Manchester United secured a victory over Newcastle to become champions of the EFL Cup and end their six years trophy drought.

In his first season in English football, Erik ten Hag led his team to victory with first-half goals from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford.

The match was held at Wembley, which was a first for Newcastle since 1999, as they aimed to end their trophy drought that has spanned since 1969.

Manchester United, who had recently beaten Barcelona in the Europa League and had Rashford on their team, came into the match with high momentum.

Both teams started out quickly, but it was Ten Hag’s team who scored first, with Casemiro heading in a Luke Shaw free-kick.

Rashford then made it 2-0 by scoring from a tight angle. In the second half, Newcastle tried to close the gap with Kieran Trippier performing well down the right side, and Joelinton coming close to scoring, but they were unable to get past United’s goalkeeper, David De Gea.

Although Richie’s header was saved by De Gea, the Red Devils held on for the victory and claimed the EFL Cup for this year.