Manchester City in stadsderby a little too strong for United

Manchester City in stadsderby a little too strong for United

Manchester City has Saturday in the stadsderby against Manchester United won. The team manager Josep Guardiola triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford.

City explained in the first half the basis for the victory over the archrival. Luminary Kevin De Bruyne shot the visitors in the fifteenth minute on a 1-0 lead, and then Kelechi Iheanacho in the 36th minute the score doubled.

United came three minutes for peace through Zlatan Ibrahimovic still back to 2-1, but after the break, defended City the minute lead with success.

The victory keeps City even after four duels in the Premier League, still without loss of points. For the team of coach José Mourinho marked the first defeat of the season. The disadvantage of the ‘Red Devils’ on the ‘Citizens’ is now three points.


City started well in the competition and had a veldoverwicht. United came not to pass, also because the home team much too sloppy played.

The 1-0 of De Bruyne after fifteen minutes of play did not fall from the sky. The Belgian midfielder anticipated a doorgekopte ball from Iheanacho, had Daley Blind remained behind and pushed the ball from the edge of the penalty area and cool-headed past goalkeeper David De Gea.

The opening goal gave City even more wings and it was actually also waiting for the 2-0. That there was ‘only’ a small ten-minute rest.

De Bruyne shot from a difficult angle on the pole, after which it for Iheanacho was a breeze to get close to the rebound to tap. United thought for a moment to offside, but that raised Blind.

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A humiliation seemed imminent for United, but out of nowhere came the team of Mourinho in the 42nd minute back into the game. Ibrahimovic took advantage with a clever volley full advantage of the fact that the debutant goalkeeper Claudio Bravo failed to deliver a long ball from Wayne Rooney to terminals: 2-1.

City reeled suddenly and, even before the end of the first half was United’s chances at the equalizer. Bravo brought in this time salvation in a header from close range, but was not much later also assisted by Nicolás Otamendi, which has a bet of the Swedish aanvalsleider on the goal line and returned.

In the second half went on the pace even more up, which resulted in a spectacular second half. United, that in the rest two times, exchanged, put in the opening stages full of it, but 2-2 it remained.

That was also because Guardiola after about an hour of game play for a more defensive tactics chose. City got from that moment the strings again, firmer hands, and gave the rest of the duel, no major chances. In fact, the pole and The Gea occurred in the final stage, a bigger victory for the champion of 2015.

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