Rooney has the last laugh, United in Carling Cup Finals
Wayne Rooney headed an injury time goal to put Manchester United in the finals of the Carling Cup and settle scores with rivals City. The aggregate read 4-3 in favour of United after they lost to City last week at Eastlands 2-1. But second half strikes from Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick sent shivers down City who trailed by one goal.
It was last matches hero Carlos Tevez to the rescue again as his superb back heel flick gave his side the much needed 3-3 advantage. The match seemed to be headed in extra time when Wayne Rooney came to the rescue. He headed a Ryan Gigg’s pass past Shay Given and gave United the moment they had been looking for. It was revenge between the two two Manchester clubs where City were denied a Wembley match up for the first time in 29 years.
It was Rooney’s 21st goal of the season that proved he is on a high and is going through the best form of his life. His last minute clincher gave Man U a 3-1 victory consolidated into a 4-3 final score. But Rooney’s excellent form doesn’t mean taking anything away from Roberto Mancini’s boys who showed great skills and composure in a high pressure match.
In an ugly incident later in the match, Craig Bellamy seemed the victim as he was hit by a coin and a bottle by the rowdy crowd. This happened as he went to take a corner and subsequently fell down. News suggest FA will probe this incident and action might be taken and anyone who is identified might be banned from Old Trafford.