Premier League: United take over the derby against a too soft City | Premier League 2019


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The goals of Martial and McTominay, after two defensive errors, reflect the superiority of the 'red devils' at Old Trafford (2-0).

Martial's shot that meant 1-0 at Old Trafford.

The sufferings of the entire season were transmuted into rampant euphoria on Sunday at Old Trafford. Manchester United, with goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay, knocked down the City derby against a City with notorious defensive problems (2-0). Under the watchful eye of Sir Alex Ferguson, the red devils completed the league double against their eternal adversary, who they already knocked down in the first round at Etihad Stadium (1-2).

It took 10 years for the two-time European Cup champion to capture his dominance with two league wins against City. And five to repeat the last victory in his fief, then with Louis van Gaal on the bench, facing the hated neighbor.

A Sunday to be forgotten soon by Pep Guardiola, victim of the slowness and errors of Nicols Otamendi and Fernandinho, the center-backs that they must also turn to in two weeks against Real Madrid in the Champions League. The seventh defeat of the course leaves the title even more at hand for Liverpool, who only needs six points in the last nine days to proclaim themselves champion.

Ederson's mistakes

The first goal came in half an hour with a rehearsed play, when Bruno Fernandes, the great revelation since his arrival in January, kicked a foul for Anthony Martial to surprise the petrified Ederson with a volley. It was not the only mistake by the Brazilian goalkeeper, because only a few minutes later he caused another mess with a bad delivery to Joao Cancelo that he himself had to correct urgently before Martial doubled the advantage.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men, who came from nine games without knowing defeat, were much more energetic against a City unable to transform their usual ball circulation into clear danger before David de Gea.

On the fifth step

After the break, the clash became bland and the visitors had to do without Sergio Agero, victim of a blow to the right leg. The last mistake of Ederson, who gave McTominay 2-0 when he was wrong in the goal kick, was the sad epilogue 'citizen'.

In the stands there are scenes of joy. After the previous draw of Wolverhampton Wanderers, United moved up to fifth place, which could be worth access to the next Champions League if City's appeal against UEFA does not prosper.

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