-1 win over West Brom. The England international found the net from an impossible angle after just four minutes and added another on 14 minutes, to put Arsenal in complete control. A stunning volleyed effort from Jack Wilshere rifled past goalkeeper Boaz Myhill before Walcott latched on to a Santi Cazorla … Continue reading Match Report: Arsenal 4-1 West Brom

Southend United Promoted After Penalty Drama

Phil Brown guided Southend United to promotion after an exhilarating 7-6 penalty shootout victory over Wycombe Wanderers in the League Two play-off final at Wembley. Southend fans had started leaving as goalkeeper Daniel Bentley’s own goal looked to have sealed the game for Wycombe but with just seconds to go Joe Pigott sent the game to penalties. Bentley then turned hero, as he pushed Sam … Continue reading Southend United Promoted After Penalty Drama

Free Wenger: Arsenal Close In On Flamini

Following the Frenchman’s release from AC Milan, Mathieu Flamini began training with Arsenal purely to keep up his fitness whilst finding a new club. However, a cryptic clue from Wenger this morning could imply that the arrangement is more serious than it first appeared. Wenger was quoted this morning as saying “I don’t say there’s no chance and I don’t say there is a chance” … Continue reading Free Wenger: Arsenal Close In On Flamini