On Tuesday night, Manchester United was eliminated by Championship side Derby County in post-match penalties at Old Trafford. Frank Lampard was facing his former boss Jose Mourinho for the first time as a Coach. The former Chelsea midfielder came out victorious and he fully deserved it. The visitors were heading for a historic 2-1 victory but Maruone Fellaini equalized in injury time. The match was to be decided by penalties and Phil Jones missed his spot-kick to give the Rams a massive 8-7 win. The defeat piles more pressure on the ‘Special One’ after another costly draw a few days ago against Wolves. Today, as we continue to enjoy Red Devils trolling online, let us look at some of the most embarrassing League Cup eliminations against big clubs in history.
6. Liverpool- Northampton (3rd Round 2010)
— Auntie Bex ✨ (@Bexxy1976) September 22, 2014
In 2010, Liverpool was shocked by a League Two side Northampton in League Cup third round. The Reds took an early lead but this was canceled in the 56th minute. The Cobblers went on to score another goal to make it 2-1. Roy Hodgson was shaking until David Ngog late header to make it 2-2. The match went to a penalty shoot-out but the Anfield giant still lost after Ngog and Eccleston missed their spot-kicks. This remains one of the most embarrassing moments for the club.
5. Chelsea-Burnley (4th Round 2008)
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 20, 2017
Luiz Felipe Scolari did not enjoy his tenure at Chelsea and championship side Burnley contributed immensely. The championship side eliminated the Blues in 2008 League Cup fourth round via a penalty shootout. The game ended 1-1 to go to penalties and John Obi Mikel and Wayne Bridge missed their penalties. It was a good examination for the Clarets because they were promoted to the Premier League at the end of that season. They are now a force in England.
4. Man United- Southend (4th Round 2006)
— SUFC_History (@SUFC_History) January 25, 2016
Jose Mourinho should not be hanged for losing to Championship side Derby County on Tuesday night because it has happened before to the Red Devils. In 2006, a high flying Manchester United side with stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney lost 1-0 to Championship bottom side Southend in League Cup Fourth round. Sir Alex Ferguson side tried everything but a 30-yard wonder free-kick goal by Freddy Eastwood was enough to knock the giant out.