This is a guide for everything you need to know about the 2022/23 Carabao Cup final between Newcastle United and Manchester United.
Manchester United will face off with Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, which takes place on Sunday the 26th of February at 16:30.
One of the biggest pieces of news about the final is that 857 tickets will be allocated to both clubs for safe standing at the home of English football. It will be the first time in 35 years that some supporters are allowed to stand.
Official: The Carabao Cup final at Wembley will be the first major domestic English men's final in almost 35 years at which some supporters will be permitted to stand. #mufc and Newcastle will be allocated 867 seats each which will be within new standing areas
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Newcastle return to Wembley for the first time since 1999 in a cup final, that cup final both Manchester United and Newcastle competed for the FA Cup with the treble-winning team of 99 coming out on top, with goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes, as the Red Devils lifted their 10th FA Cup.
The Magpies will look to claim their first-ever League Cup against Manchester United on the 26th of February with the last and only time they were in a League Cup final being in 1976 when they lost 2-1 to Manchester City at a sold-out Wembley.
Manchester United however, could win their sixth League Cup, with the last time being against Southampton where Jose Mourinho’s United won 3-2, through a dramatic late goal from Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Manchester United's last four League Cup finals:
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Manchester United’s route to the final started in round three where they beat Aston Villa 4-2, which was followed up with a 2-0 win over Burnley, a 3-0 win over Charlton was next and then they beat Nottingham Forest across two legs 5-0 on aggregate in the Semi-finals.
Newcastle United’s journey to Wembley started in the second round where they beat Tranmere Rovers 2-1, they had the agony of going through a penalty shootout against Crystal Palace, which they won 3-2.
More Premier League opposition was to follow, beating Bournemouth 1-0 and Leicester 2-0, and then they beat Southampton 3-1 on aggregate in the Semi-finals.
Managers from both sides have said how much it means to be in a final:
Eddie Howe- “It’s about the club, it’s not about me. I’m proud to get to the final but my though is always for the club.” [talkSPORT]
Erik Ten Hag- “It is good to reach the final but it is not about reaching the final, it is about winning it.” [talkSPORT]