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Man Utd win at Swansea thanks to Lingard double

Jesse Lingard

Carabao Cup holders Manchester United reached the quarter-finals with a comfortable victory at Swansea City.

A much-changed United side controlled the tie and led at half-time as Marcus Rashford's deft back-heel allowed Jesse Lingard to score with a neat low finish.

The visitors doubled their lead in fine fashion after an hour, with a sweeping team move teeing up Lingard to head in his second.

Swansea, who had made eight changes themselves, offered precious little in attack as they succumbed to a fifth defeat from six home games this season.

United spurred on by Mourinho's words

Although United manager Jose Mourinho has won the League Cup four times during his career, he had suggested after the third-round win over Burton Albion that teams in Europe could benefit by not playing in this competition.

It was therefore no surprise that United made seven changes for their trip to south Wales, having suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season at Huddersfield on Saturday, after which Mourinho criticised their "poor attitude".

The barb seemed to have the desired effect, with three of the players involved at Huddersfield - Lingard, Rashford and Anthony Martial - setting the pace for a vibrant United start in Swansea.

The first two combined beautifully for the opening goal, as Rashford artfully flicked an Ander Herrera pass into the path of Lingard, who guided his low finish into the bottom corner.

United's second goal was equally impressive. Axel Tuanzebe started the move with a marauding run from defence and spread the ball to Matteo Darmian, whose pinpoint crosses was headed in by Lingard.

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Line-ups

Swansea

  • 13Nordfeldt
  • 22RangelBooked at 38mins
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 6Mawson
  • 16OlssonSubstituted forNaughtonat 39'minutes
  • 4Ki Sung-yuengBooked at 70mins
  • 51MesaSubstituted forFerat 67'minutes
  • 15Routledge
  • 17ClucasBooked at 56mins
  • 18J Ayew
  • 62McBurnieSubstituted forAbrahamat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fer
  • 10Abraham
  • 11Narsingh
  • 25Mulder
  • 26Naughton
  • 33Fernandez
  • 56Fulton

Man Utd

  • 20Romero
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 12Smalling
  • 38TuanzebeBooked at 75mins
  • 36Darmian
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forMaticat 67'minutes
  • 39McTominay
  • 17BlindBooked at 79mins
  • 14Lingard
  • 19RashfordSubstituted forR Lukakuat 67'minutes
  • 11MartialSubstituted forShawat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jones
  • 8Mata
  • 9R Lukaku
  • 22Mkhitaryan
  • 23Shaw
  • 31Matic
  • 40Castro Pereira
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
20,083

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 0, Manchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 0, Manchester United 2.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Sergio Romero.

Attempt saved. Leroy Fer (Swansea City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mike van der Hoorn.

Attempt missed. Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ki Sung-yueng with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Scott McTominay.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

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

Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).

Attempt blocked. Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Luke Shaw replaces Anthony Martial.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tammy Abraham (Swansea City).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).

Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matteo Darmian.

Offside, Swansea City. Tammy Abraham tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

Victor Lindelöf (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Swansea City).

Booking

Daley Blind (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daley Blind (Manchester United).

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Manchester United. Sergio Romero tries a through ball, but Anthony Martial is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United).

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Sergio Romero.

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Tammy Abraham replaces Oliver McBurnie.

Booking

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City).

Attempt missed. Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) right footed shot from very close range is too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mike van der Hoorn.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Leroy Fer replaces Roque Mesa.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic replaces Ander Herrera.

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