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Although United was the party above, the goals were not scored until the final stages. Edinson Cavani opened the score two minutes before the end of regular playing time by hitting the left from the edge of the penalty area.
The Uruguayan striker was lucky to be on the field at that time. Cavani grabbed the throat of the Colombian defender shortly after half-time in a duel with Yerry Mina in the centre circle. The referee missed the incident and the VAR did not enter the League Cup until the semi-finals.
Anthony Martial threw the match in the final seconds. While Everton was chasing the equalizer with dedication, the Frenchman took advantage of one of United's quick outbreaks: 0-2.
Van de Beek had already switched by then. The former Ajacied had once again been given a basic position by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had made no less than nine changes to his starting line-up. But coming from the left flank Van de Beek did not make an indelible impression.
Gareth Bale signed for the well-deserved opening goal halfway through the first half, but a mere ten minutes after half time Stoke came out of nowhere to 1-1 via Jordan Thompson. Hits by Ben Davies and Harry Kane in the last twenty minutes meant victory for Tottenham Hotspur.