Man Utd 3-0 Colchester: Red Devils seal EFL Cup semis spot as Rashford shines

Manchester United recovered from a drab, goalless first half to score three goals in 10 minutes as they beat Colchester United 3-0.

2019/2020 League Cup

3 – 0

Rashford (51′)
Jackson (56′ OG)
Martial (61′)

Match Report

Rashford scored his fourth goal in five games as Manchester United netted three times in 10 second-half minutes to beat Colchester United 3-0 in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men put the Old Trafford faithful through a drab first half in which they failed to make 80 per cent of the possession count, Rashford broke the deadlock six minutes into the second period with a fine solo effort.

Rashford would have had a second five minutes later had Colchester’s Ryan Jackson not put through his own net, and the in-form forward then provided an assist for Anthony Martial to score his seventh goal of the season in all competitions.

Rashford’s free kick wide out

Rashford steps up to take the set piece, he gets the ball up and over the Colchester wall, but it’s too close to Gerken who stops the ball and then gathers on the second attempt, almost spilling the ball on his goal line.

Yellow Card! Young booked

Young is the first Manchester United player to be booked, after he trips Nouble as he looks to break forward on the counter.

GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Colchester United (Rashford)

Romero throws the ball out to Matic, who feeds Rashford, he sprints at the Colchester defence, cuts into the box and onto his right foot and powers the ball into the back of the net.

OWN GOAL! Man Utd 2-0 Colchester United (Jackson)

Manchester United lead 2-0 and it’s an unfortunate own goal by Jackson as he tried to prevent Rashford from scoring at the back post

GOAL! Man Utd 3-0 Colchester United (Martial)

Martial makes it 3-0! The striker was in the right place at the right time, to slot Rashford’s ball into the six-yard box home from just a couple of yards out.

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