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Mourinho Wins His First Cup With Manchester United

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EFL Cup final: Reaction as Ibrahimovic breaks Saints hearts| Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a dramatic 87th minute winner as Manchester United edged Southampton to win the EFL Cup in a pulsating Wembley final.

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Ibrahinmovic had given United the lead with a sublime free­kick before Jesse Lingard made it 2­ 0 from the edge of the box after Marcos Rojo’s cut­back.Yet Southampton staged a remarkable fightback, Manolo Gabbiadini tucking home through the legs of David de Gea shortly before the interval.

Southampton equalised when Gabbiadini, a £14m buy from Napoli earlier this month, held off Chris Smalling before spinning and scoring with a low finish, before Ibrahimovic’s powerful header from Ander Herrera’s cross. The Saints had been denied a third goal when the score was 2­2 when Oriol Romeu headed against the post from a corner. The win secured Jose Mourinho his first major trophy in his first season as United manager

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