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Man United see off Ipswich in League Cup

Anthony Martial stepped off the bench and scored his fourth goal in four matches as Manchester United strolled into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 3-0 win over Ipswich.

United's 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in this competition last year is regarded as the worst loss of Dutchman Louis van Gaal's tenure and there was no way he was going to let Ipswich record a similar result on Wednesday.

Anthony Martial scored again. Credit: PA

The United boss sent out a near full-strength side, and they spared little energy dispatching an Ipswich team that contained 11 changes.

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in domestic competition this season, taking down Daley Blind's long pass before beating Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Andreas Pereira, making his first start, netted his maiden strike for the club - a dipping free-kick from 20 yards - before Martial raced through and prodded the ball home in injury time to continue his excellent start to life at Old Trafford.


Ipswich midfielder charged with breaching betting rules

Teenager Bishop has been charged by the FA. Credit: PA

Ipswich's teenage midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged with breaching Football Association rules in relation to betting.

The 18-year-old, who came through the academy system at Portman Road, faces a charge of committing "alleged multiple breaches" of the guidelines.

Bishop has until June 1 to respond to the charge, the FA said on its website.

Norwich City v Ipswich Town line-ups

The starting line-ups have been named for this lunchtime's East Anglia derby at Carrow Road in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg. The tie is finely poised after a 1-1 draw at Portman Road last Friday.


Ipswich Town v Norwich City starting line-ups

Ipswich boss McCarthy loves the play-off excitement

Mick McCarthy is excited. Credit: PA

The play-off system has not been kind to Mick McCarthy, but the Ipswich manager remains a fan nonetheless.

McCarthy has lost Championship play-off ties while in charge of Millwall, Sunderland and Wolves and on Saturday he will embark on another attempt to win promotion via that route when East Anglia rivals Norwich visit Portman Road in the semi-final first leg.

I'm a big fan of the play-off system.

My record in them is not great, in fact I was the first to suffer disappointment when they were introduced. But I still think they're brilliant.

Everybody always wants to reinvent the world. It strikes me that it works perfectly well. If you finish third and you feel a bit peeved that you're playing the team that finished sixth and however many points behind you, well you knew that at the start of the season.

Finish second or first and then you don't have to whinge about the rules.

'The play-off system makes the league exciting. It keeps a good two thirds of the league fighting for something for the majority of the season.

– Mick McCarthy
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