January 11, (THEWILL) – Manchester United defeated Charlton Athletic 3-0 to go to the EFL Cup semi-finals, and Marcus Rashford kept up his streak of scoring in every game since the World Cup with a late brace.
In addition to Antony’s breathtaking goal that broke the deadlock and halted the first-half doggedness of League One side, Charlton, at Old Trafford on Tuesday, substitute Rashford delivered two more excellent finishes to seal United’s triumph.
The only non-Premier League team in the last eight, Charlton, put on a tenacious display to be proud of as they held their more illustrious opponents away from home until the very end but the gap in quality and personal showed as they lacked the talent to pose a threat strong enough to get a result.
Now that Erik ten Hag’s team has advanced to their third EFL Cup semi-final in four seasons, they are now just three victories away from snapping a six-year trophy drought and excitement is building around Old Trafford once again.
As Charlton takes on Barnsley in League One on Saturday, United will focus on their crucial English Premier League matchup with neighbours, Manchester City, at Old Trafford on the same day.