Manchester United v Manchester City Review
Pre-Match Analysis– The Red Devils came into the match against Manchester City having won their last four games that they have played in the Premier League. It may prove to be to tough a challenge for Manchester United to get anything out of the game. In order to remain in contention for the Title, Manchester United need at least a draw.
First Half Analysis– Manchester City made a number of incursions into the Manchester United half with no reward for effort. There was no end product from Manchester City. They got into pockets of space and threatened to get into the right channels without threatening to get any reward for effort in the final third. Some slack defending led to the first goal of the contest from Silva in the forty-third minute with a relatively elementary opportunity to score. Rashford finished exquisitely in the second of the four minutes added on for stoppage time.
Half Time Analysis– The Red Devils went into the break with the score at one all. The decision to put Rashford into the starting line-up played dividends for the ‘Special One.’
Second Half Analysis– The poor defence of Manchester United resulted in a second goal for Manchester City in the fifty-fourth minute courtesy of Otamendi. Once again Manchester United were punished for lackadaisical defending in the City’s eighteen-yard box. Manchester City were deserved winners in the end with almost sixty-five percent of possession and they made over sixty-five percent of passes.
Full Time Analysis– It was disappointing for Manchester United to lose against Manchester City. Aguero didn’t even get a chance to play one minute for Guardiola opting for Jesus and Sane. It’s scary that Manchester City continue to pick up points at will without a player of Aguero’s calibre on the pitch. The eleven-point lead is too big a lead for Manchester City to stumble with the gap in points merely mathematically possible to be caught up. Unbelievably Manchester United remain in second place on the Premier League ladder.
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