Manchester United v Southampton, 26 February 2017

Score3-2 to Manchester United
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionLeague Cup Final
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance85,264
Kick-off: 4.30pm This was Manchester United's ninth League Cup Final; they also won in in 1992, 2006, 2009 and 2010. This was Southampton's second League Cup Final; they also lost 2-3 to Nottingham Forest in 1979.

3 Manchester United

Manager: José Mourinho

2 Southampton

Manager: Claude Puel

Goals:

Zlatan Ibrahimović 19 G
Jesse Lingard 38 G
Zlatan Ibrahimović 87 G

Goals:

Manolo Gabbiadini 45 G
Manolo Gabbiadini 48 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender Chris Smalling (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Forward Anthony Martial

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Jack Stephens
Defender Maya Yoshida
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Bertrand
Midfielder Steven Davis (captain)
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu
Midfielder/Forward Dušan Tadić

Substitutions:

Michael Carrick for Juan Mata 46
Marcus Rashford for Jesse Lingard 77
Marouane Fellaini for Anthony Martial 90

Substitutions:

Sofiane Boufal for Dušan Tadić 77
Shane Long for Manolo Gabbiadini 83
Jay Rodriguez for Steven Davis 90

Cards:

Ander Herrera 24 Y
Jesse Lingard 41 Y

Cards:

Oriol Romeu 18 Y
Jack Stephens 40 Y
Nathan Redmond 56 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Wayne Rooney

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen
Defender Martín Cáceres
Defender/Midfielder Sam McQueen
Midfielder Sofiane Boufal
Forward Shane Long
Forward Jay Rodriguez

Comments:

At 35 years and 146 days, Zlatan Ibrahimović became the second-oldest scorer in a League Cup Final after Stoke City's George Eastham in 1972 against Chelsea, aged 35 years and 162 days. Zlatan had now scored 89 goals in his last 100 club appearances, 17 goals more than any other Manchester United player so far in this season and 20 goals in his last 22 games. In their 139-year history and with his 24th major trophy in club management, José Mourinho became the first-ever United manager to win a major trophy in his first season in charge. This was the fourth time he had won the League Cup; a joint-record for a manager along with Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson. Having previously lifted the trophy with Chelsea, José also joined Joe Mercer (Aston Villa and Manchester City), Ron Atkinson (Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa) and George Graham (Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur) to win the trophy with different clubs. Jesse Lingard had now scored three of his ten goals for United at Wembley.

Comments:

Southampton had become only the second team to reach a League Cup Final without conceding a goal (also Tottenham Hotspur in 1981-82 who lost 1-3 to Liverpool in the Final). Claude Puel had only reached one other major domestic cup final during his managerial career when taking AS Monaco to the Final of the French League Cup in 2001 (they lost 2-1 in extra-time to Olympique Lyonnais). This was the Saints’ first appearance at Wembley since winning the Football League Trophy in March 2010 against Carlisle United. Manolo Gabbiadini became the fourth Italian to score in the League Cup Final after Fabrizio Ravanelli (Middlesbrough), Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea) and Fabio Borini (Sunderland). He also became the first player to score in his first three appearances for Southampton since Henri Camara in February 2005.