Manchester United defeated Aston Villa in a goal fest at Old Trafford to progress into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup avenging their loss in the Premier League to Unai Emery’s men in the process.
All six goals were scored in a frantic second half with Ollie Watkins opening the scoring in the 48th minute before Anthony Martial equalised for the home side.
Diogo Dalot’s own goal in the 61st minute was then quickly cancelled out by Marcus Rashford who made amends for an earlier miss to put United back on track.
With momentum on their side, Erik ten Hag’s men poured forward in search of a winner and finally got their deserved reward in the 78th minute when Alejandro Garnacho found Bruno Fernandes on the edge of the box and the midfielder’s shot took a deflection off Tyron Mings into the back of the net.
The 18-year-old then got his second assist of the night in the 91st minute when he provided the cross for Scott McTominay who got his boot on the ball to take it past Robin Olsen and seal the 4-2 win for his side.
Following their win over Aston Villa, Manchester United drew Burnley in the next round of the Carabao Cup.
The round of 16 will also see a blockbuster clash between holders Liverpool and Manchester City, the semifinalists in the previous year.
Carabo Cup’s next round will take place on December 20th following the World Cup.