Tuesday 10 January 2023

Rashford brought on to finish off Charlton

Marcus Rashford scored two late goals to take his tally for the season to 15 and put Manchester United into the Carabao Cup semi-finals at the expense of Charlton at Old Trafford.  The performance was a reminder of what Charlton could be.

Antony's first-half opener gave United the advantage but Dean Holden's visitors claimed plenty of credit for the way they continued to battle until second-half substitute Rashford found the net for a sixth successive game with goals in the 90th and 94th minutes.

Charlton's 9,000-strong travelling support, their largest ever for a midweek cup tie, applauded their side off, having backed them throughout, briefly raising hopes of an equaliser when Scott Fraser curled his free-kick straight at Tom Heaton.

In the opening minute of the second-half when Corey Blackett-Taylor lined up Charlton's best opportunity to equalise, only to fire over from the edge of the area.

Alongside owner Thomas Sandgaard among the Charlton delegation in the directors box at Old Trafford were former Sunderland executive Charlie Methven and Simon Lenagan, son of Wigan Warriors owner Ian.   Both were listed as 'club guest'

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