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Wembley (ATT 88,217) 1st March 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Foy

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Man Utd win 4-1 on penalties

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Last Updated at 5:46 pm, March 1st 2009

  1. Man United have won the Carling Cup final 4-1 on penalties. This was a very even match with both sides creating plenty of chances. Ben Foster will be rightly praised as the Red Devils' hero.

  2. GOAL ANDERSON! Anderson sends Gomes the wrong way and finds the bottom right hand corner of the goal. Man United have won the penalty shoot-out 4-1 and they have won the Carling Cup.

  3. MISS BENLEY! Bentley sends his low penalty narrowly wide of Foster's right hand post. Man United lead 3-1.

  4. GOAL RONALDO! Ronaldo sends Gomes the wrong way and the ball settles in the left hand corner of the goal. Man United lead 3-1.

  5. GOAL CORLUKA! Corluka sends a calm penalty into the right hand side of the goal. Man United lead 2-1.

  6. GOAL TEVEZ! Tevez slots his spot kick into the bottom left hand corner of the goal. Man United lead 2-0.

  7. MISS O'HARA! O'Hara's penalty is saved by Foster to the left hand side of his goal. Man United lead 1-0.

  8. GOAL GIGGS! Gomes gets a hand on Giggs' penalty but the ball finds the bottom left hand corner of the goal. Man United lead 1-0.

  9. Man United will take the first penalty and the spot kicks will be taken at the Red Devils' end of Wembley.

  10. The players are receiving instructions as we near the penalty shoot-out. Let me know your thoughts by sending an e-mail to nick.hext@bskyb.com.

  11. Man United are 4/6 to win the penalty shoot-out with Sky Bet, while Tottenham can be backed at 11/10.

  12. ETFT

    The referee blows his whistle to signal the end of extra time. The Carling Cup final will now be decided by penalties. Stay with us for all the drama.

  13. 120

    Anderson sends a poor effort well over the Tottenham bar as Man United push for a late winner.

  14. 120

    Dawson does really well to win the ball from Ronaldo with a strong challenge in the Tottenham box.

  15. 120

    Giggs' corner from the right deflects off the body of King and bounces through to Gomes.

  16. 120

    Tevez's low cross from the right is turned behind for a Man United corner by King.

  17. 120

    There will be three minutes of additional time.

  18. 119

    Evra sends a rising half-volley narrowly over the top of the bar from the edge of the Tottenham box. That was nearly the winner for Man United.

  19. 118

    Assou-Ekotto does well to nip in and clear Ronaldo's neat pass down the right flank away from Nani.

  20. 117

    Gomes takes his time over picking the ball up in his box as it looks like he is trying to wind the clock down on this match.

  21. 116

    Modric storms into the Man United box and sees his effort blocked. The loose ball falls to Bent and the Tottenham striker sees his powerful shot saved by the legs of Foster at his left hand post.

  22. 115

    Dawson is back on the field but it doesn't look like he is 100 per cent fit. Tottenham have already made three changes.

  23. 114

    Dawson is limping off the pitch and it doesn't look like he will be able to continue in this match.

  24. 113

    We have a break in play as Dawson receives treatment. It looks like the Tottenham defender picked up the injury as he stretched for the ball.

  25. 112

    Tevez cuts in from the left flank and sends a rising effort well over the top of the Tottenham bar. Man United are narrowly the better side at the moment.

  26. 111

    Bentley sends his free-kick from the left flank straight onto the top of Foster's goal. A wasted chance for Tottenham.

  27. 110

    Scholes is booked by the referee for a clumsy challenge on Bale on the left flank.

  28. 109

    O'Hara finds himself in space on the edge of the Man United box and sends his effort well over the top of the bar.

  29. 108

    Nani's corner from the left is scrambled away from danger by Modric after a weak punch from Gomes.

  30. 107

    Evra wins a corner as his run down the left flank is ended by a strong challenge from Dawson.

  31. 106

    The second half of extra time is under way as Tottenham look to keep possession.

