2 Mar 2009

Man U goalie heroic in Carling Cup final

10:42 am on 2 March 2009

Goalie Ben Foster kept Manchester United on track in their bid for an unprecedented five trophies this season with a man-of-the-match performance in a penalty shoot-out win over Tottenham Hotspur in English football's League Cup final.

After a goalless 120 minutes, the England goalkeeper produced two crucial saves to deny Tottenham victory in open play, before pulling off a superb stop to keep out Jamie O'Hara's opening penalty for the visitors.

David Bentley then sent Spurs' third spot-kick wide, and United won the shootout 4-1.