EFL Final: Man Utd Beat Southampton 3-2 To Clinch EFL Cup - Photos


Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late winner secured the EFL Cup and gave Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho his first cup since his summer appointment, as brave Southampton were beaten at Wembley. The English Football League Cup is now in the coffers of United. FYI, it was called the FA Cup before it was changed to EFL.

Southampton were the better side for most of this final but were left heartbroken by a controversial offside decision - and the inspiration provided by the 35-year-old Swede as he took his tally to 26 goals this season.

Saints' striker Manolo Gabbiadiani saw a goal contentiously ruled out before United took an undeserved two-goal lead through Ibrahimovic's superb 19th minute free-kick and Jesse Lingard's measured finish seven minutes before the interval.

Southampton, as their performance merited, were on terms with two predatory strikes from Gabbiadini either side of half-time. Oriel Romeu hit the woodwork before Ibrahimovic stole in on Ander Herrera's cross three minutes from time to give United a victory that looked beyond them for long spells.

More photos below...







EFL Final: Man Utd Beat Southampton 3-2 To Clinch EFL Cup - Photos EFL Final: Man Utd Beat Southampton 3-2 To Clinch EFL Cup - Photos Reviewed by Exlink Lodge on Sunday, February 26, 2017 Rating: 5

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