  32. ETHT

    The referee blows his whistle to signal the end of the first half of extra time. Man United are looking the most dangerous side but Tottenham duo Bentley and Bale are both capable of causing problems on the break.

  33. 105

    We are in the one and only minute of additional time.

  34. 105

    Evra's cross from the left is headed narrowly wide of Gomes' far post by Tevez from eight yards.

  35. 105

    Bale storms into the Man United box but his run is eventually ended by a strong challenge from Vidic.

  36. 104

    Ronaldo makes space on the edge of the Tottenham box and sends his powerful effort well wide of Gomes' left hand post. The Man United forward is the game's most dangerous player at the moment.

  37. 103

    Tottenham make their expected change with David Bentley taking the place of Lennon.

  38. 102

    Lennon appears to have gone down with cramp. It looks like his match is over.

  39. 101

    Giggs' looping corner from the right is claimed with ease by Gomes on the edge of his six-yard box.

  40. 100

    Ronaldo sees his driven effort from the edge of the Tottenham box deflected behind for a corner. Man United are on top at the moment.

  41. 99

    Tottenham make their second change of the match with Gareth Bale taking the place of Jenas.

  42. 98

    It looks like Tottenham are preparing to make a change as they look to increase the tempo of their play.

  43. 97

    Tevez is caught offside as he looks to reach Ronaldo's ball behind the Tottenham defence.

  44. 96

    Nani cuts in from the left flank and sends a weak effort straight at Gomes.

  45. 95

    Evans does well to nip in and stop Modric's jinking run on the edge of the Man United box. I think we could see a few chances in extra time.

  46. 94

    Scholes does well to halt Jenas' forward run with a strong challenge in the Tottenham box. This match is becoming more open.

  47. 93

    Tevez fails to take control of Giggs' neat pass and King is able to bring the ball clear of danger.

  48. 92

    Corluka does well to usher the ball out of play for a Tottenham goal-kick under pressure from Nani.

  49. 91

    The first half of extra time is under way and Man United have made their final change with Ryan Giggs taking the place of Gibson.

  50. What do you think will happen as this match reaches it conclusion? Will Ronaldo continue to be the game's key player? Let me know by sending an e-mail to nick.hext@bskyb.com.

  51. Man United are now 2/5 to win this match with Sky Bet, while you can back Tottenham for Carling Cup glory at 7/4.

  52. FT

    The referee blows his whistle for full-time. We will now play 30 minutes of extra-time before penalties are required if the scores are still level. Stay with us for all the action.

  53. 90

    Ronaldo breaks into the Tottenham box and sends a powerful effort against Gomes' left hand post. The rebound falls to Nani but the Man United winger can only send his effort wide of goal.

  54. 90

    Assou-Ekotto does well to scramble the ball away from Tevez as the Man United striker looks to break forward.

  55. 90

    There will be three minutes of additional time.

  56. 89

    Lennon's bustling run into the Man United box is finally ended by a strong challenge from Vidic. The Tottenham winger has been the most dangerous player on the pitch today.

  57. 88

    Tottenham are enjoying a spell of sustained possession but they are failing to cause Man United's defence any major problems at the moment.

  58. 87

    We have a break in play as O'Hara receives treatment after being winded by Ronaldo's free-kick. The Tottenham sub will be fine to continue.

  59. 86

    Ronaldo sends a free-kick from 25 yards straight into the Tottenham wall and the danger is cleared.

  60. 85

    O'Hara's corner from the right is claimed with ease by Foster inside his six-yard box.

  61. 84

    Modric's cross from the right is turned behind for a Tottenham corner by Vidic.

  62. 83

    Anderson appeals for a free-kick as the ball races out of play for a Tottenham goal-kick. He felt he was blocked by Jenas but the referee was right to wave play-on.

  63. 82

    Evra tumbles to the ground in the Tottenham box under Corluka's challenge but the referee rightly waves play-on.

  64. 81

    O'Hara's free-kick from the right flank is easily claimed by Foster inside his six-yard box.

  65. 80

    Lennon does well to win a free-kick for Tottenham on the right flank as he is bundled to the ground by Evra.

