Carabro Cup holders Manchester United but Saturdays Premier league defeat behind them to cruise into the quarter finals with a 0-2 victory at Swansea City.
With United boss ringing the changes, United controlled the game throughout and took the lead mid-way through the first half when a cheeky back heel from Marcus Rashford found Jesse Lingard who doubled his tally for the season. Despite United’s pressure it took them until the hour mark when it was Lingard again who benefited from more good team play to head in his second of the match.
The home team, had also made several changes as they looked to avoid their fifth defeat in 6 home games, but failed to impress as they offered little in attack and barely forced United out of first gear.
Elsewhere Championship side Bristol City walked into the quarter final draw with an easy 4-1 win over yet another Premier League team. After already dispatching of Watford and Stoke City in earlier rounds, this time it was the Premier leagues bottom team Crystal Palace that was handing a lesson in football.
Despite Palace taking the lead, thanks to Bakary Sako’s 21st minute goal, two goals in the space of five minutes shortly before the break turned the game around for the championship team.
Matty Taylor equalised after an awful mistake by Patrick Van Aanholt, before substitute Milan Djuric benefited from a long throw in by Hordur Magnusson.
After the break, palace’s misery continued when Bristol defender Joe Bryan unleashed a rocket of a shot to make it 3-1, before Callum O’Dowda ensured Bristol were in the quarter finals for the first time since 1989.