25 Apr Manchester United v Manchester City Match Report, 24/04/2019, Premier League
Manchester City are a point ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League following Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane downed Manchester United.
Second-half targets from Bernardo Silva and substitute Leroy Sane gave Manchester City a 2-0 derby victory over Manchester United as Pep Guardiola’s guys cut back ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
After a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five changes to the United XI and he was rewarded with an enterprising first-half screen.
However, PFA Player of the Year nominee Silva broke the deadlock at the 54th moment and Sane gave the off-colour David de Gea a second moment to overlook 12 seconds afterwards.
City are a point ahead of Liverpool, realizing victories in their final 3 games will ensure back-to-back names and total two-thirds of an unparalleled national treble.
WE’RE THE PRIDE OF MANCHESTER
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 24, 2019
Jesse Lingard volleyed wide from Paul Pogba’s beautiful 16th-minute pass within an end-to-end contest started to grow — De Gea beating off Silva’s rasping drive before United sprung up the area and Marcus Rashford was refused by an alarm Ederson.
City slowly discovered their poise since half-time approached, together with De Gea thwarting Raheem Sterling in the conclusion of a deft movement from the United box.
Fernandinho hobbled off injured after creating a fantastic tackle on Pogba early in the second half.
Sane’s debut supposed Ilkay Gundogan falling back into the bottom of their midfield and Silva slotting to a central part, along with both men united in their new ranks as the Portugal global captured out De Gea in his near post.
Sergio Aguero then hit a rasping shot against the exterior of the exact same vertical but Lingard passed up a opportunity to level if Rashford’s rebounding ball across target evaded Vincent Kompany and the England midfielder.
Sterling’s charge around Fred to tee Sane was the nerve-settling second Town demanded and United’s sooner verve disappeared as a outcome.
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Chelsea could report on the prospective woes of confronting a moved Burnley, while Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers could fancy turning the 2013-14 story when his side trip the Etihad Stadium on May 6.
City subsequently shut against a Brighton and Hove Albion side who might nevertheless be scrapping to their Premier League lives. Buthowever much United could have diminished in the side who kept the name in 2008-09 — no team has performed it because — it’s difficult to escape the atmosphere Guardiola has cautioned his largest remaining challenge.
Arsenal’s defeat means United’s stumbling top-four bid still has life, despite having lost seven of their past nine matches across all contests.
Ederson poise critical to City succeed
Sometimes this year, Ederson has appeared just like City’s most involved spectator — appearing on as targets are rattled in the opposite end. But double in the space of a week he’s stood up to demonstrate razor sharp instincts and perfect handling to put up crucial wins. The Brazilian did not need to make the eye conserves he generated versus Tottenham at the weekend but he had been a calming influence to get a jittery City prior to the period, and point David Silva started compiling proceedings and the game turned into a tale of two goalkeepers.
Near-post woes deepen De Gea’s malaise
United’s outstanding performer of this post-Alex Ferguson years, the Spain goalkeeper is experiencing a dire interval. After falling a speculative Lionel Messi shot to his web in Camp Nou a week and sending at Goodison Park, there were suspicions that he may have done much better with City’s opener. His efforts on Sane’s goal amounted to some crying mistake was beyond doubt.
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Crucial Opta Facts:
– City have won seven off Premier League matches against United at Old Trafford — over some other team.
– They also have scored 157 goals in all competitions this year — the most by a British top-flight facet in one season ever.
– Guardiola is your first director to win three successive away Premier League games at Old Trafford from United and just the next to win three away games there, together with Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier.
– United are without a blank sheet in 12 successive games in all competitions for the first time since August 1971.
– In blending for the next aim, Sane (10 targets, 10 aids ) and Sterling (17 targets, 10 aids ) both attained 10 targets and 10 aids in the Premier League this year; the only other player to do this is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
What is next?
City travel to Burnley on Sunday, while United are back at Old Trafford for a second crunch clash against Chelsea.