Neville sent off as Owen hits target

<strong>BARNSLEY (0)<br />MANCHESTER UTD (2)<br /></strong><br />HOLDERS Manchester United secured their place in the last eight of the Carling Cup &ndash; but not before suffering another sending off and looking suspect in defence again.<br /><br />Strikers Michael Owen and Danny Welbeck were employed in a three-man attack, and the pair both delivered with goals early in each half. But United manager Sir Alex Ferguson&rsquo;s evening was tainted by seeing captain Gary Neville shown a straight red card for a studs-up challenge. <br /><br />And his much-changed rearguard failed to keep their Championship opponents at bay, with Barnsley only denied at least a draw by their own wasteful finishing.<br /><br />Those two aspects had echoes of Sunday&rsquo;s Premier League defeat at Liverpool, when United&rsquo;s defence was exposed and centre-back Nemanja Vidic was dismissed. Welbeck headed United in front&nbsp; before Owen nutmegged a defender and slotted home.