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Premier League: Manchester United recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Manchester City 2-1

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MANCHESTER. Manchester United found a way to turn the table against Manchester City to win 2-1.

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%.​

Match Statistics

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.

Match Events

  • 46'


    Anthony Martial

  • 57'

    Jack Grealish

    Phil Foden

  • 60'

    Jack Grealish

    Kevin De Bruyne

  • 64'

    Christian Eriksen

  • 72'

    Alejandro Garnacho

    Christian Eriksen

  • 78'

    Bruno Fernandes


  • 79'

    Bruno Fernandes

  • 83'

    Marcus Rashford

    Alejandro Garnacho

  • 88'


  • 89'


  • 90'

    Harry Maguire

    Marcus Rashford

  • 90'

    Lisandro Martínez 

    Tyrell Malacia

  • 90'

    Scott McTominay


Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Manchester United will play away with Crystal Palace on the 18th of January with a 12-3 head to head record in favor of Manchester United (4 draws).

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 (6.4), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (7.2), Raphaël Varane (6.6), Luke Shaw (6.4), Tyrell Malacia (6.8), Casemiro (7.1), Fred (7.4), Bruno Fernandes (7.1), Christian Eriksen (6.6), Marcus Rashford (6.9) and Anthony Martial (6.6).


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 is (7.4) with 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 (5.9), Kyle Walker (6.6), Manuel Akanji (7.6), Nathan Aké (6.8), João Cancelo (6.5), Kevin De Bruyne (7.0), Rodri (7.1), Bernardo Silva (6.4), Riyad Mahrez (7.1), Erling Haaland (6.8) and Phil Foden (6.2).


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 is (7.6) with 104 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League


Anshuman Roy

Having spent over 10 years living in Bologna, Italy after being born and reared in Dublin, the individual is skilled at mispronouncing words in two languages. joined Lootrs.com in 2022 as a news writer before transitioning to the editing team and match coverage. attended the last three World Cups in Brazil, Russia, and Qatar; currently serves as principal features writer, covering every facet of the game. has never comprehended the existence of the Messi-Ronaldo debate.