Carling Cup: Manchester Utd 0 Coventry City 2
The young United team that Sir Alex Ferguson had previously claimed could win the competition were dumped out by Coventry. Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he was “shocked and flabbergasted” by United’s performance in the 2-0 defeat to Coventry City.
Man Utd: Kuszczak, Bardsley (Brown 45), Evans (Carrick 56),Pique, Simpson, Nani, Martin (Campbell 45), O'Shea, Eagles,Dong, Anderson.
Subs Not Used: Heaton, Eckersley.
Coventry: Marshall, Osbourne (McNamee 88), Ward, Turner,Borrowdale, Simpson, Stephen Hughes, Doyle, Tabb, Mifsud,Best (Adebola 90).
Subs Not Used: Konstantopoulos, De Zeeuw, Thornton.
Goals: Mifsud 27, 70.
Ref: Mark Halsey (Lancashire).