Saha is the main man against Rovers
United power through at Old Trafford
Rooney heads a dramatic late winner
Manchester United's last three League Cup semi-finals all ended in triumph, despite the Reds not winning the first leg in any of them...
2006: Blackburn (1-1 away, 2-1 home)
Louis Saha beat Brad Friedel on the half-hour mark at Ewood Park before Morten Gamst Pedersen equalised to secure a 1-1 draw. Ruud van Nistelrooy found the net early on in the home leg, only for Rovers to again battle back through Steven Reid. Friedel saved a van Nistelrooy penalty but Saha bagged the winner with a volley from a Wayne Rooney cross.
2009: Derby (0-1 away, 4-2 home)
After losing to a Kris Commons strike in the first leg, the Reds roared back at Old Trafford to reach Wembley. Three first half-goals, by Nani, John O’Shea and Carlos Tevez, looked to have set up a straightforward success until Giles Barnes pulled one back from the spot. Although another penalty, slammed in by Cristiano Ronaldo, ended any Rams’ hopes, Barnes netted again with an injury-time free-kick to reduce the deficit.
2010: Manchester City (1-2 away, 3-1 home)
Carlos Tevez, by now a City player, netted both goals in a 2-1 home victory for the Blues after Ryan Giggs had opened the scoring. It was a different story at OT with Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick turning the tie. Another Tevez strike served only to tee up Rooney’s thumping late header to spark jubilant scenes and an acrobatic celebration.