Capital One Cup round-up: Man United humiliated as MK Dons seal huge victory

first_img MK Dons celebrate their 4-0 win over Man United 1 Louis van Gaal’s start to his reign as Manchester United manager went from bad to worse on a drizzly night in Buckinghamshire, as his side were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by League One side MK Dons.It was a humiliating evening for the Red Devils, who were never at the races as two goals from William Grigg and on-loan Arsenal forward Benik Afobe secured a 4-0 win to see the Dons safely into the third round.Van Gaal perhaps underestimated his lowly opponents by naming an under-strength starting line-up, with Johnny Evans, Javier Hernandez and Anderson their most senior players.It was United’s first appearance in the second round since they lost to York in 1995, and it was a similar scenario this time around as an inexperienced back-four were torn apart by the third tier outfit.A mistake from Evans on the edge of the box gifted Grigg his opener, the forward calmly stroking the ball home into an open goal, and he notched his brace after the break when he nudged a cross past David de Gea with his chest.United continued to struggle in the second-half half and their exit from the first competition of the season was confirmed when Afobe, who replaced Grigg with 20 minutes left, notched his first after just seconds on the pitch, later putting the shine on a historic victory for MK Dons with a brace of his own, taking advantage of a series of defensive blunders to smash past De Gea.Van Gaal is still searching for his first win as United boss.Three other Premier League sides also suffered second round shock exits, with West Ham losing to League One side Sheffield United on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra-time.Burnley also lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday, while Leicester slumped to the same result at home to League Two Shrewsbury Town.West Brom, meanwhile, needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Oxford United.Elsewhere, Fulham claimed their first victory of the season thanks to summer signing Ross McCormack, the £11million forward’s strike sealing a 1-0 triumph over fellow Championship outfit Brentford, while Dwight Gayle’s first-half hat-trick led Crystal Palace to a 3-0 win at Walsall.There was also a frantic finale at Crewe, as Jermaine Beckford looked to have given Bolton a 2-1 triumph in the 90th minute before Marcus Haber immediately struck back to force extra-time.But the hosts failed to complete a fairytale comeback, as Beckford found the net again in the first-half of extra-time to send Bolton through 3-2.Capital One Cup second round results:Bournemouth 3 – 0 NorthamptonBrentford 0 – 1 FulhamBurnley 0 – 1 Sheff WedCrewe 2 – 3 Bolton (after extra-time)Derby 1 – 0 CharltonGillingham 0 – 1 NewcastleHuddersfield 0 – 2 Nottm ForestLeicester 0 – 1 ShrewsburyMiddlesbrough 3 – 1 PrestonMillwall 0 – 2 SouthamptonNorwich 3 – 1 CrawleyPort Vale 2 – 3 CardiffScunthorpe 0 – 1 ReadingSwansea 1 – 0 RotherhamSwindon 2 – 4 Brighton (after extra-time)Walsall 0 – 3 Crystal PalaceWatford 1 – 2 DoncasterWest Ham 1 – 1 Sheff Utd (Sheff Utd win 5-4 on pens)MK Dons 4 – 0 Man UtdWest Brom 1 – 1 Oxford Utd (West Brom win 7-6 on pens)last_img read more

‘Liverpool showed positives, this is only the beginning of Klopp’s work’

first_img1 Liverpool were beaten by Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.It finished 1-1 after extra time, before Manuel Pellegrini’s clinched a 3-1 victory in the penalty shootout, largely thanks to the heroics of Willy Caballero in between the posts.Jurgen Klopp will be devastated having vowed after their semi-final result over Stoke City that he would deliver the trophy to Anfield.Despite failing in his first bid for silverware, though, Reds supporters remain optimistic that the German manager is the man to return glory to Merseyside.Here’s what Liverpool fans have had to say in the wake of their defeat… Jurgen Klopp vowed to lift the League Cup trophy but it wasn’t to be at Wembley Stadium last_img