Manchester United earned the bragging rights in the 189th edition of the Manchester Derby, following a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Old Trafford in Saturday’s early kick-off fixture.
It was a cagey affair in the opening period with City dominating possession, though the Red Devils had the better chances.
The deadlock was broken in the second half when substitute Jack Grealish headed Manchester City in front but the home side turned it around within the space of four minutes as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford both found the back of the net in the 78th and 82nd minute respectively as Erik ten Hag’s side earned their eighth successive win on the trot.
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FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City
82′ MIN: What a turnaround! Marcus Rashford continues his red-hot form, converting from Alejandro Garnacho’s cross.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City (M. Rashford)
78′ MIN: The hosts are level as Bruno Fernandes tucks it away nicely past Ederson.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City (B. Fernandes)
60′ MIN: A perfect lofted pass from Kevin De Bruyne finds Jack Grealish, who jumps highest and steers a close-range header into the roof of the net. His effort was both strong and precise, and David de Gea had no chance of stopping that.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 0-1 Manchester City (J. Grealish)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City
HALF-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City
KICK-OFF AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City
The Cityzens have in their line-up Erling Haaland and Phil Foden – who both netted a hat-trick each in the reverse fixture last year. Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake are in defence while Riyad Mahrez will be in attack.
Injury to Diogo Dalot sees Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane on defensive duties in a back-four. Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Fred shall be in the middle, while Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will lead the frontline.