League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg

Nottingham Forest 0:3 Manchester United

City Ground

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Wed, 25 January 2023 @ 8:00pm GMT
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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date: Wednesday, January 25 2023
    Kickoff Time: 2000 Hrs GMT
    Venue: City Ground, Nottinghamshire




    League Cup Form Guide

    Manchester United: WWW
    Nottingham Forest: WWWD


    Previous League Cup Meetings


    Manchester United 2—1 Nottingham Forest

    Manchester United 1—0 Nottingham Forest

    Manchester United 4—0 Nottingham Forest


    All-Time League Cup Record

    Manchester United wins: 3
    Nottingham Forest wins: 0
    Draws: 0


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Erik ten Hag



    Steve Cooper




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Donny van de Beek, Axel Tuanzebe, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Jadon Sancho ruled out.

    Nottingham Forest

    Dean Henderson, Moussa Niakhaté, Giulian Biancone, Omar Richards, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Taiwo Awoniyi and Chris Wood ruled out. Ryan Yates doubtful.


    Know the opposition



    Nottingham Forest Football Club (nicknamed The Tricky Trees or The Garibaldi) is an association football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. The club was founded in 1865 when a group of players met at the Clinton Arms on Nottingham's Shakespeare Street, and J. S. Scrimshaw's proposal to play football instead was agreed. At the same meeting that the club would purchase twelve tasseled caps colored Garibaldi Red (named after the leader of the Italian Redshirts freedom fighters). Thus the club's official colors were established. In their early years Forest were a multi-sports club. As well as their roots in bandy and shinty, Forest's baseball club were British champions in 1899. Forest's charitable approach helped clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion to form. In 1886, Forest donated a set of football kits to help Arsenal establish themselves – the then South London team still wear red. Forest also donated shirts to Everton and helped secure a site to play on for Brighton.

    In 1878–79 season Forest entered the FA Cup for the first time. Forest's application was rejected to join the Football League at its formation in 1888. Forest instead joined the Football Alliance in 1889. They won the competition in 1892 before then entering the Football League. In 1905, Nottingham Forest toured South America to play a series of friendly matches in Argentina and Uruguay. They would be followed for other English and Scottish clubs that visited the region, contributing to the spread and develop of football in South America during the first years of the 20th century. Brian Clough was appointed manager of Nottingham Forest on 6 January 1975, twelve weeks after the end of his 44-day tenure as manager of Leeds United. Clough brought Jimmy Gordon to be his club trainer as Gordon had been for him at Derby County and Leeds United. The first trophy of the Clough and Taylor reign was the 1976–77 Anglo-Scottish Cup. Forest led the First Division for most of the season and were confirmed as 1977–78 Football League champions after a 0–0 draw against Coventry City on 22 April 1978, becoming one of the few teams (and the most recent team to date) to win the First Division title the season after winning promotion from the Second Division. Subsequently they became one of four English clubs to have won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League more than once and one of two English clubs to have won the competition back-to-back. Forest have two stars above their club crest to commemorate their two European Cup victories.

    In total the club has won two European Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, and one FA Charity Shield. The club has competed in the top two tiers of English football since its admission to the Football League, with the exception of five seasons in the third tier. Their fiercest rivalry is with Derby County, with whom they contest the East Midlands derby. The two clubs have met a total of 109 times, with Forest claiming the most victories (43), the longest win streak (5), and the longest unbeaten run (10) which runs from the 11th March 2018 to the present day. Leicester City were widely considered to be Forest's main East Midlands rivals prior to Brian Clough's success at both Derby and Forest. The ferocity is now most fiercely felt by fans who live around the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border.[citation needed] Forest's other regional rival is Sheffield United, based in the neighboring county of South Yorkshire. They play their home games at City Ground.


    Referee

    Michael Oliver.


    Familiar Faces

    Jesse Lingard (2000—22) and Dean Henderson (2011—on loan)

     

    Samid

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    Full strength. Kill the tie in the first leg.

    We have to win this cup.
     

    horsechoker

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    Rest Eriksen and Shaw

    DDG

    Malacia
    Martinez
    Varane
    AWB

    Casemiro
    Fred
    Bruno

    Garnacho
    Rashford
    Antony
     

    charlenefan

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    Team should be...

    ------------------De Gea------------------
    AWB---Lindelof---Martinez---Shaw
    -----Casemiro-----Fred-----
    Antony-----Fernandes-----Garnacho
    -----------------Weghorst-----------------

    Subs: Butland, Heaton, Maguire, McTominay, Mainoo, Eriksen, Rashford, Pellistri, Elanga
     

    slored1

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    De Gea
    AWB - Maguire - Lindelof - Malacia
    Casemiro
    Fred - Bruno
    Antony - Rashford - Garnacho

    0-3 United
     

    Frosty

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    Team should be...

