Capital One Cup Final 2015
: Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the Wembley Stadium. Today, we watch over the epic match of Aston Villa vs Manchester United as both teams fight it out for the right to lift the League Cup, or as it is known, the Capital One Cup. Beside me I have my old teammate Paul Scholes.
: Pleasure to be here, Gary.
: So, Scholesy, what do you think about David's campaign so far with Villa?
: Amazing. He's done really well for a rookie manager and although he has not been getting the results he wanted, I'm sure he'll turn the tide around pretty soon, but we've gathered here today to talk about the Final, so let's get to that.
: It's quite the reunion isn't it? Becks and Giggsy, versus United!
: Certainly is. Here's the team sheets for today.
: Lindegaard; Johnson, Toure, Clark, Romero; Lampard, Delph, Gardner; Kaka, Nem; Bent
: De Gea; Rafael, Nkoulou, Evans, Bale; Powell, Jones; Costa, Pjanic, Tadic; Rooney
: United choosing to play a sturdy defense with Rafael, Nkoulou, Evans and Bale. Rooney is also an obvious choice in the striking role. However Jose Mourinho's choice on Powell, Costa, Pjanic and Tadic in midfield could really backfire. Phil Jones obviously has the quality, but do the rest?
: I think the Special One is underestimating Villa and Becks today. Will it backfire? We will see.
: What about the squad David has picked out then?
: It's a fairly interesting one. With Glen Johnson, Kolo Toure, John Romero and Ciaran Clark in defense, he obviously wants to go all out. It's a shame Ron Vlaar cannot be here for the Final due to his injuries but it will be interesting to see if John Romero can put on a good performance here. Including Lampard in defensive midfield is a bit of a funny call, although he can also perform there, I suppose. Gary Gardner and Fabian Delph is a killer pair and will cause a lot of problems for United so they'll have to watch out for these two.
: Indeed, Scholesy. Wellington Nem and Kaka in the wings for Villa.
: Both are very good players, game changers, but I'm surprised David is willing to take out Will Hughes for Kaka. I think Hughes and Nem work very well together.
: Lastly, we have the reliable Darren Bent who will spearhead Villa's assault on United.
: He's an absolute goal-getter and I'm glad he's playing today. He'll give us an exciting match.
: The players are coming out now. On to the game!
1' - We kick off here at the Wembley Stadium.
3' - And it's Aston Villa with the first chances, as a one-two played by Bent and Nem enables Nem to have a cracker, but it's saved by De Gea.
13' - A great effort from Douglas Costa but Anders Lindegaard meets it with his own great save. United forwards race for the ball but it's cleared by John Romero.
45' - HT: Aston Villa 0 - 0 Manchester United. A bore half and hopefully we will see more chances created in the second.
45' - We return to Wembley for the second half with two substitutions made by Villa. Kaka is out for Will Hughes to come in and Andrew Black will fill in for the tiring John Romero.
60' - A great swinging cross from Hamsik and Rooney meets it with his head, but Anders Lindegaard pulls off a quality save to deny his former teammate.
- Extremely poor from Kolo Toure as he allows Wayne Rooney to outmuscle him and send a shot past Anders Lindegaard. United 1-0 up.
66' - Christian Benteke is on for Darren Bent, whose normally lethal finishing has failed him today.
- A red card for Rafael after his trip on Wellington Nem sees United reduced to 10 men!
- Wellington Nem next sees a second yellow for diving in the penalty box.
90' - FT: Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa. United have won the Capital One Cup, but Villa have put up a brilliant challenge indeed and it has been unlucky for them not to win it. Both David Beckham and Ryan Giggs will be heavily disappointed with this loss, and more so Kolo Toure, who will most certainly be on the receiving end of a harsh lecturing.