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Manchester United - Burton Albion
League Cup - 20 September 2017
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For the fourth time this season, Manchester United score four or more goals to win a game at Old Trafford. A double from Marcus Rashford and goals from Jese Lingard and Anthony Martial seal their place in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
- GoalLloyd DyerBurton Albion
GOAL! Manchester United 4-1 Burton Albion.
United fail to clear after Mason's header smashes the woodwork and Dyer makes no mistake as he fires in a late consolation goal for the visitors.
Not on this occasion as United clear from the corner.
There will be one minute added on.
'Albion' is the chant from the visiting supporters as their side win their second corner of the game. Can they get on the score sheet at Old Trafford?
Martial curls the free-kick over the wall and against the outside of the post.
And Martial has an opportunity to grab his second of the night as he stands over a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area...
Sky Sports give their Man of the Match to Anthony Martial. Hard to argue with that, the Frenchman has been brilliant.
Darmian is alert to disrupt Burton's latest foray. The Italian has been solid this evening.
United have now scored 11 goals in their past three encounters at Old Trafford, and they have still around 10 minutes left here.
Mourinho looks rather pleased as his face pops up on the camera. It has been another productive evening for his side.
Lingard's drops deep and his weighted pass releases Martial but he screws his shot inches wide of the post.
Romero, who has been virtually a spectator this evening, is replaced in goal by Pereira.
Meanwhile, Burton's leading goalscorer Lewis Akins takes the place of Akpin for the final 13 minutes.
Lund finds himself with the ball inside the United penalty area, he has options in the middle but his pass doesn't pick out a team mate as Burton's disappointing evening continues.
Joel Pereira is now warming up as Mourinho thinks about making his third and final change in personnel.
A great ball from Lund picks out Akpar at the back post but the Burton defender's header is well off target.
Martial has been thoroughly impressive this evening. The Frenchman is keen to grab his second but loses out to Flanagan inside the penalty area.
United are clearly not satisfied with just the four goals as the players queue up inside the visitors' penalty area but Shaw mis-places his pass.
Warnock is booked as the Burton defender clips McTominay who was racing clear.
Manchester United have reached the fourth round in eight of the last nine seasons.
Good work from McTominay as the 19-year-old forces a corner. But Akpan wins the header from the resulting set-piece as Burton clear.
Martial is hungry for his second as he looks to latch onto Lingard's clever flick but Flanagan is in the right place to intercept.
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There will be no hat-trick for Rashford as he is replaced by McTominay.
- GoalAnthony MartialManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 4-0 Burton Albion.
Martial grabs the goal his performance deserves as United further extend their advantage. Rashford pounces on Naylor's mistake to clever release the Frenchman who finishes coolly past Ripley.
Ripley has undoubtedly been Burton's standout player. The goalkeeper has been a number of wonderful stops this evening.
Exquisite from Martial as he rides two challenges to create an opening for himself but Ripley does well to make the save.
Chelsea are now leading Nottingham Forest 4-0. City are still one up at West Brom. Everton, thrashed by United on Sunday, are beating Sunderland 2-0.
Akpan does well to win a free-kick in midfield but it is a wasted opportunity as Palmer's cross is too long.
It's fair to say that United have taken their foot off the gas.
Scott McTominay is warming up as Mourinho looks to change things. A change in midfield appears to be imminent.
Lingard links up well with Shaw but the latter is challenged well by Flanagan close to his own penalty area.
United have made a slow start to the second half and their manager is understandably unhappy.
Lund commits a foul right in front of the linesman and there is no surprise that the foul is given United's way.
United's celebrations are premature as the linesman rules out Shaw's effort. The full-back looked sharp as he took down a long ball before sticking it into the net.
A great chance for Burton as Akpan gets the wrong side of Rashford to meet a free-kick delivery but he can't direct his header on target.
The second half is underway.
Buton have also made a couple of changes, Stephen Warnock and Luke Murphy taking the place of Turner and Allen.
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Luke Shaw comes on to make his first appearance since April as he replaces Mata for the second half.
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Burton will be relieved to hear the half time whistle. They have been well and truly outclassed by a relentless United side. Rashford's double and a goal from Lingard gives the hosts a three-goal lead at the break.
One minute will be added on at the end of a one-sided first half.
Those with Lingard to score on their coupons will be pleased to learn that the goal has been given to him.
Akpan is the first player to go into the referee's book for a late foul on Lingard.
Lingard goes down under the challenge of Turner as he races towards goal but the referee had a good view and isn't convinced it is a foul. Probably the right decision.
How times have changed...
Burton's ambition to get forward and create chances is leaving their defence rather vulnerable and United have taken full advantage.
- GoalJesse LingardManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 3-0 Burton Albion.
United score their third in fortuitous circumstances. Martial shows quick feet as he charges forward before feeding Lingard whose shot appears to be heading wide, but it takes an almighty deflection, wrong-footing Ripley and into the back of the net.
A brace from Rashford currently separates the sides...
Martial starts United's attack, eventually feeding Mata on the wing. The Spaniard tries to find his team mate with a clever cut-back from the by-line but Ripley is quick to gather.
United's relentless pressure continues and it is becoming a very busy night for Ripley who gets down well to save Mata's effort from distance.
A back-heel from Mata almost plays through Lingard but Burton manage to clear.
The ball breaks kindly inside the box for Mata but he sees his effort smash against the post.
