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The Internet Reacts: Man United beat Arsenal and City lift the League Cup

The Internet Reacts: Man United beat Arsenal and City lift the League Cup

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We were treated to another fine weekend of football as Manchester United saw off title hopefuls Arsenal 3-2 in a thrilling encounter and Manchester City lifted the Capital One thanks to some goalkeeping heroics from Willy Caballero. As always, the internet became a golden platform of insightful musings and witty banter. Here at ComeOn! we pick out our highlights from social media websites Twitter and Facebook.

Man United 3-2 Arsenal
New kid on the block Marcus Rashford was the hero for the second time in only a week after his two goals and an assist at Old Trafford yesterday put a severe dent in Arsenal’s title hopes. After scoring another two goals in United’s 5-1 Europa League victory over Midtjylland on Thursday, the internet was in raptures over United’s newly-introduced wonder kid.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 29, 2016

And of course, his manager Lois Van Gaal also made a name for himself Sunday afternoon with some rather peculiar antics on the touchline. The 64-year-old Dutchman threw himself to the floor in front of fourth official Mike Dean during the second half of United’s 3-2 victory, seemingly protesting a refereeing decision made against his side just moments earlier in the match.

And of course, after witnessing such an amusing display of amateur dramatics by LVG, the internet reacted in the only way it could…it parodied the hell out of it.

— Cramponsdanslagueule (@CramponsdanslaG) February 28, 2016

 

Liverpool 1-1 Man City

It was a nail-biting finale to Sunday afternoon’s Capital One Cup final after neither side could be separated after 120 minutes of football at London’s Wembley stadium.
It was pre-match favourites City who took a rather fortunate lead just four minutes into the second half following a goalkeeping error from Simon Mignolet.
A tame shot from an acute angle from City midfielder Fernandinho somehow found its way underneath the body of the Belgian keeper which gifted the Citizens the lead in an otherwise even contest between these two sides.

— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) February 28, 2016

But in a strange twist of fate, it was the much-maligned keeper that dusted himself down to pull off a string of world class saves to keep his side in the contest.

With the score still at 1-0, Liverpool found an arguably deserved equaliser through Brazilian Philippe Coutinho with just eight minutes to go, forcing the game into extra time.

— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 28, 2016

With both sides failing to find the net in the 30 minutes of extra time that followed, it was Manchester City who ended up being crowned Capital Cup winners thanks to some penalty shoot-out heroics from their Argentine keeper Willy Caballero.
The ex-Malaga man incredibly saved three of Liverpool’s four spot kicks which garnered some deserved praise from fellow professionals and critics alike.

Author – Andrew MacFarlane

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