Carabao Cup: Man Utd Survive Penalty Scare To Book Fourth Round Spot

Premier League giants Manchester United are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after surviving penalty scare against English League One opposition Rochdale.

Manchester United found it hard to beat the third tier team at the end of regulation time and they had to secure their place in the next round of the competition via the dreaded penalty shootout.

Visitors Rochdale gave a good account of themselves in the Carabao Cup third round clash at the home of Manchester United.

New signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka made a spectacular goalline clearance to keep the scoreline at goalless at the end of the first half.

Manchester United went on to take the lead through young striker Mason Greenwood in the 68th minute for his second goal in as many starts.

He had earlier scored the winning goal for Manchester United in their Europa League opener, a 1-0 win at home to Astana FC of Kazakhstan on Thursday.

His strike proved not to be enough this time after lowly Rochdale stunned the Manchester United fans with an equalizer through Luke Matheson.

The 16-year-old scored from close range to take the game to penalties after the two teams played out a 1-1 at full-time.

Manchester United won the penalty shootout 5-3 to seal a fourth round meeting with hosts Chelsea on the last week of October.

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