Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle – League Cup Final – Betting Review


Betting Analysis

Manchester United was the favourite and won for their backers rather comfortably in the end @ 2.25.

Looking at the Asian handicap betting which again, was very comfortable for Manchester United -0.25 and the punters who trusted them @ 1.89.

Newcastle to be fair started well and competed as good as the opponent, just lacked the clinical edge when it mattered. Manchester defended brilliantly as a team once ahead, the first goal was crucial and took the wind out of the Geordies sail.

Finally let’s look at the Under/Over goals in the 90 minutes. The line was set at 2.5 @ 2.00.

With two quick fire goals in the first half there was chances to trade for a profit for anyone that bet the Over pregame. This as the price dropped to 1.18 /1.20 after the 2nd goal. However, in the end it finished 2-0 and the Under won @ 1.76.


Match summary

Manchester United earned a rather comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle to secure the English league cup, a trophy the club expect to be the start of a successful era under boss Ten Hag.

Manchester were led by a fantastic showing from Casemiro once more, his opener and excellent defensive efforts was key to this victory.  It was from the moment he headed them ahead that the momentum changed, and the game was won.

Playing with an extra step in their stride, Manchester finished what had been an even half much stronger and got a second goal from a deflected Rashford  shot from close range.

Newcastle had begun well and fought very hard until the end, but ultimately Man United were too strong and 3-0 looked as likely as 2-1 or any kind of comeback in the second period. Fair score 2-0.

With this Carabao Cup triumph at Wembley, Manchester United lifted silverware for the first time in over five years.

In turn, Newcastle saw their hopes of a first piece of domestic glory in generations disintegrate, but there is genuine hope and expectation within the club that they’ll be back here soon enough.

The Red Devils were ruthless with chances in an otherwise tight and hard-fought opening period.

A fast start from the Magpies failed to materialise into a goal, with the dangerous looking Allan Saint-Maximin the only player to test David De Gea before the interval.

Just as they had done against Leicester City last week, Erik ten Hag’s men rode the storm and grabbed a crucial opener to take control of proceedings, which they did fantastically well. 

Luke Shaw’s free kick was met by a brilliant glancing header by Casemiro around the half hour.

Soon after, Manchester United found the second goal which began when Wout Weghorst played Marcus Rashford behind the defence. His shot deflected off Sven Botman and over the despairing dive of stand-in goalkeeper Loris Karius.

The keeper was slightly to blame for the goal but not many Newcastle fans can be disappointed with him, particularly as he made a couple of big saves to prevent 3-0 later in the match.

Newcastle fought hard and had plenty of the ball, but the greater experience of key Man Utd players such as Casemiro and Raphaël Varane were key in seeing their side manage the lead perfectly.

Newcastle’s desperation to get a goal back left them exposed on breaks the longer the match went on.

In the end, Newcastle was indebted to Karius to deny Rashford *his goal. While Bruno then wasted a sitter in an added time break away, in truth though, a 3rd goal was never going to be needed.

*Since this article was published, the 2nd goal has been officially awarded as Rashford’s goal.