Manchester United 3 Southampton 2 – EFL Cup Final 2017 Photo Match Report
The United players leave the team hotel, The Hilton London Wembley, to get on the specially branded ‘EFL Cup Final’ team bus.
Wembley Stadium an hour before the 4.30pm kick off.
The Manchester United players, after playing 4 matches in the previous 11 days. And the Southampton squad, fresh from a two week training camp in Spain, warm up.
Both clubs’ colours are laid out on the pitch alongside their home shirts, with the teams now in the tunnel.
Jose Mourinho and Claude Puel stand alongside their players awaiting the national anthem.
The 2017 EFL Cup final kicks off.
A free kick from Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring. While a calm finish from Jesse Lingard, who has now scored in each of the FA Cup final, Community Shield and League Cup final, put MUFC 2-0 up. Before Manolo Gabbiadini struck for the Saints either side of half time. But it was the 35 year-old Swede who met Ander Herrera’s fine cross in the 87th minute to clinch United a fifth League Cup title.
United fans’ celebrate Zlatan’s late winner by waving their phone flashlights.
Ibrahimovic sinks to his knees as Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo congratulate him, after referee Andre Marriner blew his FT whistle.
Ander Herrera leads the celebrations with a scarf given to him by a fan.
Club Captain, Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy despite not playing in the final. The substitute was going to replace Ander Herrera but after Ibrahimovic scored Jose Mourinho decided to see out the win with Marouane Fellaini instead.
The United players come over to applaud the fans on the far side after collecting their winners’ medals.
The Wembley arch lit up red after a fantastic cup final seen by 85,264 fans.
Manchester United now return to Premier League action at Old Trafford against AFC Bournemouth on 4th March 2017, at 12:30pm.