Manchester United completed the Premier League double derby rivals Manchester city for the first time in a exceedingly decade as Anthony Martial’s first-half goal and an injury time strike from Scott McTominay gave them triumph at old Trafford.
This thunderous encounter was a personal nightmare for Manchester City’s commonly reliable Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, who gifted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side each goals in sharply different fashion.
He allowed Martial’s routine shot to squirm beneath his body from a fast Bruno Fernandes free-kick on the 30 minutes and so, with seconds left, threw a clearance straight to McTominay, who showed nice technique to send a long-range finish, struck first time, into the net ahead of a delirious Stretford finish.
It is a win that leaves Liverpool – who currently have a 25-point lead at the highest of the table – requiring solely 2 more wins to secure their initial league title for thirty years and Manchester United solely 3 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, after their initial derby league double since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
City heatedly contested the free-kick, given by referee mike Dean for a foul by Ilkay Gundogan on Fernandes, that LED to Martial’s goal – though United conjointly felt they were denied a penalty once Fred was booked for diving once tangling with Nicolas Otamendi.
Sergio Aguero had a goal dominated out for offside by var and although city enjoyed the bigger share of possession, United sealed an important win with McTominay’s strike to take their unbeaten run to ten games altogether competitions.
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