The Red Devils take the lead, what a scenario!
Manchester United equalise! Rashford is launched deep in an offside position by Casemiro and leaves the ball at the last minute for Fernandes, who scores ahead of Ederson. The goal is finally accepted, after first being denied!
Determination of Akanji
The Swiss defender makes his speed do the talking to win the ball back in front of Garnacho, shot deep to the left.
A note about the statistics
72% possession for Manchester City who only have 4 shots including 1 on target. 5 shots including 2 on target for Manchester United.
On the left, Malacia takes the time to roll up a cross, which yields nothing. Ten Hag’s men hold themselves high.
Garnacho comes into play
The young Argentine replaces Eriksen.
Manchester United stripped of the ball
Possession is still at the feet of the visitors, who are racing against their opponents and closing in on a very valuable win.
Wan-Bissaka is doing well
Taken by the heavy pressure from Haaland and De Bruyne, Wan-Bissaka is countered but sees the ball return to De Gea.
Eriksen too short
After a corner kick rejected by Haaland, the Danish midfielder is sought in depth on the right side. He fails to avoid a goal kick.
The Red Devils attack
Wan-Bissaka lands a shot on the edge of the area. It is rejected for a corner kick, the first of the game for the locals.
Eriksen called to order
The first card of the match for Eriksen, author of a small mistake on Grealish.
Manchester United sounded
As since the resumption of the game, the Red Devils, deprived of the ball, are suffocated and no longer manage to get out of their camp.
Second goal of the season for Grealish
For his part, De Bruyne has just delivered his 10th assist of the season in the Premier League.
BUUUUUUUUUT FROM GREALISH!
Manchester City unblocks the situation thanks to its entrance! Moments after replacing Foden, Grealish bursts into the open area to land a decisive header from a De Bruyne cross!
Manchester City pass the second
While Fernandes narrowly escapes the box on a tackle in front of Mahrez, Guardiola’s men are no longer letting the Red Devils breathe. The play remains in their final 30 yards.
The foot gives way
Very disappointingly, he was replaced by Grealish for the last half hour of play.
Old Trafford gives voice
Before this start in favor of the visitors, the crowd encourages his team in a derby that becomes more and more animated.
Cityzens demands a punishment
After an intervention from Casemiro in front of Foden, Manchester City ask for a whistle. The referee signals for play as Bernardo Silva had missed his header in front of goal seconds earlier.
Varane fouls Ederson!
On a free kick taken by Eriksen from the right, Varane takes the ball on a half-volley at the far post. Ederson relaxes as an offside position is signalled.
Author of an authoritarian tackle on Antony, Aké admits the error and offers a good free-kick to the Red Devils.
The visitors hold the ball
Just like the first period, Cityzens spins the ball in the opponents’ camp without managing to find the opening.
Manchester City out of shot on goal
At the break, Guardiola’s men had gone 187 minutes without firing a single shot in all competitions.
Bernardo Silva takes his chance
The Portuguese international’s attack at the entrance to the surface is countered and caught by De Gea, who saves the corner.
Uncertain before the meeting, the French striker gives way to Antony.
Start of the second period
The Skyblues start the second act.
Half time at Old Trafford!
0-0 in this Manchester derby which is struggling to get going! The Red Devils proved the most dangerous, particularly through Rashford, who appeared to be injured shortly before half-time. Skyblues’ awakening is expected.
1 minute extra time
Walker lands a powerful long-range shot that goes just in front of the goal. This is the best option for visitors.
Manchester City hand over at ten o’clock
Despite a long possession in the opponents’ camp, the Cityzens end up returning the ball, on a missed ball from Mahrez.
The Red Devils’ left wing returns to the pitch a few minutes from the break. Meanwhile, Manchester City spins the ball around.
Concern for Rashford
After a run and lost duel with Akanji, Rashford goes to ground and appears to be suffering from a left thigh strain.
The game is finally picking up
This derby becomes more and more rhythmic as the minutes go by, after a very calm first half hour. The ball sails from one camp to another.
Rashford trips over Ederson!
Perfectly launched on the deep left, Rashford pushes his ball too much and collides with Ederson, author this time of a good exit on the ground.
The foot misses its head
De Bruyne sends a cross onto the head of Foden, at the far post. De Gea calmly grabs the ball.
Rashford ahead of Ederson!
First big chance in this derby! Taking advantage of a dangerous run from Ederson, Rashford is able to finish down the left. His shot is pushed back by Akanji in front of his goal.
The game resumes
After a brief intervention by the Manchester United staff, the referee signals for play. Malacia should find her place.
