Man United, Man City romp into Carabao Cup semis as Everton is knocked out on penalties
Man United, Man City romp into Carabao Cup semis as Everton is knocked out on penalties

Man United, Man City romp into Carabao Cup semis as Everton is knocked out on penalties

Manchester United scored three second-half goals in a space of 10 minutes to romp into the Carabao Cup semifinals in a 3-0 thumping of Colchester on Wednesday night. 

The Red Devils, playing at their backyard failed to break the visitors' defense in the first half, despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting a strong lineup. 

They, however, upped their game in the second half, scoring three unanswered goals in a space of 10 minutes to completely blow their opponents who were comfortable until that point. 

In-form striker Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with a wonderful solo goal six minutes after the restart, latching on to a long ball over the defense by Nemanja Matic before leaving two defenders for the dead and powering a strong shot into the roof of the net. 

Five minutes later the hosts doubled their lead, this time Ryan Jackson turning the ball into his own net thanks to a nicely whipped-in cross from the right-wing.

On the 61st minute, Rashford turned provider when he found Antony Martial on the far post for the Frenchman to poke in from close range for a 3-0 lead. 

With a semifinal ticket in their pocket, United became comfortable and let their feet off the pedal, opting to knock the ball around in the middle of the park, with no more goals as the tie ended 3-0. 

Oxford United 1 vs 3 Man City 

Elsewhere, defending champions Manchester City booked a place in the last four with a 3-1 win over Oxford United.

Joao Cancelo gave City the lead on the 22nd minute, but Matt Taylor equalized immediately after the restart, before Raheem Sterling's double sealed victory. 

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Everton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Goodison Park to force the match into penalties, with Brendan Rodgers' men winning 4-2. 

Leicester raced into a 2-0 led in the first half following James Madison and Johny Evans' goals in the 26th and 29th minute, but the hosts equalized through Tom Davies and Leighton Baines deep in injury time to send the match into penalties. 

Both Madison and Baines interestingly missed their spot-kicks, with Cenk Tosun the other Everton player to miss from 12 yards.  

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