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Review: Manchester United advance to EFL Cup Final with aggregate win over Hull City

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will manage for the fourth time in an EFL Cup Final

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22:39 26th January 2017

by Dan Connor

Manchester United booked an EFL Cup Final date with Southampton at Wembley Stadium after a 3-2 aggregate victory over Hull City.

United lost their Semi-Final second leg 2-1 to the Tigers on the night to see their 17-game unbeaten run come to an end, but progressed courtesy of Paul Pogba’s crucial second-half goal.

Tom Huddlestone rifled the hosts into the lead from the penalty spot on 36 minutes to give the home fans inside the KCOM Stadium hope of turning around a two-goal deficit, but Pogba’s poked effort into the bottom corner soon cancelled it out.

Oumar Niasse latched onto David Meyler's cross late on to give Hull a second goal and set up a tense finish, but United held out to progress to the final for the first time since 2010.

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The showpiece means Jose Mourinho - a three-time winner - will take charge of his first final as United boss, and has the opportunity to claim the club’s fifth EFL Cup success.

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