Juan Mata scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 54th minute. For an October game in the lamentably irrelevant League Cup, now for some reason renamed as the English Football League Cup, this one actually mattered. Because it was a Manchester derby, of course.
Jozy Altidore scored the clincher for Toronto, while Alan Gordon got L.A.’s opening goal. It took nine years for Toronto FC to reach Major League Soccer’s playoffs, in spite of deep pools of cash splashed on players every year. In a flat first half, the Torontonians scraped and clawed and got a scrappy first goal.
As a result of the disturbance, seven people have been arrested by London's Metropolitan Police and England's Football Association has launched an investigation. "Although the vast majority of people left the stadium peacefully and were well behaved, there were a minority of people who attended the match that were clearly intent on being involved in confrontation and violence," said Commander BJ Harrington in a statement. "Despite extensive work with both clubs and the London Stadium partners as well as a large and robust policing operation, there were unacceptable incidents inside and outside the stadium before, during and after the game. "We welcome the condemnation from partners and have already