Manchester United Loses but Advances to League Cup Final
The Red Devils did enough to make it to Wembley, but this probably isn't the way they wanted to go.
In the bigger picture, Hull City's been wasting all their victories in League Cup competition, as they're in danger of the Premiership drop and -- almost worse -- these matches aren't all that lucrative.
Attendance at the KCOM was 16,831; capacity's 25,400. If that's not telling enough, this is:
Not saying Yorkshiremen can't walk and chew gum. It's just that there's only so much dosh to throw around up there.
But hell, the Tigers can still claim a triumph against mighty Manchester United after this 2-1 result, even if they lost on the aggregate score, 2-3.
It's a beautiful world, dude.
United's defense showed its fissures yet again in this one, like awarding Hull a silly penalty that Tom Huddlestone tucked in with ease:
The Red Devils came back on level terms with the Tigers when their most expensive player, Paul Pogba, sneaked in a goal:
Ironically, the Tigers hit the winner by outsmarting United with a tactical maneuver that Oumar Niasse finished:
No matter, though. The juggernauts are through and the minnows can get back to being desperate for Premiership points.