EFL Cup - Third Round
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Manchester United 4-1 Burton Albion

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford has scored five goals in his last five Manchester United games

Marcus Rashford scored twice as holders Manchester United overpowered Burton Albion at Old Trafford to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Championship Burton made nine changes and fell 1-0 down when Rashford dinked the ball over keeper Connor Ripley.

England forward Rashford made it 2-0 with a 20-yard finish before Jesse Lingard's deflected shot found the net.

Anthony Martial added the fourth from a Rashford assist, Lloyd Dyer scoring a stoppage-time consolation.

United will play away at Swansea City in the fourth round.

Elsewhere, it was a night devoid of shocks as Chelsea put five past Championship Nottingham Forest, Everton eased past Sunderland and Arsenal beat Doncaster Rovers 1-0.

The closest to a shock came at the Hawthorns as West Brom scored a 72nd-minute equaliser against Manchester City before losing to Leroy Sane's second of the night.

Carabao Cup fourth-round draw
Ties to be played week commencing 23 October
Tottenham v West Ham
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Manchester United
Arsenal v Norwich
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester City v Wolves
Leicester v Leeds
Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

United's strength in depth shines through

Keeper Sergio Romero made his first start since United's Europa League final triumph against Ajax in May, while Michael Carrick captained the team on his first appearance of the season.

Rashford and Juan Mata were the only two players who started the 4-0 win over Everton last Sunday to make the team, but there was still no starting place for Luke Shaw.

Since returning from injury in last season's Community Shield, the former Southampton defender has started just 17 of 72 games.

Shaw came on at the start of the second half by which time United were 3-0 ahead.

Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw came on as a substitute - his first competitive action since April

It was a night of positives for Jose Mourinho, although the United boss is likely to have been unimpressed when 21-year-old substitute keeper Joel Castro Pereira dropped the ball allowing Dyer to score with a few seconds to play.

Burton's changes puzzle Mills

Burton, 19th in the Championship table, face QPR in the league on Saturday, yet Nigel Clough's decision to make nine changes puzzled at least one pundit.

"A lot of these Burton players will never get a chance to play at Old Trafford again," said former England defender Danny Mills on BBC Radio 5 live before the tie.

"They are coming here knowing however many changes Manchester United make, United will still be unbelievably strong. Will Burton win the Carabao Cup? No.

"The manager is probably thinking 'do my players need an extra game?'

"However, those Burton players who have been rested are missing out on the one opportunity to play against a Jose Mourinho side at Old Trafford.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime moment for some of them."

Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 20RomeroSubstituted forCastro Pereiraat 78'minutes
  • 36Darmian
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 12Smalling
  • 17Blind
  • 21Herrera
  • 16Carrick
  • 14Lingard
  • 8MataSubstituted forShawat 45'minutes
  • 11Martial
  • 19RashfordSubstituted forMcTominayat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jones
  • 9Lukaku
  • 18Young
  • 23Shaw
  • 27Fellaini
  • 39McTominay
  • 40Castro Pereira

Burton

  • 13Ripley
  • 8Lund
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Naylor
  • 6TurnerSubstituted forWarnockat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 11Dyer
  • 4AllenSubstituted forMurphyat 45'minutes
  • 21AkpanBooked at 42minsSubstituted forAkinsat 78'minutes
  • 19Palmer
  • 20Mason
  • 16Varney

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 5McFadzean
  • 7Murphy
  • 9Scannell
  • 10Akins
  • 17Sordell
  • 24Campbell
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
54,256

Match Stats

Home TeamMan UtdAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United 4, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester United 4, Burton Albion 1.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 4, Burton Albion 1. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Joe Mason (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Victor Lindelöf.

Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Mason.

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Burton Albion).

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Hope Akpan.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Joel Pereira replaces Sergio Romero.

Michael Carrick (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Ander Herrera (Manchester United).

Hope Akpan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Stephen Warnock (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Burton Albion).

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Hope Akpan.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Foul by Scott McTominay (Manchester United).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Marcus Rashford.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matteo Darmian.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 4, Burton Albion 0. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford.

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).

Hope Akpan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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