    ------------------De Gea------------------
    AWB---Lindelof---Martinez---Shaw
    -----Casemiro-----Fred-----
    Antony-----Fernandes-----Garnacho
    -----------------Weghorst-----------------

    Subs: Butland, Heaton, Maguire, McTominay, Mainoo, Eriksen, Rashford, Pellistri, Elanga
    Should be enough to get the win.
     

    cyberman

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    Players need a rest now and we can also rotate for Reading so it’s worth a risk, especially with a second leg.
    Our next full strength game could be two week from now so we can give our heads a wobble
     

    Nero

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    Players are absolutely dead. Rest everyone. And throw the EL tie too.
     

    BorisManUtd

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    This one is important and potentially very difficult. 3 days later we play Reading at home which is easier one at paper so should rotate more in that game.
     

    groovyalbert

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    Would be great if this and the Reading match could be used to bring Sancho back into the fold.

    DDG

    AWB
    Maguire
    Martinez
    Malacia

    Casemiro
    Fred
    Bruno

    Garnacho
    Rashford
    Elanga
     

    Sandikan

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    Strongest line-up for this one, then rotate heavily v Reading.

    Potentially the only exception being Varane, as it might suit him better to rest the two midweeks and play the weekends going forward.
     

    TMDaines

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    We don’t make things easy away from home. I’d take any sort of win.
     

    BorisManUtd

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    De Gea, AWB, Varane*, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Fred, Bruno, Antony, Garnacho, Rashford.

    *If Varane can play another game in 3 days, if not then obviously one of Maguire/Lindelof. Could also rest Rashford but think game vs Reading game is the one where resting him would be better.
     

    Bwuk

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    De Gea
    AWB - Lindelof - Martinez - Malacia
    Casemiro - Fred
    Sancho - Bruno - Garnacho
    Weghorst​
     

    JustinC00

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    ----------------DDG
    AWB-Maguire-Licha-Malacia
    ----------Casemiro-Fred
    ---------------Bruno
    Antony-Rashford-Garnacho


    vs Reading
    -------------------Heaton
    ?Dalot?-Maguire-Lindelof-Malacia
    -------McTominay-Fred
    ---------------Eriksen
    Sancho--Weghorst-Garnacho
     

    BorisManUtd

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    ----------------DDG
    AWB-Maguire-Licha-Malacia
    ----------Casemiro-Fred
    ---------------Bruno
    Antony-Rashford-Garnacho


    vs Reading
    -------------------Heaton
    AWB-Maguire-Lindelof-Malacia
    -------McTominay-Fred
    -------------Eriksen
    Sancho--Weghorst-Garnacho
    This looks good.
     

    Berbasbullet

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    Happy to be back in the cups. Hopefully back to winning ways.
     

    Hugh Jass

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    Full strenght and try and kill the tie.

    Rotate in the FA cup match.
     

    Dan_F

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    We don’t need to go full strength. Fred has to play, and I’d also go with Garnacho, Malacia plus Varane being rested.
     

    Havak

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    I am not expecting too many changes. Probably Fred for Eriksen, maybe Malacia for Shaw. Then make a few other changes for the Reading game like resting Varane, Bruno, Rashford if possible.

    Be better to go strong away from home and hopefully get the job done in the first leg.
     

    lsd

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    Would like to see Pellistri get a start but I have a feeling he is going to be sent out on loan yet again which is disappointing
     

    BluesJr

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    I hate going into other comps after losing the last league game. Just can’t be arsed with it. However, we absolutely need this cup so fecking do them.
     

    McGrathsipan

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    Players need a rest now and we can also rotate for Reading so it’s worth a risk, especially with a second leg.
    Our next full strength game could be two week from now so we can give our heads a wobble
    What does give our heads a wobble mean?
     

    Mike Smalling

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    It sucks a bit that there's three games until we can set things right in the league, but we just have to get to this final. Full strength in the first leg, and rotate heavily for FA Cup vs. Reading.
     

    BorisManUtd

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    Forest haven’t lost at home since September. That + this being cup semifinal - they’ll be up for it and we can’t rotate heavily. Lose the game and then it’s chasing the result in return game.
     
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Score Predictions

155,16,20
  • Man Utd win
  • Nottingham Forest win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 32% Nottingham Forest 0:2 Man Utd
  • 18% Nottingham Forest 1:2 Man Utd
  • 12% Nottingham Forest 1:3 Man Utd
  • 9% Nottingham Forest 1:1 Man Utd
  • 9% Nottingham Forest 0:1 Man Utd
  • 7% Nottingham Forest 0:3 Man Utd
  • 4% Nottingham Forest 2:0 Man Utd
  • 3% Nottingham Forest 2:1 Man Utd
  • 2% Nottingham Forest 0:4 Man Utd
  • 1% Nottingham Forest 0:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Nottingham Forest 3:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Nottingham Forest 5:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Nottingham Forest 1:4 Man Utd
  • 1% Nottingham Forest 0:9 Man Utd
  • 1% Nottingham Forest 1:0 Man Utd
Compiled from 191 predictions.
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Match Stats

  1. Nottingham Forest
  2. Man Utd
Possession
33% 67%
Shots
13 15
Shots on Target
4 6
Corners
6 5
Fouls
5 11

Referee

Michael Oliver