Manchester City destroyed MU at Old Trafford through the actions of Haaland and Foden
The first edition of the Manchester Derby this season belongs to Manchester City. Coming to Manchester United's headquarters, Old Trafford Stadium, in the 10th week of the English Premier League, Manchester City celebrated after closing the...
The first edition of the Manchester Derby this season belongs to Manchester City. Coming to Manchester United's headquarters, Old Trafford Stadium, in the 10th week of the English Premier League, Manchester City celebrated after closing the match with a win, 3-0, Monday (30/10/2023) early morning WIB.
Erling Haaland's two goals and Phil Foden's score marked City's victory over their city rivals. This is City's fifth win over United in the last seven Manchester Derby matches in all competitions, including a streak of consecutive wins.
The additional three points in this match also brought City back into the top three of the English Premier League standings. Sitting in third place, City is only two points from the top of the standings, Tottenham Hotspur, and is only behind on goal difference from second place, Arsenal.
Meanwhile for United, the defeat also ended their winning run in three matches in all previous competitions. This was also United's fourth defeat at Old Trafford Stadium from nine home matches in all competitions this season.
Failure to pick up points in this match also left United stuck in eighth place in the English Premier League standings. The Red Devils have collected 15 points from 10 matches and are seven points adrift of the top four positions in the English Premier League standings.
The Course of the Match
Even though they appeared as the visiting team at Old Trafford Stadium, City immediately appeared pressing and open. The defending English Premier League champions continued to launch attack after attack to dismantle United's defense. Variations of attacks were demonstrated by The Citizens players.
On the other hand, United, who continued to be under pressure, had difficulty developing their game. As a result, Erik ten Hag's team was unable to pose a threat to the visitors' goal until at least the middle of the first half.
City became the first team to record a lead in the inaugural edition of the Manchester Derby in the English Premier League this season, precisely in the 26th minute. Erling Haaland put City ahead via a penalty kick. Calmly, Haaland beat United goalkeeper, David Onana.
The Citizens were awarded a penalty kick after Rasmus Hojlund was caught bringing down Rodri in a duel for the ball when responding to a corner kick. The referee had time to review the VAR before finally giving City a prize.
United had a chance to reply at the end of the first half. However, Scott McTominay's hard kick was still saved via a brilliant save from City goalkeeper Ederson. Not only Ederson, Onana also made a brilliant save when blocking Haaland's header at the end of the first half. The score, 1-0, did not change until the end of the first half.
Manchester United coach, Erik ten Hag, responded to the condition of being one goal behind by making substitutions before the second half started. Mason Mount came on to replace Sofyan Amrabat. However, before this move had an impact on United's performance, City was already able to double their lead.
Haaland scored his second goal in this match, this time via a header. The Norwegian striker tore United's goal after just four minutes of the second half. The process of this goal was similar to the opportunity that Haaland got at the end of the first half, which Onana was able to thwart.
However, on his second chance, Haaland managed to maximize this opportunity. Onana was unable to block Haaland's header, which was directed at the far post. A two-goal lead did not mean City relaxed their attacks. City are actually becoming more comfortable in launching attacks, even though they are the visiting team.
United seemed helpless in keeping up with the attacks of their fierce rival and were unable to develop their game. Apart from Marcus Rashford's chance, which went wide on the left side of City's goal, United never really seemed able to threaten The Citizens' goal.
United conceded again in the 80th minute. Phil Foden grabbed Haaland's pass, who controlled the rebound from Onana's header against Rodri's shot. City are getting closer to their third win in a row, while United are on the verge of ending their streak of wins in the previous three matches.
Until the end of the match, including four minutes of injury time, the scoreboard did not change. The Citizens once again confirmed their status as rulers of the City of Manchester after silencing their city rivals, United, 3-0, at Old Trafford Stadium.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
Onana (PG); Dalot, Maguire, Evans, Lindelof; Amrabat, McTominay; Fernandes, Eriksen, Rashford; Hojlund
Coach: Erik ten Hag
Manchester City (3-2-4-1)
Ederson (PG); Walker, Dias, Gvardiol; Stones, Rodri; Foden, Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Grealish; Haaland
Coach: Pep Guardiola
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