Hull City 2-1 Man Utd: Red Devils book final spot

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Manchester United booked their spot in the League Cup final despite losing 2-1 to Hull City in the second leg.

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Paul Pogba of Manchester United (6) celebrates with Jesse Lingard (14) as he scores their first goal during the EFL Cup Semi-Final second leg match between Hull City and Manchester United at KCOM Stadium on January 26, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Tom Huddlestone put the hosts ahead after 35 minutes from the penalty spot, though replays showed that United defender Marcos Rojo had barely tugged the shirt of Hull’s Harry Maguire, who tumbled to the ground prompting referee Jon Moss to award the spot kick.

But Hull were unable to turn the screw and allowed a much-improved United claw their way back into the match after the break as Paul Pogba stabbed in the equaliser.

Hull’s Oumar Niasse scored in the 85th minute to reduce the aggregate deficit to 3-2, but there was to be no fairytale comeback for the Premier League strugglers who were spirited in their efforts to overturn their 2-0 first-leg defeat.

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Hull City: Marshall, Meyler, Maguire, Dawson, Tymon, Maloney, Huddlestone, Clucas, Diomande, Bowen, Niasse.

Subs: Kuciak, Elabdellaoui, Robertson, Evandro, Weir, Hernandez, Markovic.

Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, Rojo, Carrick, Jones, Smalling, Lingard, Ander Herrera, Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Rashford.

Subs: Mata, Rooney, Romero, Mkhitaryan, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Fellaini.

Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

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