Football: Fellaini helps United to 2-0 win over Hull in Cup semi

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini scores their second goal in the EFL Cup Semi Final First Leg at Old Trafford on Jan 10, 2017.
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini scores their second goal in the EFL Cup Semi Final First Leg at Old Trafford on Jan 10, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Manchester United planted one foot in the League Cup final after a late Marouane Fellaini header gave them a 2-0 win over Hull City in the first leg of their last four clash on Tuesday (Jan 10).

Juan Mata put United ahead early in the second half of what had looked like being a frustrating night for Jose Mourinho's side, who spurned several chances to put the tie to bed.

Paul Pogba rattled the post with a free kick and a string of other opportunities went begging as Hull dug in before Fellaini rose at the far post to head home with three minutes remaining.

Southampton and Liverpool contest the other semi-final, with the first leg at St Mary's on Wednesday.