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Manchester United edge spirited Hull City to reach League Cup final

LONDON: Manchester United reached the League Cup final but were made to sweat as Hull City won the second leg of their last-four encounter 2-1 on Thursday to come within one goal of forcing extra time. Hull's Oumar Niasse scored in the 85th minute to reduce the aggregate deficit to 3-2, but there was to be no fairytale comeback for the Premier League relegation strugglers who were spirited in their efforts to overturn their 2-0 first-leg defeat. Tom Huddlestone had put the hosts ahead after 35 minutes from the penalty…

Fellaini helps United to 2-0 win over Hull in FA Cup semi

MANCHESTER: Manchester United turned frustration into jubilation as they planted one foot in the League Cup final after a late Marouane Fellaini header gave them a 2-0 win over Hull City in the first leg of their last four clash on Tuesday. Juan Mata had given United the lead early in the second half, but their failure to kill off the tie when comfortably on top had left the home fans fearing a testing return encounter as the seconds ticked away at Old Trafford. The hosts had spurned several chances to put the tie to…

Fans name goalpost as man of the match

LONDON: West Ham fans were so relieved by their team's 1-0 win over Hull that they named a goalpost as man of the match after the woodwork saved the Hammers three times. A Mark Noble penalty gave Slaven Bilic's side the three points in the Premier League clash at the London Stadium but Hull hit the woodwork on no less than three occasions from Andrew Robertson (twice) and Dieumerci Mbokani. "With 57 per cent of the vote congratulations to The Post on securing today's Man of the Match award!," tweeted West Ham after the…

Holders Chelsea crash out with Arsenal in League Cup

LONDON: Chelsea's woes continued when the holders were dumped out of the Capital One (League) Cup fourth round following a shootout defeat by Stoke City on Tuesday, while Arsenal suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at second tier Sheffield Wednesday.