LIVE – Manchester United-Manchester City: Cityzens rewarded, crucial coaching

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The Red Devils take the lead, what a scenario!

FERNANDES GOOOOOOO!

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.

imprecise malacia

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.

Skating sanctioned

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.

Martial replaced

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.

Rashford back

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 blocked

Rashford is fired deep to the right and is stopped by Cancelo, who breaks his run to protect the ball.

Mahrez conceded

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.

Foot offside

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.

imprecise walker

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.

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