League Cup Third Round

Northampton 1:3 Manchester United

Sixfields Stadium

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    Date - Wednesday, September 21 2016
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
    Venue - Sixfields Stadium, Northampton




    EFL Cup form guide

    Manchester United : N/A

    Northampton : WW


    Previous Meetings

    Northampton 0 : 3 Manchester United

    Northampton 2 : 8 Manchester United

    Manchester United 6 : 2 Northampton

    Northampton 1 : 1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 3
    Northampton wins - 0
    Draws - 1


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    José Mourinho

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    Rob Page


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out.

    Northampton

    No major absentees.


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    Northampton Town Football Club (nicknamed The Cobblers - a reference to the town's historical shoe-making industry) are a professional football club based in Northampton, Northamptonshire; and were founded in 1897, after meetings between the town’s schoolteachers and local solicitor A.J. Darnell, and joined the Football League in 1921 in the Third Division of English football. After decades of seesaw performances in the lower divisions (including the 'memorable' defeat to Manchester United where George Best scored 6 goals) and being the record holder for the shortest time taken to be promoted from the bottom tier to the top tier and relegated back down to the bottom again, in the space of nine years - Northampton Town entered a new, more successful era when they moved to their current stadium from County Ground. Their recent form is particularly good - before the weekend, they were undefeated in 31 games. Northampton's most prominent rivals are Peterborough United; and they have been playing their home games at Sixfields Stadium since 1994.


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    paulscholes18

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    Romero
    Darmian TFM Blind Rojo
    Herrera Schneiderlin
    Young Mata Memphis
    Rashford

    2-0 win
     

    ThanksBoss26

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    I wouldn't give any of them the night off after that.

    We need to find our best team fast and play it consistently.
     

    van Persie

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    Hopefully we can string a few passes together against a League One side
     

    kps88

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    At least the losing run will come to an end. Right? :nervous:
     

    Irrational.

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    I honestly couldn't give any less of a shit about this game.
     

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    Think this will be a difficult game but we'll come out of it with our heads held high in a turbulent time for the club.








    2-1 Northampton.
     

    bosnian_red

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    Mkhitaryan still out I assume?
    Romero
    Fosu Mensah - Smalling - Blind - Darmian
    Herrera - Carrick
    Young - Mata - Lingard
    Rashford

     

    Sam M

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    Yeah, I can see another complete disaster in the making. Against a shit, alehouse rugby team from a no mark town, with their footballing jujitsu, small, cramped stadium, officials perfectly content to allow their thuggery unchecked, us in disarray.

    Shit.
     

    charlenefan

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    Don't care, end the season now so we can throw and 200m at our problems and see how the next 6 games of next season go

    Rinse and repeat
     

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    I like to see TFM, Tuanzebe and at least 3 more youngsters to mix it up with Memphis and Morgan. We may lose but we need to blood in some youngsters. Thats the Manchester United way (in the League cup).

    But please no Rojo.
     

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    De Gea

    Fosu-Mensah
    Smalling
    Blind
    Shaw

    Carrick
    Herrera
    Pogba

    Mata
    Ibrahimovic
    Rashford

    Bailly the only one I'd really give a rest to.
     

    Dazzmondo

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    4 losses in a row? Very possible imo. I would expect our 2nd team to play (whoever that is).

    Predicted Line-up:

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    20. Romero

    36. Darmian 3. Bailly 17. Blind 5. Rojo

    21. Herrera 16. Carrick 28. Schneiderlin

    8. Mata 19. Rashford 7. Memphis
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    Bench:
    51. Johnstone, 12. Smalling, 24. Fosu-Mensah, 27. Fellaini, 14. Lingard, 18. Young, 9. Ibrahimovic
    Not even going to predict a score. If we win I'll be happy.
     

    Mister_Stubbs

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    We need a confidence boost, the plan being win the game and score a handful of goals as well.

    DDG, TFM, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Pogba, Mata, Memphis, Rashford.

    In reality it'll be a nervy game which we'll scrap 1-0.
     

    DomesticTadpole

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    I like to see TFM, Tuanzebe and at least 3 more youngsters to mix it up with Memphis and Morgan. We may lose but we need to blood in some youngsters. Thats the Manchester United way (in the League cup).

    But please no Rojo.
    Our U-23 are not great at the moment. The last thing we need is another hiding.
     

    charlenefan

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    Players need to play themselves into form and second rate competitions now come into significance due to our league form so play the strongest side possible whatever that is
     

    Walters_19_MuFc

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    Feck playing fringe players. Mourinho needs to play a team he will play in the premier league. Six points behind City now. No time for experimenting. We're like 6 games in, for feck sake.

    He needs to have the:

    Right balance
    Formation
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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Shaw
    Carrick
    Fellaini Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Martial

     
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    TheGK

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    Yeah, I can see another complete disaster in the making. Against a shit, alehouse rugby team from a no mark town, with their footballing jujitsu, small, cramped stadium, officials perfectly content to allow their thuggery unchecked, us in disarray.

    Shit.
    What are you talking about? They've just gone on a 31 game unbeaten streak, getting promoted in the process, and play decent football. Save your outdated cliches.
     

    PaulRich

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    Didn't Northampton turn the scousers over at Anfield a few years back. Food for thought. Take this lightly at our peril.
     

    WPMUFC

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    I'd like to see Carrick/schneiderlin with pogba and herrera. Drop rooney and fellaini and just see how it plays.

    this is a perfect game to change things up.
     

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    Give peas a chance.
    Really think we need to play the strongest team possible. This first-string needs more time together, and a thumping result would do wonders for some fragile confidences.

    That being said, Northampton have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
     
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Man of the Match

Ander Herrera image Ander Herrera 49% of 695 votes

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Score Predictions

527,128,37
  • Man Utd win
  • Northampton win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 20% Northampton 0:2 Man Utd
  • 19% Northampton 0:3 Man Utd
  • 8% Northampton 0:1 Man Utd
  • 8% Northampton 5:0 Man Utd
  • 8% Northampton 0:4 Man Utd
  • 7% Northampton 1:2 Man Utd
  • 7% Northampton 1:3 Man Utd
  • 5% Northampton 0:5 Man Utd
  • 3% Northampton 2:1 Man Utd
  • 3% Northampton 1:0 Man Utd
  • 3% Northampton 0:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Northampton 1:4 Man Utd
  • 2% Northampton 1:1 Man Utd
  • 2% Northampton 3:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Northampton 2:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Northampton 2:2 Man Utd
  • 1% Northampton 3:1 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 4:0 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 5:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 2:3 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 3:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 4:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 2:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Northampton 1:5 Man Utd
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Match Stats

  1. Northampton
  2. Man Utd
Possession
26% 74%
Shots
8 14
Shots on Target
2 7
Corners
5 4
Fouls
7 7

Referee

Stuart Attwell