(Last Updated on March 8, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
Man Utd silence The Noisy Neighbours
Manchester City dealt a big blow at home to Manchester United in their unbeaten run as they lost 2-0 to paint the city red after a converted penalty by Bruno Fernandes and a clean strike by Luke Shaw.
The visitors got off to a promising start with a high press to win the ball up the pitch, a tactic that would earn them a penalty inside the first minute after (Gabriel) Jesus fouled (Anthony) Martial.
The reds showed great concentration when defending deep as they did not give Man City too many chances.
Dean Henderson took the opportunity to cement a spot between the posts as he played a clever ball to Shaw who ran more than thirty meters before Rashford played him back to score.
Fred was a parasite, always putting pressure on City’s attack while McTominay displayed midfield perfection. It wasn’t to be Man City’s day as chances came by but failed to convert as the goalkeeper and woodwork did the job on the night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proved the genius once again at Etihad as he humbled Pep Guardiola with a much needed win to reclaim the second spot on the log.
While Man City may have looked to run away with the title, a defeat and a couple of draws may leave it open again.
The loss will shake things up in the City changing room and give hope to upcoming opponents to go for a kill.
The red devils will look to build on the win ahead of AC Milan and West Ham as the noisy but quietened neighbours will look to resuscitate when they face Southampton midweek.
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