MANCHESTER. Manchester United succeeded in turn the table against Manchester City to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Manchester City to strike first with a goal of Jack Grealish at the 60′. Then it was a goal in the 78′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Marcus Rashford gave the win to Manchester United in the 83′ minute with a goal. Manchester City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (70%).
The match was played at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Stuart Attwell assisted by Gary Beswick and Darren Cann. The 4th official was Robert Jones. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.5 degrees Celsius or 43.66 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 70% while Manchester United was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Manchester City was more aggressive with 65 dangerous attacks and 5 shots of which 1 were on target. Anyway, Manchester United managed to find the solution to win this match.
Manchester United shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. Regarding the opposition, Manchester City shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Manchester United received 3 yellow cards (Christian Eriksen, Fred and Casemiro). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Manchester City.
After playing this match, Manchester United will have 35 points like Newcastle United to stay in the 4th place. Talking about the opposition, Manchester City will stay with 39 points to stay in the 2nd place.
Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 19th of January with a 18-15 head to head in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (3 draws).
Manchester United: Formation and Lineups
Manchester United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Erik ten Hag chose to play with the following team: David De Gea , Aaron Wan-Bissaka , Raphaël Varane , Luke Shaw , Tyrell Malacia , Casemiro , Fred , Bruno Fernandes , Christian Eriksen , Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial .
Manchester United made 5 changes: Anthony Martial for Antony (46′), Christian Eriksen for Alejandro Garnacho (72′), Marcus Rashford for Harry Maguire (90′), Tyrell Malacia for Scott McTominay (90′) and Casemiro for Lisandro Martínez (90′).
Top player: Fred
The player who no doubt impressed Manchester United the most was Fred even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 28 passes (92% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 9.
Manchester City: Formation and Lineups
Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Ederson , Kyle Walker , Manuel Akanji , Nathan Aké , João Cancelo , Kevin De Bruyne , Rodri , Bernardo Silva , Riyad Mahrez , Erling Haaland and Phil Foden .
Manchester City made only 1 change substituting Phil Foden for Jack Grealish (57′).
Top player: Manuel Akanji
The player who no doubt impressed Manchester City the most was Manuel Akanji.
His rating iswith 104 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
Results of the day
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