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Carabao Cup: Bristol City stun holders Man United as Chelsea go through


Manchester United crashed out of the Carabao Cup in a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City as Korey Smith scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to send the Championship side into the last four.

By SportBrief Reporter

Despite naming a strong line-up that included Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho saw his team fall behind to a spectacular opening goal by Joe Bryan before Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired home an equaliser.

Substitute Romelu Lukaku had chances to win it for United but with extra-time looming, Smith struck the decisive blow with the last kick of the game to land them a semi-final tie with Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho congratulated Bristol City on their win but felt they were lucky to beat his Manchester United side.

Bristol City have become just the second team to knock out four top-flight sides in one League Cup campaign and will now face Manchester City in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata scored a stoppage-time winner as Chelsea booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Willian’s early goal looked like it would be enough to send Antonio Conte’s side through at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, but Dan Gosling struck in the 90th minute to level the tie with a fine curling effort.

It appeared as though the game would be heading for extra time, but substitute Morata popped up in the first of four added minutes to poke the ball home and seal the win.

Chelsea will now face Arsenal in the last four, with the first leg of the tie to be played at Stamford Bridge in January.

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