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Manchester City wins derby with getting into third gear

The Manchester derby is always a match that we’re looking forward. This edition was even a little bit more special, with Cristiano Ronaldo on the side of Manchester United in the team. CR7 was heading towards Manchester City in the summer, until Man United decided to get him away from their rivals. The big question is how he feels about this move now. Will he regret picking Man United over Man City?

Early own goal

Before the game was good and well underway, the ball was already in the net behind David de Gea. It was Eric Bailly who unfortunately scored an own goal. Not exactly the start the home team was waiting for. Pressure is already on the manager and his team for quite some time now, so an early goal doesn’t help their case. Even though they tried to do somrthing back, it was clear that Manchester City dominated this match. The Cityzens never really came out of second gear. Nevertheless, it was Bernardo Silva who doubled the lead on the verge of half-time. It was a cross by Cancelo, Man United players let the ball go, but Silva went for it and managed to get it in the goal.

Statistics not in favour of Ole

The pressure from the fans will be increasing even more after this match. It’s not just about the result, since there is no shame in losing against Manchester City, but it’s all about the way in which the defeat took place. Manchester United had more shots on their own goal, than shots on Man City’s goal. Manchester City had more shots on Man United’s goal, than Man United had touches in the opponent’s box. This shows that Manchester United was extremely poor. This wasn’t the first time they were poor and that hurts the fans. They can forget it for a while now since it’s time for the international break. After the break they travel to London to play Watford.