Man Utd 2-2 Derby (7-8 pens): Master beats apprentice
Championship side Derby County have progressed to the fourth round of this season’s EFL Cup with a penalty shootout victory at Manchester United.
The lower tier side came from behind to take the lead before conceding a stoppage time equaliser in 90 minutes before heading straight to penalties.
It took Manchester United only three minutes to open the scoring through Juan Mata as the Premier League side had already missed two good opportunities at this point.
Frank Lampard was facing his former boss, Jose Mourinho, for the first time as a manager and expressed his delight in his post-match interview in causing such an upset.
Romelu Lukaku missed a hat-trick of excellent opportunities for Manchester United in the first half before on loan Liverpool forward Harry Wilson scored a stunning free kick to equalise for the Rams on the hour.
The Red Devils were reduced to 10 men midway through the second half when goalkeeper Sergio Romero committed a handball outside his penalty area to deny an open goal for the visitors.
An upset looked on the cards five minutes from time when substitute Jack Marriott poked Derby in front from close range. However, order appeared to be restored on 95 minutes when Marouane Fellaini equalised for United with a close range header.
In an excellent display of nerves from 12 yards, each side scored their opening seven spot kicks before Phil Jones saw his effort saved by Scott Carson after Richard Keogh had given Derby County an 8-7 lead.
This result hurls more pressure on United boss Jose Mourinho who is the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager to depart.