Rashford admits luck in his stunning goal that knocked Chelsea out of the Carabao Cup

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Marcus Rashford scored a brace in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that knocked the Blues out of the competition, with United progressing to the quarterfinals of the competition.

Rashford’s first goal was a 25th minute penalty goal that Marcos Alonso conceded after he was judged to have brought down Daniel James in the penalty box.

Chelsea were on fire in the second half as the Blues pressed United intensely. Chelsea’s pressure turned to goal as Michy Batshuayi scored a stunning goal just after the hour mark.

For all of Chelsea’s efforts in the second half, Rashford killed the Chelsea momentum as he hit a thunderbolt free-kick in the 73rd minute that sealed the win for United.

Speaking about the goal after the game, Rashford admitted a slice of luck to his technique as he hinted that the ball can go anywhere.

“To be honest, it was the balls,” Rashford said after the game. “When we were training with them and we were shooting there was this up and down motion and they can go anywhere.

“Thankfully, today it went in the top corner. It is a positive day.”

Speaking about United’s win, Rashford said: “The only way to get through it is to fight through it and win because they’re the things which keep everyone happy.

“When you’ve won, you wake up with a good feeling. The main focus was improvement and development.”

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