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Carabao Cup

Stat pack: Carabao Cup Final

22 February 2023

Take a look at some of the key pre-match stats and facts in our Carabao Cup Final stat pack!

  • Manchester United against Newcastle United will be the 19th fixture to have been played as both a League Cup and an FA Cup final. These sides met in the 1999 FA Cup final, with Man Utd winning 2-0 to secure the second part of their historic Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble.

  • Manchester United have won two of their three League Cup meetings with Newcastle (L1), with this the first since a 2-1 home win in September 2012.

  • This is Newcastle United’s first League Cup final since 1976, with their gap of 47 years the longest gap between finals in League Cup history. The Magpies have lost their last four major finals (1974, 1998 and 1999 FA Cup finals, 1976 League Cup final) since a 6-2 aggregate win in the 1969 Fairs Cup final against Hungarian side Újpest.

  • Manchester United are competing in their 10th League Cup final, with only Liverpool (13) ever playing in more. Only Liverpool (9) and Manchester City (8) have won the trophy more often than the Red Devils (5), while only Arsenal (6) and Tottenham (5) have lost more League Cup finals than Man Utd (4).

  • Newcastle United have lost their last eight matches at Wembley, the longest ever losing run by a team at Wembley in history. Their last win at the national stadium was in the 1955 FA Cup final against Manchester City, 67 years and 295 days since the date of this game.

  • This will be Manchester United's 53rd match at Wembley Stadium (neutral venue only), at least 11 more than any other side. Meanwhile, they're set to become the third side to play 20 (neutral) games at the stadium since its reopening in 2007, after Chelsea (28) and Manchester City (21).

  • Since the 2009-10 season, when Eddie Howe first managed in the League Cup, no manager has more wins in the competition than he does (22, level with Pep Guardiola). He is looking to become the first Englishman to win the League Cup since Steve McClaren in 2003-04 with Middlesbrough, with English managers losing five finals since then (Jewell, Redknapp, Parkinson, Smith, Mason).

  • Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag is set to become the first Dutch manager to take charge of a side in a League Cup final. Dutch managers have won three of their four domestic cup finals in England (all FA Cup – Ruud Gullit 1997, Guus Hiddink 2009, Louis van Gaal 2016), with the exception being Ruud Gullit's Newcastle losing 2-0 against Manchester United in 1999.

  • Newcastle striker Callum Wilson scored at Wembley for England against USA in November 2018 – he could become just the third player to score for both Newcastle and internationally at the stadium, after Jackie Milburn and Robert Lee.

  • Manchester United's Marcus Rashford has been involved in 18 goals in his last 15 appearances in the League Cup, scoring 12 and assisting six. This season alone he's got five goals and two assists in five games, averaging a goal or assist every 40 minutes in the competition this term.

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