Carabao Cup final: Half-Time (Man United 2-0 Newcastle)
It’s the first major trophy of the season and it will be decided this afternoon.
It’s been a cagey start to the match, with both teams still feeling each other out as things stand.
Wout Weghorst had his first sniff at goal for United a moment ago but saw his tame effort collected by Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The Red Devils have probably been the better side thus far but the scores remain level for now.
Casemiro puts United ahead (Man Utd 1-0 Newcastle)
United draw first blood in the Carabao Cup final on 33 minutes as Casemiro heads home from close range!
A delicious free-kick delivery from Luke Shaw finds his Brazilian team-mate, who makes no mistake with his flick-on to beat Loris Karius from the middle of the box.
VAR is called into action to check for an offside but the goal is eventually confirmed and the Red Devils lead at Wembley!
Rashford doubles Red Devils lead (Man Utd 2-0 Newcastle)
Who else but Marcus Rashford?
United are two goals up in a matter of minutes as the England ace’s shot benefits from a deflection to take it above Loris Karius and into the back of the net.
He was found with a pinpoint through ball courtesy of Wout Weghorst, with Newcastle facing an uphill battle to claw themselves back into this contest.
United lead by two goals at the interval and will be looking to keep things tight in the second half in order to seal their sixth Carabao Cup triumph.
Newcastle will have it all to do when the action gets back underway and Eddie Howe will certainly be looking to rally his players in the dressing room over the next 15 minutes.
Will United hold on to lift the trophy or will the Magpies be able to mount a stunning comeback to claim the honours for themselves?
Only time will tell…