It was a wild one at Old Trafford, to say the least.
With the Capital One Cup semifinal knotted at 2-2 on aggregate, Phil Bardsley scored in the final minute of extra time — thanks to a David De Gea howler — only for Javier Chicharito Hernandez to save United into the penalty shootout just a minute later.
That’s when all hell broke loose. Sunderland’s Craig Gardner stepped up first, and missed. And then Danny Welbeck missed. And then another. Really, all that was missing was the Benny Hill music in the background. (Come on, Internet, do your thing!)
It may have been the worst penalty shootout of all time, as seven of the ten PKs taken were either saved or woefully off target. In the end, Sunderland eked out a 2-1 shootout win, sending Man United out of the competition and into further despair.
Here are David Moyes’ thoughts on the game — or is his whole season thus far? — summed up in one Vine:
You kind of have to feel a bit for Moyes at this point, no? Even when some air of optimism finally returned to Old Trafford on Wednesday, thanks to the impending transfer of Juan Mata, it got immediately blown away by yet another gut-wrenching “defeat” at home.
Which makes you wonder how it can possibly get worse for United…
Mata on his way to Old Trafford. https://t.co/awOg8jthxT— Football Vines (@FootbalIVines)January 22, 2014