MANCHESTER UNITED 3 SOUTHAMPTON 2
EFL Cup final | 26 February 2017 | Wembley Stadium | Attendance: 85,264 | Scorers: Ibrahimovic 19, 87, Lingard 38; Gabbiadini 45+1, 48
Manchester United and Southampton served up a classic EFL Cup final that will live long in the memory of every Reds supporter.
Manolo Gabbiadini netted twice for the Saints, but United, in typical fashion, found a way to emerge victorious and win the silverware through Ibrahimovic’s late header. A goal wrongly disallowed for offside was on the manager’s mind after his side lost out to Man United in the EFL Cup final.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ultimately the Manchester United hero on another dramatic day at Wembley as Jose Mourinho claimed his first trophy as Reds manager with a thrilling 3-2 EFL Cup final victory over Southampton.
The Swede struck two goals, including the vital winner three minutes from time, to seal a fifth League Cup triumph for United. But it was far from plain sailing for the Reds who were pegged back by the impressive Saints, having gone two goals ahead in the first half thanks to Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard.
Manchester United are so focused on competing on the three remaining fronts they did not hold a post-match party after their EFL Cup final victory.