Erik ten Hag has ended Manchester United’s six years of trophy-less run as they beat Newcastle United 2-0 to win the 2022/23 Carabao Cup. The Manchester club claimed their first trophy since 2017 with the victory, the game was played at Wembley.
Manchester United Wins First Trophy After 6-Years
Newcastle’s own wait for silverware, stretching back to 1969, goes on after two goals inside six minutes in the first half of the game. The two goals established Manchester United’s superiority and set them on their to the first success under manager Erik ten Hag.
Brazilian star Casemiro broke the deadlock after 33 minutes of play when he headed home Luke Shaw’s free-kick. The second goal came after Sven Botman deflected Marcus Rashford’s shot out of the reach of Newcastle’s stand-in keeper Loris Karius.
Newcastle United tried to rally in the second half, but the goals have dried up at the wrong time for Eddie Howe’s men. It meant Manchester United were back in the honours after last tasting success six years ago when they lift the Europa League under Jose Mourinho, and also winning this competition in the same campaign.