Carabao Cup: United's semi-final tie confirmed

Wednesday 11 January 2023 22:20

Manchester United will face Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, following Wednesday night's draw to decide the final-four ties.

United will be away in the first leg during the week beginning 23 January, and then at home in the following week, commencing 30 January.

Forest booked their place in the penultimate round by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 on penalties, after being held 1-1 at the City Ground. The hosts' goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan from United, made two saves in the shoot-out - denying Ruben Neves and Joe Hodge - to secure a thrilling victory for Steve Cooper's men.

United have been drawn against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. What's your verdict?poll

United have been drawn against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. What's your verdict?

Under the terms of his loan agreement, Henderson was unable to play when the clubs met on 27 December at Old Trafford. Wales international Wayne Hennessey deputised in goal as Erik ten Hag's team triumphed 3-0 in the Premier League with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred on the scoresheet.

That was the first competitive game between the clubs for more than 23 years, since Forest were relegated from the top flight in 1999. There have been three previous meetings in the League Cup, all resulting in United victories - including the 1992 final when Brian McClair scored the only goal to win the trophy for the first time in our history.

In the other semi-final, Southampton will take on Newcastle United, after beating Manchester City 2-0. The Saints stunned Pep Guardiola's side with two clinical strikes from Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo, scored in the 23rd and 28th minutes.

Nathan Jones's team then defended resolutely throughout the second half at St Mary's to end City's hopes of winning the trophy for a record-equalling ninth time. The Blues will next be in action on Saturday of course, away to the Reds in an eagerly awaited Premier League derby at Old Trafford.

Highlights: United v Forest Video

Highlights: United v Forest

Two-minute highlights | Watch all the best action from United's first game against Forest since 1999...


14 Jan – Manchester City (H, 12:30 GMT)
18 Jan – Crystal Palace (A, 20:00 GMT)
22 Jan – Arsenal (A, 16:30 GMT)
24-26 Jan – Nottingham Forest (A)
27-30 Jan – Reading (H)
31 Jan - 2 Feb – Nottingham Forest (H)

Dates for the FA Cup clash with Reading and Carabao Cup semi-final against Forest are still to be confirmed.

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