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Manchester City Cruise To Derby Day Victory

Manchester City defeated bitter rivals Manchester United 3-1 at the Etihad to move within a point of league leaders Liverpool

It was the Reds who got off to the perfect start after 8 minutes. Andre Onana’s long ball fell to Bruno Fernandes who laid off Marcus Rashford who thundered the ball in off the bar from 25 yards.

United sat back behind the ball after the goal and the home side dominated the possession as expected. Andre Onana was forced into some good saves and did well to deny Phil Foden when he went clean through on goal.

The best chance of the first-half came when Foden’s cushioned header across goal fell to Erling Haaland who tapped the ball over from point blank range. United held on and managed to go in at half-time with the 1-0 advantage.

City dominated the start of the second half again but could not break through the well organised United defence. Phil Foden managed to make the breakthrough for the home side after 56 minutes. The England International cut in from the right hand side and arrowed a shot into the top corner of Andre Onana’s goal from around 25 yards.

The home side continued to push with United offering little to nothing on the counter attack and being sloppy in possession. City managed to take the lead through Phil Foden’s second goal of the game on 80 minutes. Julian Álvarez slipped a pass into Foden who drilled the ball into the far corner to give City the lead. This was Foden’s 7th goal in as many games for Manchester City.

United’s misery was compiled when substitute Sofyan Amrabat lost the ball to Rodri and Erling Haaland stroked home to give City the 3-1 lead and the 3 points.

City are now one point off Liverpool at the top of the table and United remain in 6th, 11 points off Aston Villa in 4th.

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