Capital One Cup Final 2016
Good afternoon and welcome to the magnificent Wembley stadium for the 2016 Capital One Cup final, to be contested between the Premier league's current top two Chelsea and Manchester United. Joining me for this are Gianfranco Zola and Dwight Yorke, Gian how do you access the two sides going into this?
Firstly let me say it's a pleasure to be here with you, both these teams have been fantastic all season and have remained very close to one another throughout so it's very hard to see how this will end up but i do expect a fascinating match.
I agree if you look at both sides stats throughout the campaign there so similar both scoring plenty of goals & remaining tight at the back, i'm going to go for United this afternoon, Adam Deverell has got them playing some fantastic football and there victory over Chelsea a couple of weeks ago can only stand them in good stead.
I see your wearing the United red today Dwight..
Haha i have to go with my team! It will be a fantastic contest and i'm sure the 90,000+ that will attend won't be disappointed.
It is vital they get off to a good start, any sign of loss of concentration from either side will see the other look to capitalize and with the quality of the player's out there they can't afford many mistakes.
Jose Mourinho is massively experienced in these big games whereas Adam Deverell is still new to it all, of course he won the FA cup last year but that was just his first and this may stand well for Chelsea having been in these situation's many times before.
Well were almost set for this titanic showdown first let's bring you the team news and both sides paths to the final.
Valdes Rafael Smalling Hummels Shaw Herrera Blind Pereira Mata Depay Kane
Courtois Azpilicueta Zouma Bonucci Gaya Matic Fabregas Oscar Cuadrado Konoplyanka Costa
1' Manchester United get us under way!
9' Shaw recieves the ball from Pereira, he takes the shot GOOOOOOOOOOALLL!! What a strike from the full back, Manchester United draw first blood.
20' GOAL! It's 2-0 and what a start from Manchester United..Depay gets himself into the box and fires an unstoppable shot straight past Courtois.
39' Chelsea getting more and more into this game now as we approach half time, Konoplyanka goes for the dipping volley! WHAT A SAVE FROM VALDES! it remain's 2-0 but Chelsea firing a warning to United, that game isn't over.
41' Mata swings the ball in from the corner..KANE'S HEADER 3-0!!!! Incredible scenes here!
45+2' It's half time at Wembley stadium, Manchester United have clear daylight, a 3-0 thanks to goals from Shaw, Depay and Mata and Chelsea have it all to do in the 2nd half.
46' Chelsea get the 2nd half underway, can they pull off the ultimate comeback?
58' Substitution from Chelsea, Konoplyanka comes off and will be replaced by Eden Hazard..What was Jose thinking leaving him on the bench?
66' Zouma with the header! Just over, he really should of done better with that. Diego Costa is coming off after a disappointing afternoon by his standards. Aboubakar is coming on for the last 20 minutes.
70' Luke Shaw and Andreas Pereira are coming off and on comes Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo.
81' Chelsea have been much improved in the 2nd half but still no way through, Cuadrado hitting the side netting this time.
90+4' The final whistle's gone, Manchester United have won the Capital One Cup, Adam Deverell has his 2nd trophy since becoming manager of this wonderful football club. Goals from Luke Shaw, Memphis Depay and Juan Mata put the game beyond Chelsea's reach at half time. It's finished here at Wembley Chelsea 0 Manchester United 3.