Poyet: ‘Incredible’ Sunderland win is for the fans
Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet has dedicated his side’s dramatic Capital One Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United on Wednesday to the club’s supporters, BBC Sport has reported.
Leading 2-1 from the first leg, they looked set to be heading out of the competition on away goals due to Jonathan Evans’ first half header. The Black Cats managed to equalise in the dying minutes of extra time with the help of a howling error by Man Utd goalkeeper David De Gea, but the four-time League Cup winners forced penalties through Javier Hernandez’ close range finish.
Then, in a shoot-out which saw only three penalties converted out of 10, Sunderland won 2-1 to stun Old Trafford, and to book a place in the final against Manchester City on March 2.
The Wearsider’s first appearance at the New Wembley comes despite the club languishing in the bottom three of the Premier League. And after the game a jubilant Poyet said: "It's been a difficult season, they deserve that," said Poyet. "Let's see if we can go one more and win it."
"The things that happened today, it's incredible, but the players have been outstanding. Credit to them."
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