  66. 79

    This match continues to be evenly poised. Both sides will think they have a realistic chance of lifting the Carling Cup.

  67. 78

    Lennon does superbly to usher the ball out of play for a Tottenham goal-kick under pressure from Evra.

  68. 77

    Evans has now moved to play right-back for Man United with Vidic partnering Ferdinand in the heart of the Red Devils' defence.

  69. 76

    Man United make their second change of the match with Nemanja Vidic taking the place of O'Shea.

  70. 75

    Anderson's driven effort from the edge of the Tottenham box is saved with ease in the centre of his goal by Gomes.

  71. 74

    Jenas is penalised by the referee as he catches Evans with a high boot in the Man United box.

  72. 73

    Anderson storms forward and sees his attempted through ball to Tevez knocked away from danger by King.

  73. 72

    Lennon finds himself unmarked in the Man United box and sees his driven effort parried away from a goal by a strong save from Foster. The keeper did well to knock the ball away from danger.

  74. 71

    Modric makes space on the edge of the Man United box and sees his driven effort blocked by Evans.

  75. 70

    Lennon's low cross from the right is scrambled away from the Man United box by Evra.

  76. 69

    Assou-Ekotto's long ball forward is headed away from Bent by Evans. Man United's defence has looked comfortable in this half.

  77. 68

    Ronaldo breaks into the Tottenham box and falls under the challenge of King. The referee surprisingly halts play and books the Man United forward. That looks to be the wrong decision as the Spurs defender caught the Portugal international.

  78. 67

    Ronaldo takes control of Tevez's neat pass and sends a lofted effort straight at Gomes. Wasted chance for Man United.

  79. 66

    Tottenham make their first change of the match with Jamie O'Hara taking the place of Pavlyuchenko.

  80. 65

    O'Shea is slightly lucky to escape a second booking as he knocks Modric to the ground with a late challenge.

  81. 64

    Anderson's free-kick from right drifts narrowly wide of Gomes' far post as Man United continue to dominate this half.

  82. 63

    Modric concedes a free-kick on the edge of the Tottenham box as he bundles Ronaldo to the ground.

  83. 62

    Dawson does well to nip in and clear Scholes' attempted pass to Nani away from danger.

  84. 61

    Gibson's corner from the right is sent towards goal by a half-volley from Evans. The effort looks set to go well wide of Gomes' right hand post until Tevez flicks the ball from close-range. The shot still, however, drifts wide of goal.

  85. 60

    Pavlyuchenko sends a poor effort well wide of Foster's left hand post from long-range. It has been a tough match for the Tottenham striker so far.

  86. 59

    O'Shea becomes the first player to be booked in today's game.

  87. 58

    Lennon sends a curving effort narrowly over the top of the bar from the edge of the Man United box. The Tottenham winger has looked very lively today.

  88. 57

    Man United make their first change of the match with Anderson taking the place of Welbeck. The Man United striker failed to shine today.

  89. 56

    Scholes dwells on the ball on the edge of the Tottenham box and allows Jenas to win possession with a crunching challenge.

  90. 55

    Modric's free-kick from the left flank is headed behind for a corner by Ferdinand. Man United waste the resulting flag-kick.

  91. 54

    Gibson's looping corner from the right falls to O'Shea at the far post of the Tottenham goal but the Man United defender runs out of room and Spurs are able to clear the danger.

  92. 53

    Gibson storms forward and sees his powerful effort from 25 yards deflected behind for a Man United corner.

  93. 52

    Gibson's corner from the left is cleared from danger by a strong header from Zokora. Man United have made a bright start to this half.

  94. 51

    Evra's cross from the left is turned behind for a Man United corner by Lennon.

  95. 50

    Pavlyuchenko runs up and fires an awful free-kick well over the top of the Man United bar from 35 yards.

  96. 49

    Ronaldo breaks into the Tottenham box and fails to take a shooting chance as he looks to play the ball to Tevez. That was the wrong decision as Spurs clear the danger.

  97. 48

    Ronaldo runs up and blasts his free-kick high over the top of the Tottenham bar. Bright start to the half from Man United.

