20:45 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Manchester United vs Newcastle in the Carabao Cup Final 2022-23. I’m your host Waseem, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
Manchester United and Newcastle United will lock horns in the final match of the 63rd edition of the EFL Cup/Carabao Cup on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London. It is going to be a fantastic contest between two teams that are enjoying fruitful campaigns in the Premier League too. A chance of lifting a trophy makes the game one of the most important fixtures of the season for both outfits.
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United recently eliminated FC Barcelona over two legs in the UEFA Europa League. The club sits comfortably in third position on the Premier League table and is the favourite to end their trophy draught after the final. As for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United, the 2022-23 campaign has been revolutionary. The club is pushing for a top-four finish in the league and could lift the EFL Cup for the first time ever.
- Manchester United has won the League Cup (EFL Cup) a total of five times in the past.
- The last time MUFC won a domestic trophy was in 2016-17, which was the League Cup itself.
- Wembley stadium can hold up to 90,000 spectators, making it the largest sports venue in the United Kingdom.
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Injuries and Team News
Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are injured and won’t be available for selection for Manchester United.
Newcastle United will miss Nick Pope who got a red card in the Premier League; the suspension carries over to all domestic competitions. Matty Longstaff also misses out due to a knee injury.
UK: Sky Sports
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