EFL make decision on Manchester United’s second goal in Carabao Cup final to be awarded as Own Goal or Marcus Rashford Goal.

The EFL have made a decision on Manchester United’s second goal in the Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle United on Sunday.United went 1-0 up through Casemiro’s header from a Luke Shaw free-kick in the 33rd minute and were 2-0 up and cruising six minutes later.

Wout Weghorst made Piers Morgan look a bit of a fool by sliding in a pass for the in-form Marcus Rashford, whose effort deflected off the outstretched leg of Sven Botman and looped over Loris Karius.

It initially went down as an own goal, denying Rashford a goal in a cup final at Wembley.The England forward said he would be claiming it anyway but there’s no need now as it’s been confirmed that Rashford has been given the goal, taking his tally for the season to an impressive 25 strikes in all competitions.United put the pressure and have now been given word that Rashford’s shot was on target and therefore he is the scorer.

What’s more, it means he scored in every single round of this year’s Carabao Cup competition.

“The club has received clarification that Rashford is indeed the goalscorer as his shot was deemed to be on target by the various match officials at Wembley,” United said, as per Simon Stone from the BBC.Rashford is now at a quarter of a century for the season and already recording his best tally, while Weghorst will therefore have a second assist for the club in addition to winning his first ever trophy at the age of 30.

United had gone six years without silverware but a comfortable victory sees them well and truly kick off the Erik ten Hag era.Rashford has notched an incredible 17 goals in 19 games since returning from a fruitful World Cup with England. He will now be looking to kick on and reach 30 for the season, emulating United hero Robin van Persie’s heroics in 2012/13.

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