United keep the move alive as a cross is played to Martial at the back post but his over-head kick is blocked by Flanagan.
Varney gets the better of Lindelof before releasing Mason whose lobbed effort is palmed behind by Romero.
Mata dances his way through the Burton midfield and plays through Martial but Ripley makes himself big and blocks the shot.
Martial has options as he charges into the Burton penalty area but he tries to go it alone and ends up losing the ball.
All too easy for United as they carve the visitors open once more with Martial teeing up Mata but his side-footed shot is straight at Ripley.
Clough looks fairly miserable in the visitors' dug-out and he must be asking himself why he selected a second-string side for such a difficult match.
Burton lose the ball and United break at rapid speed as Martial is released on the channel but Flanagan is over quickly to make a sliding challenge.
- GoalMarcus RashfordManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Burton Albion.
A second for United as Rashford doubles his tally with a well-taken individual effort. His movement allows him a pocket of space on the edge of the box and he makes no mistake as he curls the ball into the net, off the bottom of the post.
The cross is played to the back post with Romero fumbling the ball, but he's saved by Blind who hacks clear. Not the most convincing goalkeeping from United's back-up.
The battle between Dyer and Darmian continues with the Burton winger coming out on top this time, as he wins a free-kick close to the by-line.
Plenty of other matches are taking place in the League Cup this evening with Chelsea already leading Nottingham Forest 2-0 while Manchester City are 1-0 ahead at West Brom.
Burton have an opportunity to pump the ball into the United penalty area now after Smalling conceded a cheap foul on Palmer.
Dyer is released on the channel but can't find a way past Darmian as he slips and eventually fouls the United full-back. The pair should generate an interesting battle this evening.
Allen appears to be full of confidence in the Burton attack as he dribbles around his marker, but curls his effort well over the bar.
Burton's defence is carved open once more as Herrera releases Lingard who sees his goal-bound low effort crucially blocked by the feet of Naylor.
GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Burton Albion.
United take the lead with their first shot at goal. Carrick plays the ball to Lingard's feet and his clever lay-off sets up Rashford who coolly slots home his fourth goal of the season.
The visitors have made a bright start to the game as United concede possession in their own half, not once but twice. Their complacency goes unpunished though with Varney shooting straight at Romero.
Mourinho can lift the League Cup for a record fifth time if his side go all of the way in this season's competition. A strong starting line-up indicates the Portuguese is taking the tie seriously.
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The visitors get the match underway.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the game, Clough said his Burton side are going to have a go but enjoy the game. To say they are up against it is an understatement.
A reminder of this evening's teams:
Man United: Romero, Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rashford. Subs: Pereira, Jones, Shaw, Young, McTominay, Fellaini, Lukaku.
Burton Albion: Ripley, Allen, Turner, Lund, Dyer, Flanagan, Naylor, Varney, Palmer, Mason, Akpan. Subs: Campbell, Warnock, McFadzean, Murphy, Akins, Sordell, Scannell.
BBC Radio Derby are reporting that United have about £155.2 million of talent in their starting XI, with around £162.5 million on the bench. Burton, well they only paid for three of their entire squad tonight.
Just in case you were in any doubt...
Luke Shaw is on the bench after returning from injury, with Matteo Darmian instead filling in at full-back. It's a decision that hasn't gone down too well on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Mourinho discussed the importance of tonight's midfield duo, Carrick and Herrera.
Carrick is making his first appearance of the season, while Herrera was left out of the squad altogether for the club's 3-0 win over Basel in the Champions League last week.
"For Carrick and for Ander, it’s just patience because their time will arrive. They are going to be important players for us, for sure. That’s the team, that’s the squad. We cannot play with [only] 11 guys.”
Man Utd have been eliminated from the League Cup in two of the last three games played at Old Trafford against lower league opponents - most recently losing out in a penalty shootout to Middlesbrough in October 2015.
Clough has special memories of that day.
"It was dream time for everybody just to have them here," Clough told BBC Radio 5 live.
"To get the revenue from the replay was probably the most important event in the club's progress for the past 20-30 years. It gave us the foundation to pay the ground off and improve the team. Without that tie, I don't think the club would have been where it is today.
"I still remember in the 59th minute they made two substitutions and we had to survive with Rooney and Ronaldo on the pitch. We just about did it."
The two teams meet for the first time since 2006 when Burton took United to an FA Cup third-round replay at Old Trafford.
Then playing in the Conference, the Brewers held Alex Ferguson's side to a goalless draw at the Pirelli Stadium. Needless to say, United won the replay 5-0 at Old Trafford.
Like United, Nigel Clough also makes nine changes to his side that overcame Fulham in the Championship at the weekend. Ben Turner and Jamie Allen are the only two players to retain their place.
Mourinho makes nine changes to the side that beat Everton 4-0 on Sunday, but all-in-all it is still a strong United team.
Romero starts in goal, with Darmian swapping to right-back. Captain Carrick starts alongside Herrera in central midfield with Lingard moving wide in a three-man attack.
Rashford and Mata are the only players to retain their places.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Carabao Cup third round tie between holders Manchester United and Burton Albion.
The contrast in the teams' form couldn't be much greater; while Jose Mourinho's side are second in the Premier League only on goal difference, Burton lie just outside of the Championship relegation zone.
No prizes for guessing who the favourites are then.