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Sunderland beats 'hapless' Manchester United in penalty shootout to reach Capital One Cup final

Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 10:23am IST | Agency: ANI

Manchester United's miserable season hit new depths as they lost.

to Sunderland during a penalty shootout in the Capital One Cup semi-finals at home in Old Trafford on Wednesday.

It was a triumph Sunderland deserved as their belief never wavered, even deep into injury-time, and they secured a Capital One Cup final place against Manchester City at Wembley.

According to the BBC, Sunderland stood less than two minutes from Wembley when United keeper David De Gea hopelessly fumbled Phil Bardsley's shot in the dying moments of extra-time after Jonny Evans had earlier put United level over the two legs.

The report mentioned that Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones were off target for United while Sunderland's goalkeeper Vito Mannone denied Adnan Januzaj and crucially Rafael, the stop that sent Gus Poyet's side to the final on March 2.

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