Jan 22, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Man UtdManchester United
Evans (37'), Hernandez (120')
Jones (113'), Januzaj (116')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Bardsley (119')
Borini (65'), O'Shea (90'), Gardner (110'), Alonso (120')
Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties

Steven Fletcher to miss Sunderland's Capital One Cup second leg with Manchester United

Fletcher to miss second leg with United
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Gus Poyet will not play Steven Fletcher in Sunderland's vital Capital One Cup match with Manchester United due to an Achilles problem.

Gus Poyet has revealed that Steven Fletcher will not play in Sunderland's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United on Wednesday as he does not want him to aggravate an injury.

The 26-year-old striker featured for 18 minutes in Sunderland's 2-2 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday, but is nursing an Achilles problem that Poyet is unwilling to take risks with.

"Sometimes you have to think of the player, and I did not want to be responsible for him getting injured by starting him in the game," Poyet told the Sunderland Echo.

"But he came through it okay, and we just have to assess how it will be in the next few days."

Sunderland are 90 minutes away from a final at Wembley having won the first leg 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes leaves the field after the UEFA Champions League football match between Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford on December 10, 2013
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