Manchester United 1-3 Manchester City
(Rashford 70’ – Bernardo Silva 17’, Mahrez 33’, Pereira 38’ OG)
Raheem made his 350th domestic senior appearance as Manchester City cruised to a 3-1 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
The England international, who has been involved in more goals in this competition than any other player since the start of the 2013/14 season, may have not been as clinical in the final third as he has shown in the current campaign on Tuesday night.
However, Raheem was certainly an influence in the quadruple holders’ control of the match with a pass completion rate of 95% – the fifth highest percentage of any player in the clash.
Strikes from Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez as well as an own-goal from Andreas Pereira put the tie very much in City’s favour despite Marcus Rashford’s consolation as Raheem strives to lift his third League Cup title.
What Does This Mean?
With a 3-1 aggregate lead, City will be confident of securing their place in the final at Wembley as United travel to the Etihad on Wednesday 29th January for the second-leg.
Next for Raheem is a trip to Aston Villa, taking on the Premier League strugglers at Villa Park with kick off at 4:30pm on Sunday.