Manchester City continues to lead the Premier League after winning the Manchester derby against United. Guardiola’s men had a great game, dominating the ‘Red Devils’ for most of the duel. ‘cityzen’ opened the scoring with a controversial penalty from Hojlund, very innocently, to Rodrigo. The second half was an unstoppable exhibition by City, who completed the victory with a double from Haaland and a goal from Foden after a pass from the Norwegian.
Manchester United started by looking to impose themselves strongly. In the football battle, they will have a difficult time against Bernardo Silva, Foden, Grealish, and colleagues, but with the physical power of Maguire, Amrabat, or McTominay, they can make the game their own. But it was only a 5-minute mirage. In the 8th minute, Maguire took a ball off the line in what was a metaphor for how the game would play out for much of the first half: United bailed out as much as they could while the City enjoyed.
City exhausted United with a high press led by Julien. However, the next ‘cityzen’ opportunity came around the corner. Julin takes a short shot, Stones passes it to Grealish, and he takes a sharp shot that Onana sends into the corner. Shortly after that came the conflict game. Hojlund took down Rodrigo inside the area in an action that Tierney went to VAR to review. Punishment. Haaland licked his lips and soon cheated on Onana, who was not the savior he was in the Champions League.
Where it was given, the Cameroonians were almost at halftime when he took a header from the Norwegian ‘cyborg’, which is a goal or goal. Shortly before that action, Ederson made another save by taking a volley from Hojlund. The goalkeepers prevented several goals at halftime.
Exhibition of the second part
As before, it seems that United may be aiming for something more, but the reality is very different. After an initial scare from Bruno Fernandes, to which Foden responded within a minute, Haaland signed his particular double with an action similar to the one that Onana took from him in the first action. From there began a choral exhibition of Guardiola’s men.
Foden, Grealish, Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva, Haaland, Julin… They all enjoyed the Old Trafford pitch, and if more goals did not come, it was mainly because of the saves of Onana, the best of his team, and because of the lack of success of the City, which, in 18 shots, scored only two goals.
The shower isn’t just literal from the rain that fell at Old Trafford. Also in a figurative sense, this exhibition in Manchester City And Foden’s finishing touch was still missing. After a shot from Rodrigo, Haaland collected Onana’s rebound and, generously, assisted Foden so that he could score 0-3 at will and confirm the final sentence.
Haaland is a scorer like United
The truth that explains how everyone is is that Erling Haaland (11) has the same league goals as Manchester United in total. While ‘Cityzen’ follows the two teams from North London, their neighbors see how the places that give access to the Champions League have moved by eight points. Smiles and tears in Manchester