Ronaldo sends Man United into League Cup final
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo’s first domestic goal since November, back with Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Wes Brown already sidelined.

Ferguson fears Rafael will be out for a "few weeks" with hamstring trouble, but Evans could return for next Tuesday’s match at West Bromwich Albion after missing Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Tottenham.

"We have a few injuries tonight so it has been a bad night. We are in the final and we should be celebrating that," Ferguson said. ‘Finals’ are always hard to get in to and the young lads have done fantastically well to get there."

"It was a great performance and the youngsters will all be playing in the final. The important thing is to find out what their temperament is and they have all proved that tonight."

Having already won the Club World Cup in December, the English Premier League leaders remain the only club in contention for all three domestic trophies and the Champions League.

Despite trailing 1-0 from Pride Park two weeks ago, Ferguson still gave emerging talents such as striker Danny Welbeck, midfielder Darron Gibson and right back Rafael valuable first-team experience. Veterans Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs were included to ensure there would be no repeat of the first-leg slipup.

Derby did provide a scare in the 7th after Gibson twice gave after the ball and Kris Commons came within the width of the post of replicating his stunning goal two weeks ago, unleashing a fierce 30-meter (yard) thunderbolt that beat Ben Foster.

Nani leveled the aggregate score in similar fashion. After drifting forward unchallenged from the halfway line, the Portugal winger curled in a dipping shot that former United goalkeeper Roy Carroll could get only the faintest of touches to.

Neat linkup play between Tevez and Welbeck in the 22nd released O’Shea, who was given time to pause before poking the ball into the bottom right.

Slack defending cost Derby dearly in the 34th when Tevez headed Rafael’s cross between two static defenders and beyond Carroll.

Rafael hit the outside of the post from a tight angle before being forced off injured and replaced by midfielder Darren Fletcher.

In the FA Cup, Aston Villa discovered that Doncaster will await in Saturday’s fourth round after beating Cheltenham 3-0 in a third-round replay.

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