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Carabao Cup Final: post-match stat pack

26 February 2023

Following Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium, here are all the key stats as Man Utd lifted the Carabao Cup for the sixth time in their history.

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  • Victory means Manchester United have won the EFL Cup for a sixth time, behind only Liverpool (9) and Manchester City (8) in the competition’s history. Five of those six titles have come since the turn of the century.

  • Newcastle United have lost both of their EFL Cup finals (also 1976), becoming one of six sides to reach more than one League Cup final without winning the trophy (also Bolton, Everton, Southampton, Sunderland, and West Ham).

  • Man Utd won their first major trophy since the 2017 UEFA Europa League, five years and 278 days ago. This ends their longest wait for a major trophy since 1983, when they won the FA Cup six years and five days after their previous honour, the 1977 FA Cup.

  • Newcastle have lost each of their last nine matches at Wembley Stadium, a run that began in the 1974 FA Cup final, extending what is the longest ever losing run by a club side at the venue.

  • This was Manchester United’s 24th win at Wembley in all competitions, the most of any club side when only counting games played at the ground as a neutral venue.

  •  Having lost just two of their first 29 games of 2022-23 in all competitions (W15 D12), Newcastle have since lost both of their last two matches, the first time they have suffered back-to-back defeats since May 2022.

  •  Manchester United midfielder Casemiro was the third Brazilian to score in a League Cup final, after both Fernandinho (Man City) and Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) in 2016.

  •  Newcastle’s Sven Botman was just the fourth player to score an own goal in a League Cup final, after Roger Kenyon (1977), Gordon Chisholm (1985), and Steven Gerrard (2005).

  • Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius made his first appearance in a senior club match since February 28th, 2021 for Union Berlin in a Bundesliga fixture, 728 days ago, and first for an English side since the 2018 UEFA Champions League final for Liverpool, four years and 276 days ago. The German made eight saves in this game, the most by a goalkeeper in a League Cup final since Tom Heaton made eight for Cardiff against Liverpool in 2012.

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