Malacia on land
Hit by Walker at the end of a counter, Malacia seems hit in the head. He stays on the ground near the surface but does not get a free kick.
Rashford is fired deep to the right and is stopped by Cancelo, who breaks his run to protect the ball.
On a quick transition, De Bruyne looks for Mahrez on the right of the box. His one-touch cross is met and goes into touch.
Cityzens have their feet on the ball
70% possession for Skyblues, who struggle to show themselves offensively. Only one shot off target to report on either side since the start of the game.
Haaland finally appears
After receiving an extended cross at the far post, Haaland gets into a striking position in the box. Casemiro blocks his attempted tackle.
Launched by Cancelo in the area, Foden is met on the left. The flag goes up anyway.
Corner kick to Manchester City
From the right, Mahrez shoots in front of goal. Casemiro temporarily moves away from the head.
Foden and Haaland down
The English forward has touched just one ball since kick-off, compared to two for his Norwegian team-mate.
Ederson misses himself
The Brazilian goalkeeper sends a lift directly into contact with the crowd. Unusual errors continue in this jittery start to the game.
Martial in depth
Martial was found by a long ball from Fernandes and fixes his vis-à-vis on the left before centering in front of goal. It is countered, Skyblues can give themselves air.
Visitors stand still
Manchester City retain possession but fail to progress in front of a well-placed block. Which does not please Guardiola on his bench.
Fernandes initiates hostilities
After a high recovery, Eriksen Fernandes moves to the right of the area. His cross on the ground escapes Ederson’s frame.
Malacia points to the left
Served by Martial successfully, Malacia considers getting the first corner, but it is logically signaled in an offside position.
Lots of garbage
On one side or the other, the passes are not secured when approaching the last 30 meters. The first scoring opportunity is still waiting.
The red devils appear
First heat in the Manchester United area. Cancelo crosses from the right towards the far post, where the danger is cleared.
At the end of a breakthrough to the right, Walker misses his transmission in the axis. From kick-off, the ball is quickly returned.
Both teams fear each other
No interesting situation to report in these first minutes of play between two teams that are not taking any risks at the moment.
Martial falls badly
In an aerial duel with Akandji, Martial recovers the bug but appears to have injured himself. Everything falls into place quickly.
Let’s go between Manchester United and Manchester City!
M.Attwell starts this hot derby, good fight to all!
Imminent start of the game
The two teams take to the turf of Old Trafford. Kick-off will be given in a few moments.
MU leads in confrontation history
Of the 51 duels in the Premier League, the Red Devils have won 24, for 18 opposition successes and 9 draws. But Manchester City have won the last 3 derbies (2-0, 4-1, 6-3).
A new striker for the Red Devils
This Friday evening, Manchester United announced the signing of Wout Weghorst, who is on loan from Burnley until the end of the season. The Dutch centre-forward, who is not on the scoresheet today, scored twice against Argentina a few weeks ago in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
A week full of contrasts
While Manchester United got rid of Charlton (3-0) in the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Tuesday, the Cityzens were eliminated the next day by Southampton (0-2) with a renewed eleven.
Warming up at Old Trafford
Kick off in less than 30 minutes!
Guardiola takes a step
The Skyblues manager is preparing to take charge of his 500th league game, the 246th in the Premier League following his spells at Barça and Bayern Munich. With 76% wins, he has the best ratio among managers with at least 100 cumulative matches in the European top 5.
The Haaland show on its way
On 2 October, Erling Haaland scored a hat-trick in Manchester City’s spectacular victory in the derby (6-3). Two months later, he already has 21 Premier League goals.
Manchester United impresses at home
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 7 games at Old Trafford in the Premier League (W6 D1), beating Tottenham and Arsenal in the process. They also recently completed their 5th consecutive meeting without conceding a goal in front of their home crowd.
Several notable absences
Stones and Dias are still missing from Manchester City’s central defence. Opposite, Ten Hag will be deprived of Sancho, Tuanzebe, Dalot and van de Beek, who will not play again this season.
The composition of Cityzens, a Mahrez-Haaland-Foden trio
Ederson – Walker, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo – Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva – Mahrez, Haaland, Foden.
The eleven of the Red Devils with Martial and Rashford
De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Shaw, Malacia – Casemiro, Fred – Eriksen, Fernandes, Rashford – Martial.
Hi every one
Derby Day at Old Trafford! Welcome to this directly dedicated to the Manchester United-Manchester City clash, as part of the 20th day of the Premier League.
A match that promises to be contested this time as United are 4th with 35 points, while City are 2nd with 39 points.
Kick off at 1:30 p.m.