  98. 47

    Ronaldo is bundled to the ground to give Man United a free-kick in a shooting position.

  99. 46

    The second-half is under way as Man United keep the ball early on.

  100. The players are back on the pitch as we near the start of the second-half.

  101. Neil Smithson from Carterton is hoping Man United can claim victory today. He think one crucial mistake could make the difference. Do you agree with Neil? Let me know by sending an e-mail to nick.hext@bskyb.com.

  102. What are your thoughts on the first-half? Do you think Man United should make any changes at the break? Will Tottenham be able to make their pressure count? Let me know by sending an e-mail to nick.hext@bskyb.com.

  103. Man United are now 10/11 to win this match with Sky Bet, Tottenham are 9/2 and you can back the draw at 7/5.

  104. HT

    Modric's corner from the right is headed clear by Evans and the referee blows his whistle for half-time. Man United started brightly but Tottenham have been the better side as the opening period progressed.

  105. 45

    Lennon's low cross from the right is turned behind for a Tottenham corner by Ferdinand.

  106. 45

    There will be one minute of additional time.

  107. 44

    Tottenham are enjoying a spell of sustained possession but they are causing Man United no problems as we get closer to half-time.

  108. 43

    Tottenham will be pleased with their display in this half. They have overcome a shaky start to be the better side as we near the break.

  109. 42

    Tevez's driven effort is blocked by Ledley King and Tottenham clear the loose ball.

  110. 41

    Corluka's cross from the right drifts over the head of Bent and races clear of the Man United box.

  111. 40

    Zokora wastes a crossing opportunity from the right as he sends the ball drifting out of play for a Man United throw-in on the opposite flank.

  112. 39

    Gibson sends a poor pass drifting straight out of play for a Tottenham goal-kick. Man United are losing tempo in their attacking play.

  113. 38

    Jenas is disappointed as he fails to win a free-kick following a clumsy challenge from Scholes. Tottenham are on top at the moment.

  114. 37

    Nani's corner from the left is cleared by Corluka as the ball drifts through to the far post of Gomes' goal.

  115. 36

    Lennon's cross from the left is headed well over the top of the bar by Pavlyuchenko. That was a decent chance for Tottenham.

  116. 35

    Modric's lofted free-kick into the Man United box is easily headed clear by Nani.

  117. 34

    Zokora's forward run is ended by a lunging challenge from John O'Shea. Tottenham win a free-kick and the Man United defender is warned by the referee.

  118. 33

    Lennon storms into the Man United box and sees his cut-back from the right scrambled away from danger by Evans. Tottenham are enjoying their best spell of the match.

  119. 32

    Lennon is caught offside as he looks to reach Modric's neat pass behind the Man United defence.

  120. 31

    Tevez concedes a free-kick as he bundles Benoit Assou-Ekotto to the ground on the edge of the Tottenham box.

  121. 30

    Bent's deflected effort is gathered by Foster at the second attempt by his left hand post. Tottenham are starting to pose more questions to Man United.

  122. 29

    Welbeck looks to storm forward but he fails to keep control of the ball and Gomes is able to gather possession.

  123. 28

    Bent bundles Evans to the ground to give Man United a free-kick deep in their own half.

  124. 27

    Modric fails to take control of Corluka's driven cross from the right and Man United bring the ball away from their penalty area.

  125. 26

    Man United are continuing to dominate this match. They have enjoyed the majority of possession and have created the better chances.

  126. 25

    Ferdinand sends a powerful volley onto the roof of Gomes' neat from 30 yards. What an attempt from the Man United captain!

  127. 24

    Gibson's corner from the right is cleared by a flicked header from Zokora.

  128. 23

    Ronaldo's low cross from the righyt is turned behind for a Man United corner by Zokora.

  129. 22

    Bent fails to move quickly to reach Pavlyuchenko's neat pass and Ferdinand is able to move the ball forward.

  130. 21

    Dawson catches Tevez with a poor challenge to give Man United a free-kick just inside the Tottenham half. It has been a bright start to this match.

