Chelsea and Manchester United won on Wednesday night to set up a fifth round encounter
There was much drama in last night Carabao Cup, as Chelsea and Manchester United won their respective matches to face each other in the fifth round of the competition.
Manchester United survived a scary exit from the competition after winning on penalties against a stubborn Rochdale side. The Red Devils took the lead thanks to youngster Mason Greenwood goal in the 68th minutes, before Luke Matheson equalized for the visitors to send the game all the way to penalties, which United won 5-3 on penalties.
Elsewhere, Chelsea began their Carabao Cup opener in style as they thrashed Grimby Town by 7-1 at the Stamford Bridge, following a series of good performances from Mihcy Batshuayi, Ross Barkley among other.
The competition will witness some thrilling encounters come next month as; Chelsea faces Manchester United with Liverpool also coming up against Arsenal.
This is what Frank Lampard said after his side was drawn to Manchester United-“I think a lot can happen in football in a short time. The next round is not coming tomorrow, we have to respect the fact that they have good players. They beat us 4-0…, so I’m certainly not going to stand here and take Manchester United down.”
He added-“It’s going to be tough and the beauty of what we did on Wednesday night was to make the game look pretty easy, but these games can be tough and l’d rather, from a distance and having not watched the game, give Rochdale the credit for taking them all the way. Man United will bring strong team here “.