The north London misfits almost surrendered a first leg advantage of 4-1 to Championship side Burnley when going 3-0 down in the second leg of the final four, but managed to escape by the skin of their teeth with two late goals and secure their passage to the final.
Pavlyucehnko scored the first of those efforts late in extra time but despite his efforts does not want any credit, as he feels the ultimate stage on which to garner such praise is at Wembley.
“No I'm not a hero, the job is only half done, there is one more step left. We still have a month, I think, to prepare seriously for the final. Hardly anyone would argue that this is not one of the strongest teams, not only in England but in Europe. Therefore it will not be easy.”
Fighting talk from the Russian hit man but I feel this will be United Carling Cup for only the thrid time in their history and Pavlyuchenko will be left red faced.....Back To Home Page...