  131. 20

    Luka Modric's free-kick from the right flank is cleared away from danger by a flicked header from Jonny Evans.

  132. 19

    Pavlyuchenko falls to the ground under a heavy challenge from Evra to give Tottenham a free-kick on the right flank.

  133. 18

    Lennon pokes the ball away from Foster from a tight-angle but Ferdinand is able to nip in ahead of Pavlyuchenko and clear the danger.

  134. 17

    Tevez's low cross from the left goes straight out of play for a Tottenham goal-kick as Man United continue to dominate this match.

  135. 16

    Gibson's corner from the left is headed clear of danger by Corluka.

  136. 15

    Nani cuts in from the left flank and sees his driven effort turned narrowly around his near post by Gomes. Corner to Man United.

  137. 14

    Jermaine Jenas' half-volley from the edge of the Man United box is blocked by Ferdinand and the Red Devils clear the danger.

  138. 13

    Gibson storms forward and sends a powerful effort narrowly over the top of the Tottenham bar.

  139. 12

    Evra fails to work a neat one-two with Ronaldo as the Man United winger sends the return pass out of play for a Tottenham goal-kick.

  140. 11

    Dawson's long ball forward is headed away from the onrushing Darren Bent by Rio Ferdinand.

  141. 10

    Roman Pavlyuchenko concedes a free-kick as he catches Darron Gibson with a late challenge on the halfway line.

  142. 9

    Nani's attempted through ball to Welbeck is cut-out by a strong challenge from Dawson. Tottenham are struggling to break out of their own half.

  143. 8

    Danny Welbeck runs onto Scholes' long ball but he slips in the Tottenham box and allows Corluka to clear the danger. Man United have been the better side at the start of this match.

  144. 7

    Ronaldo's driven effort from just inside the Tottenham box is saved with ease at his left hand post by Heurelho Gomes.

  145. 6

    Cristiano Ronaldo sends a rising free-kick well over the top of the Tottenham bar from 30 yards.

  146. 5

    Tevez falls to the ground under a clumsy challenge from Zokora to give Man United a free-kick in a shooting position.

  147. 4

    Man United win a free-kick as Paul Scholes is bundled to the ground by a poor challenge from Didier Zokora.

  148. 3

    Evra's low cross from the left is turned well wide of the Tottenham goal by Carlos Tevez.

  149. 2

    Patrice Evra does well to halt Aaron Lennon's run down the right flank with a strong challenge.

  150. 1

    The action is under way as Vedran Corluka fires a long ball straight through to Ben Foster in the Man United goal.

  151. The players are being introduced to the special guests as we get closer to kick-off.

  152. The players are making their way out onto the pitch as disco lights shine on the side of the tunnel.

  153. Man United are 8/11 to win today's game with Sky Bet, Tottenham are 4/1 and you can back the draw after 90 minutes at 13/5.

  154. Here is some more detailed information about the teams: Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate fails a late fitness test and misses the Carling Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley. Woodgate scored the winner in the final against Chelsea a year ago but is replaced by Michael Dawson, who partners Ledley King at centre-back. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp goes with Roman Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent in attack, with David Bentley and Jamie O'Hara among the substitutes. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson does not include Wayne Rooney among his replacements and starts with Carlos Tevez and Danny Welbeck up front. Rio Ferdinand leads United and Paul Scholes is in central midfield, three years after missing the final against Wigan with an eye injury.

  155. The teams in full for today's game are: Man Utd: Foster, O'Shea, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra, Ronaldo, Scholes, Gibson, Nani, Tevez, Welbeck Subs: Kuszczak, Anderson, Giggs, Park, Vidic, Possebon, Eckersley

  156. Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Jenas, Zokora, Modric, Bent, Pavlyuchenko Subs: Alnwick, Bale, Bentley, Huddlestone, Gunter, Taarabt, O'Hara Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

  157. Welcome to our live coverage of the Carling Cup final between Man United and Tottenham. Let me know who you think will claim the glory by sending an e-mail to nick.hext@bskyb.com.

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