Carling Cup: Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers


Manchester United are set to start their title defense against the Wolverhampton Wanderers when the boys from Old Trafford join the third round of the Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup or Carling Cup.

Both the Red Devils and Wolves enjoyed wins at the weekend, boosting both sides for this match that could provide some thrill.

United enter this contest after a dramatic injury-time goal from Michael Owen which sealed a 4-3 victory over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

Well, that last-gasp winner really broke the hearts of the Citizens.

The Carling Cup is seen by several big clubs as a lower priority than other tournaments. Many of the top English sides have used the competition to give young players valuable big-game experience.

Game time is 8:00 p.m. BST (3:00 p.m. ET).

UPDATE: United 1, Wolves 0. Danny Welbeck scored in the 66th minute to put the Red Devils into round four of the Carling Cup.