Wednesday 25 September 2013
Capital One Cup third round

United 1 (Hernandez 46) Liverpool 0


United: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Büttner; Nani (Welbeck 90), Jones, Giggs, Kagawa (Januzaj 73); Rooney, Hernandez (Carrick 74). Subs: Amos, Anderson, Fabio, Zaha.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Enrique; Henderson, Lucas (Kelly 67), Gerrard, Moses (Sterling 82); Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Jones, Alberto, Aspas, Ibe, Wisdom.

25/09/2013 16:43, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Blog: Cup joy for Reds

Gemma Thompson covered United's Capital One Cup third round win over Liverpool on Wednesday night...

22:50 That's it for the blog - I hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Well done to the lads and look out for more post-match coverage on in the next hour or so.

22:45 Thanks for all your votes in our Man of the Match poll - Wayne Rooney has romped to victory.

22:41 The United boss was also full of praise for the Old Trafford faithful: "I thought it was a brilliant atmosphere tonight. I’ve come to a lot of games here before and tonight was brilliant. It was a great cup tie and the supporters have done great."

22:34 More from Moyes: "I think it was important that we showed the whole club were hurt by the same on Sunday. We didn't perform to our levels but the players have done a great job to get us a big result and I’m really pleased with it."

22:16 Moyes also confirmed the Reds lost Tom Cleverley to an injury before the game. "We lost Tom with an injury in training and it left me a little bit short of midfield players. Carrick has played [a lot] and Fellaini was cup-tied so we were short of bodies. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play Phil [Jones] in midfield but I felt he played very well. He broke the game up for us at the right time and we tried to get him in the middle of the pitch as much as we could."

22:15 Moyes had this to say to the press: "It was a big game for us. We lost at Anfield a few weeks ago and at the Etihad last weekend so we wanted to put that right. I thought it was a really good game – an exciting game of football between the two teams. I didn’t think there was much [between us] – if you look at the first game and this game they were both won by set-pieces and there was not an awful lot in the games. Obviously I made a lot of chances tonight as well and made sure we used the squad and it was good to see some of them get some playing time."

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