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Manchester United v Manchester City: Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg – live!

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Manchester United v Manchester City: Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg – live!

Some late team news. Manchester City have two big names out today: Oleksandr Zinchenko and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, the last, it seems, entering the little room to make some water fall.

Not to be confused with Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, pictured here. Photography: Archive Photos / Getty Images

Solskjaer speaks! "If we create as many chances as last month, I will be happy! But of course we are playing against a good team, so you can't expect to create so many. We were great that night, hope we can see that tonight. We are a young team and with a lot of energy, so we hope to see something similar. All games are great for Manchester United, so let's go and enjoy, do our best and see where it gets us. ”

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interviewed in front of the Carabao Cup table.

Ole is in the microphone. Photography: Paul Currie / BPI / Shutterstock

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See the quality of embroidery on this corner flag! This is a high level seam. You could forgive Manchester United for hitting a cheap shuttle on an old sheet and turning around; After all, he will be soaked until the late 1990s, as players repeatedly wipe their muddy paws. But no, they refused to cut corners almost literally, marking them as the kind that always wear the best bedding and open good wine when people come to dinner. Say what you like about Old Trafford; You may have seen better days, there may be water coming in from the roof, but the old pile will always have this undefined class.

Official MUFC Corner Flag / Hand Towel.

Official MUFC Corner Flag / Hand Towel. Photo: Jon Super / AP

No Manchester City striker there, you might have noticed. Much speculation is suggested about Pep's possible misunderstanding in response to the recent Etihad derby defeat, where United tore the champions to pieces for the first 30 minutes, a period of extreme domination that proved more than enough for a shocking victory. . In other news, United defender Harry Maguire has been ruled out with a foot injury.

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Both coaches made many changes to the teams sent to the FA Cup battle last week. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes six of the side that tied with Wolves: David de Gea, Phil Jones, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Fred and Aaron-Wan Bissaka take the place of Sergio Romero, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young, Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic and Tahith Chong.

Pep Guardiola makes eight changes to the team that beat Port Vale. The only survivors of this initial XI are Claudio Bravo, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva. Among them are Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Nicolas Otamendi, Riyad Mahrez, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho.

The teams

Manchester United: From Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Williams, Fred, Pereira, James, Lingard, Rashford and Greenwood.
Subs: Romero, Dalot, Matic, Chong, Gomes, Mata, Martial.

Manchester City: Bravo, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo and Sterling.
Subs: Ederson, Jesus, Aguero, Silva, Cancelo, Foden, Garcia.

City manager Pep Guardiola notices the location well before the start of the game.

City manager Pep Guardiola notices the location well before the start of the game. Photo: Tom Purslow / Manchester United via Getty Images

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Preamble

League Cup semi-finals; a Manchester derby. We've been here twice.

In December 1969, City hosted United on Maine Road for the first leg. Colin Bell gave the hosts an advantage, Bobby Charlton equalized at home in the equalizer midway through the second half and, two minutes from time, Ian Ure knocked down Franny Lee, who scored a home penalty to give City the lead. Outside, 14 house windows and a shop window were broken, leading to the arrest of seven young people and three adults for disorderly behavior. Here come the seventies!

In the second leg at Old Trafford, City extended their lead when Lee, Mike Summerbee and Neil Young teamed up to mount Ian Bowyer on 17 minutes. Six minutes later United halved the backlog, Paddy Crerard struck Paul Edwards. At the time, George Best's shot was defended by Joe Corrigan on the way to Denis Law, with predictable results. The extra time came, but with eight minutes left, Alex Stepney couldn't cope with Lee's speculative free kick and Summerbee sent City to Wembley, where they would beat West Bromwich Albion next March.

The boot was on the other foot in 2010. It's Carlos Tevez's tie! Manchester City had hoped to reach a Wembley grand final for the first time in 29 years. Tevez, who had crossed the barrier last summer, scored twice in the first leg at Etihad, eliminating Ryan Giggs's first game in a 2-1 win. Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick put United 3-2 on aggregate in the second half of the second leg at Old Trafford, but when Tevez struck with an outrageous backflick in mid-air, extra time appeared on the cards. Then Wayne Rooney came in with a header from injury time, and City would have to wait another year to finish their long wait for a trophy. United beat Aston Villa in the final.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since, of course. And here we are all. It's on!

Start: 20:00.

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