Three things we learned from Everton – Manchester United
Everton v Manchester United: Edinson Cavani's 88th-minute drive saved the Red Devils from the penalty and sent Manchester United into the semi-finals of the League Cup with a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
The problem is, Cavani would likely have been the heel had VAR been part of the procedure. His first grip on Yerry Mina's throat was missed by officials.
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Anthony Martial scored in added time to salt the place in the semifinals.
Man United last appeared in a League Cup final when they won their fifth title by beating Southampton in 2017. The Red Devils have played nine league cup finals.
Eliminated from the competition, Everton await news of Richarlison, who was injured in a violent collision in the second half and needed help to leave the field.
We learned three things from Everton - Manchester United
1. Olsen impresses in regulation: Everton No. 1 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has found form between the sticks after a year of club fights but backup Robin Olsen made an impressive second start for the Toffees. The Swedish national team made five saves, four of which were from shots within 18. He had Cavani's winners in the air, but most of the goalkeepers would have been in the same spot.
2. Another solid appearance by Pogba: whatever has made Paul Pogba United's most consistent midfielder in his recent games, send him on to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and keep him safe. The playful midfielder made three important passes on Wednesday, completed 5 of 9 long balls and won most of his duels while making three interceptions and two tackles.
3. Controversial Cavani scores another big goal: 33-year-old Cavani scored his first England goal against Everton in early November, but his inspired work on the 3-2 comeback win at Saints showed his flair for the drama. An injury has since hampered his availability, but his urge to beat Olsen was unmistakably Cavani. Score four Manchester United goals in less than 500 minutes for the Uruguayan. Should he have been in the square? Probably not, but we don't want to hear any complaints if you've complained about VAR participating in other competitions!
Man of the game: Paul Pogba
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