Manchester City with Foden's brace secured a hard victory over Manchester United in the derby

Football news 03 mar 2024, 12:28
Manchester City with Foden's brace secured a hard victory over Manchester United in the derby Manchester City with Foden's brace secured a hard victory over Manchester United in the derby

In the central fixture of the 27th round of the Premier League, Manchester City welcomed Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens kicked off the match with fervor, pressing United near their penalty area right from the start. However, like thunder out of a clear sky, Rashford stunningly put the Red Devils ahead with a beautiful long-range strike. This occurred in the 8th minute of the encounter.

In response, City intensified their assault on Onana's goal, tallying a total of 18 shots in the first half (compared to United's 2). However, they failed to capitalize on their dominance before the halftime whistle. The Sky Blues struggled to convert their chances with precision, with their shots often lacking accuracy. In a dramatic turn of events in stoppage time, Haaland committed an epic miss from close range, failing to find the net past Onana.

In the second half, City's pressure persisted, and they duly equalized. In the 56th minute, Foden responded to Rashford with a spectacular strike, restoring parity on the scoreboard.

Afterward, the game settled into a more subdued rhythm, with both teams operating cautiously. However, the hosts remained more intent on securing victory. Ten minutes before the end of regular time, the Sky Blues executed a brilliant combination play, culminating in Foden's precise finish to complete his brace.

United failed to respond, and City calmly sealed the deal in this pivotal match. And he even scored again. Haaland put the finishing touch on the match after a glaring error by Amrabat.

Guardiola's side, with 62 points, continues to chase Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. Meanwhile, ten Hag's men sit in sixth position, trailing the Champions League qualification zone by a margin of 11 points.

Premier League, 27th Matchday
Manchester City - Manchester United - 3:1
Goals: Foden, 56, 80, Haaland, 90+2 - Rashford, 8

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