West Ham shocks Arsenal in Carabao Cup as Manchester United suffers back-to-back defeats by three goals and gets eliminated

Towards the end of the previous season, a sense of hope surrounded Manchester United, and fans were optimistic about the start of a new era of success. However, the current season has taken an unforeseen turn, with the team experiencing its poorest start in 60 years. The recent consecutive losses to Manchester City and Newcastle United have left supporters feeling dejected.

Following Manchester United’s recent defeats, questions have arisen about Erik Ten Hag’s future, although the manager appears unwavering in his belief regarding job security. The Carabao Cup elimination marked their most recent setback, but they were not alone, as Arsenal also faced a surprising defeat on Wednesday night against West Ham in the Carabao Cup.

West Ham shocks Arsenal in the Carabao Cup

Declan Rice had a disappointing return to the London Stadium as West Ham United defeated Arsenal 3-1, eliminating them from the Carabao Cup. Arsenal faced West Ham United in a fourth-round fixture at the London Stadium on Wednesday, November 1st. Mikel Arteta made six changes to the team that had won 5-0 against Sheffield United over the weekend.

David Raya, William Saliba, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli were all omitted from the lineup. In their place, Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Magalhaes, Fabio Vieira, Jorginho, Reiss Nelson, and Leandro Trossard were included. On the other hand, the Hammers made five changes to their lineup following a 1-0 home defeat to Everton over the weekend.

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Arsenal fielded a relatively strong yet altered lineup, but they suffered a disheartening defeat. The tone was set with Ben White’s own goal in the 16th minute, and West Ham extended their lead with Mohammed Kudus’s goal five minutes into the second half.

Jarrod Bowen’s goal in the 60th minute sealed a 3-0 lead, with Martin Odegaard’s stoppage-time strike serving as a mere consolation for Arsenal. In response to the defeat, an Arsenal fan commented on X, saying, “Maybe we should buy the rest of their team.”

Manchester United suffers back-to-back defeats

Manchester United has experienced consecutive losses for the first time in six decades, and they’ve conceded three goals in each of these defeats. The Wednesday night loss to Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup was the second consecutive home defeat for the “Red Devils,” and in both matches, they faced a three-goal deficit.

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In Manchester United’s prior home game, they suffered a 0-3 defeat to Manchester City during the 10th round of the Premier League. The last time the “Red Devils” faced such a result was back in October 1962. Furthermore, Newcastle’s victory over Manchester United marked their first away win by a margin of three or more goals since September 1930, when they won 7-4.

In the Carabao Cup’s Round of 16, Manchester United faced Newcastle United at Old Trafford and experienced a comprehensive 0-3 defeat. During the first half, Newcastle managed to secure a two-goal lead. Miguel Almiron opened the scoring in the 28th minute, while Lewis Hall extended their advantage eight minutes later. Newcastle effectively defended their lead and added a third goal in the 60th minute, with Joe Willock being the scorer that sealed the outcome.


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