Manchester United won the derby against city rivals City on Saturday afternoon. Man City did take the lead after Kevin de Bruyne once again unpacked with an assist, but the home team still controlled the game in five minutes. Final score: 2-1.
In the first half, it was Manchester United that caused the most danger. Through Bruno Fernandes and twice Marcus Rashford it could certainly climb into the lead, but the efficiency was lacking.
Missing those opportunities broke the Red Devils in the second half, as Jack Grealish opened the score on the hour mark. Kevin de Bruyne, who was captain, was finally able to infiltrate the sixteen and made it to the back line with a clever movement. The Red Devil then sent a perfect cross towards Grealish, who had just come in, who headed in the 0-1.
De Bruyne is already on 10 assists in the Premier League. It is already the fifth season that KDB has already reached double digits in decisive passes. Only Cesc Fabregas does better in England with six seasons. King Kev is also only the third player to have more than ten assists in Europe’s top five leagues this season. The other two: Lionel Messi and Neymar. Or how De Bruyne is again this season.
Back to the game. After the goal against, Man United straightened their backs, and in what way. In minute 78, Fernandes equalized after a questionable phase, as Rashford was offside and made a move towards the ball. The referee initially blocked the goal, but the VAR saw no problem at this stage: 1-1.
The Manucians went on and on, because in minute 82 they actually took the lead. The lone Rashford got the ball from Garnacho and pushed the leather past Ederson. A great turnaround from Man U, a solid downer for Pep Guardiola’s men.
The win moves United within one point of City, who remain second, five points behind leaders Arsenal. The Gunners will play against Tottenham on Sunday. City can see the title rival reach no less than eight points.