The early joke doing the rounds is Juan Mata is in police custody after he attempted a U-turn on the M6. Manchester United's penalty shootout loss to Sunderland in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup was as gutless as their apparent attempt to qualify through the away goals rule against a side 19th in the Premier League table.

Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones both missed the target completely, while Vito Mannone repelled Adnan Januzaj and Rafael da Silva's feeble efforts. Sunderland failed to convert three penalties themselves, but prevailed 2-1 on spotkicks and will play at Wembley for the first time since 1998.

With United trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Jonny Evans' first-half goal levelled the tie and took it into extra-time, with the away goals rule coming into effect after 120 minutes.

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  • Soccer - Capital One Cup - Semi Final - Second Leg - Manchester United v Sunderland - Old Trafford

    Sunderland's Vito Mannone celebrates with Craig Gardner and Steven Fletcher after Manchester United's Rafael Da Silva's (right) missed penalty during the Capital One Cup, Semi Final, Second Leg at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) celebrates with Sunderland's Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone (R) after winning the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) celebrates with Sunderland's Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone (R) after winning the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Phil Bardsley (L) of Sunderland celebrates with teammate Craig Gardner after scoring his team's goal during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United goes past Lee Cattermole of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's English forward Danny Welbeck (C) shoots past Sunderland's Irish defender John O'Shea during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: The cross from Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United is blocked by Lee Cattermole of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Sir Alex Ferguson looks on from the stands during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: David Moyes the Manchester United manager speaks with his players prior to extra time during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: David Moyes the Manchester United manager speaks with his players prior to extra time during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes (2-L) talks to his players prior to extra time during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (R) vies with Manchester United's Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (R) vies with Manchester United's Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Gus Poyet the Sunderland manager speaks with his players prior to extra time during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: David Moyes the Manchester United manager speaks with his players prior to extra time during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English defender Philip Bardsley celebrates after his team had won the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United is pursued by Wes Brown of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's Scottish forward Steven Fletcher celebrates after Sunderland's English defender Philip Bardsley had scored to force a penalty shoot out during the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Mexican forward Javier Hernández reacts during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone (C) celebrates with Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) after winning the penalty shoot out during the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Craig Gardner and Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrate following their team's victory in the penalty shootout during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Belgium midfielder Adnan Januzaj (C) reacts after missing a penalty during the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United reacts after his penalty is saved during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United reacts after his penalty is saved during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes (L) and Sunderland manager Gus Poyet (R) react during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes reacts during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes reacts during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Dejected Manchester United players line up as the penalty shootout carries on during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    The Manchester United team look on during the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: GoalkeeperVito Mannone of Sunderland is congratulated by teammates after saving the penalty from Rafael Da Silva of Manchester United to win the match during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: GoalkeeperVito Mannone of Sunderland is congratulated by teammates Craig Gardner and Steven Fletcher after saving the penalty from Rafael Da Silva of Manchester United to win the match during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) and Sunderland's English midfielder Adam Johnson celebrate after their team had won the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates after his team had won the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) and Sunderland's English midfielder Adam Johnson celebrate after their team had won the penalty shoot during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland players and staff celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Sunderland players celebrate after GoalkeeperVito Mannone of Sunderland saves the penalty from Rafael Da Silva of Manchester United to win the match during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English defender Philip Bardsley celebrates after his team had won the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: GoalkeeperVito Mannone of Sunderland is congratulated by teammates Craig Gardner and Steven Fletcher after saving the penalty from Rafael Da Silva of Manchester United to win the match during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) celebrates after his team had won the penalty shoot out during the English League Cup semi final second leg football match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 22, 2014. Sunderland won 2-1 on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Sunderland players celebrate after GoalkeeperVito Mannone of Sunderland saves the penalty from Rafael Da Silva of Manchester United to win the match during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Marcos Alonso of Sunderland and Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United battle for possession during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Fabio Borini of Sunderland is challenged by Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United gives directions to teammate Alexander Buttner during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jonny Evans of Manchester United scores the opening goal past Vito Mannone of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: The cross from Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United is blocked by Lee Cattermole of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United v Sunderland - Capital One Cup Semi-Final: Second Leg

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United is challenged by Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


On 119 minutes, David de Gea committed the worst mistake of his career when, resembling a cricket fielder's long barrier stance, he palmed Phil Bardsley's shot into his own net. It was Sunderland's first effort on target all night.

A minute later, Adnan Januzaj played the ball across goal for Javier Hernández to take the tie to penalties, where Ki Sung-Yueng's conversion proved to be the winner.