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16-Year-Old Luke Matheson Scores Late Goal To Send Rochdale To Penalties At Old Trafford

16-Year-Old Luke Matheson Scores Late Goal To Send Rochdale To Penalties At Old Trafford

Luke Matheson has helped cause a stunning upset at Old Trafford as Rochdale have forced Manchester United into penalties in their League Cup clash.

The Red Devils fielded a relatively strong starting XI and were unable to break the deadlock in the first half.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men took the lead in the second half thanks to United starlet Mason Greenwood, who found space on the right before cutting in and firing a low finish into the net.

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Rochdale continued to fight back against United and pulled back an equaliser through Matheson.

The 16-year-old pounced on a looped ball near the back post and smashed it home to send the match into penalties.

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Juan Mata stepped up first for United and buried the ball into the back of the net.

Calvin Andrew fired in Rochdale's first to level the scores, but Andreas Pereira stepped up to score United's second of the shootout.

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Jimmy Keohane had his penalty saved by Sergio Romero before Fred buried his attempt and put United 3-1 up on penalties.

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Aaron Morley and Aaron Wilbraham both scored for Rochdale, but Greenwood and Daniel James both fired home from the spot-kick to secure a 5-3 victory for United on penalties.

Solskjaer has been under intense pressure after United's disappointing start to the season.

And United fans were far from happy about the result and have flocked to Twitter to vent their frustrations.

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Full-time result: Manchester United beat Rochdale 5-3 on penalties.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, red devils, EFL Cup, League Cup, Rochdale, Old Trafford

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]