Alex Revell rues Northampton mistakes in EFL Cup defeat

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Northampton striker Alex Revell has revealed his delight in scoring against Manchester United, but was left disappointed with the manner in which his side suffered defeat.

The experienced striker, 33, calmly slotted home a penalty just before half-time, after Daley Blind had tripped Sam Hoskins in the box, to bring the scores level – and Revell was evidently emotional in his celebrations.

After the game, Revell told the Northants Herald & Post: “It was a great feeling to score. When you get a penalty you know it’s just down to you and your mentality, but I was always confident.

“It meant a great deal because all of my family were here.

“These are the moments you have to remember in football, because when you’ve finished you can look back and say that it was one of the best moments of the career.”

However, despite a few awkward moments for the Premier League giants, Northampton failed to capitalise on their equaliser and goals from Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford secured United’s 3-1 victory.

Two errors from Cobblers ‘keeper Adam Smith paved the way for Jose Mourinho’s men, when he picked up a back-pass and then was cuaght under a high pass from Herrera, and Revell knows errors such as these cost them.

He said: “If you make mistakes against a side from a higher level you get punished. We’ve made three, and when that happens it sucks the air out of you a little bit.

“We need to learn now, because we’ll go back to our bread and butter and get ready for a tough game on Saturday.”

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