• Date: Tue 27 October 2009
  • Venue: Oakwell Stadium
  • Ref: Foy, C
  • Attendance: 20,019
0 - 2
Manchester United

Manchester United

Welbeck (6)

Owen (59)

Barnsley vs Manchester United

Team Lineups


Luke Steele
Darren Moore
Steve Foster
Rob Kozluk
Julian Gray
Franca Anderson Silva (Jamal Campbell-Ryce, 71)
Hugo Roberto Colace (Jacob Butterfield, 77)
Adam Hammill
Emil Hallfredsson
Jon Macken (Iain Hume, 65)
Daniel Bogdanovic

Manchester United

Ben Foster
Da Silva Fabio
Gary Neville
Wes Brown
Jonny Evans, J
Da Silva Rafael
Luis de Abreu Anderson
Danny Welbeck (Zoran Tosic, 53)
Michael Owen (Richie de Laet, 65)
Federico Macheda
Gabriel Obertan

Match Report
Two-time Carling Cup winner Michael Owen helped book ten-man Manchester United's passage into the last eight on a bittersweet evening at Oakwell. Owen's clinical 59th-minute strike settled the issue, but the victory was marred by the dismissal of Gary Neville three minutes later for an ugly challenge on former Liverpool winger Adam Hammill. Sir Alex Ferguson fielded a totally different eleven to the one which lost at Anfield on Sunday, with Owen, Neville, Wes Brown, Ben Foster and Anderson among the starters in a strong side which also included French debutant Gabriel Obertan. Brothers Fabio Da Silva and Rafael Da Silva also lined up, while Barnsley boss and former United favourite Mark Robins made five changes from the weekend, with ex-United product Jon Macken leading the line. United made a lightning start and stunned the hosts by going in front after just six minutes. A precision near-post corner from Anderson was headed home emphatically from close range by the unmarked Danny Welbeck, who notched United's winner in the previous round against Wolves. Soon after, Welbeck almost made it two with his rasping shot saved by ex-Old Trafford keeper Luke Steele. Steele showed his mettle again to race out and deny Obertan with the visitors totally in the box seat. Barnsley eventually awoke from their slumber and Daniel Bogdanovic headed over following Hammill's corner and minutes later, another flag-kick from Hammill was diverted just off target by Stephen Foster. Macken just failed to control a throughball from Anderson De Silva with the goal beckoning, while no-one could apply the finishing touch following a dangerous cross from Bogdanovic as the hosts finished the half on top. The momentum continued on the restart with De Silva dragging a good opportunity wide. Sub Zoran Tosic then curled an effort just over as United sought a killer second, which duly came when Owen steered home a precision shot past Steele. Neville then saw red and sub Iain Hume headed a chance wide following a run from the lively Hammill. Bogdanovic, Darren Moore and Hammill all spurned opportunities to heap pressure on the visitors. Foster then made a super save to deny sub Jacob Butterfield as the litany of missed chances started to stack up.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Zoran Tosic.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Da Silva Fabio (later transferred to Da Silva Rafael upon appeal to the FA) .


Barnsley are replacing Hugo Roberto Colace with Jacob Butterfield.

Yellow Card

Daniel Bogdanovic goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Barnsley are replacing Franca Anderson Silva with Jamal Campbell-Ryce.


Jon Macken is being taken off, Iain Hume has come on in his place.


Michael Owen is being taken off, Richie de Laet has come on in his place.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Gary Neville has been sent off.


Goal!! Man Utd have scored with Michael Owen putting it in the back of the net.


Danny Welbeck is replaced by Zoran Tosic.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Yellow Card

Hugo Roberto Colace goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Franca Anderson Silva goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Man Utd have scored with Danny Welbeck putting it in the back of the net.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.


It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, October 27th, the match has kicked off.