Who Was Man Of The Match? Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City

Attendance: 73,086        

Who Was Man of the Match? João Cancelo

Manchester derby ended in favor of City, as United were defeated 2-0 at Old Trafford, their fourth defeat in six Premier League games, due to a lackluster first-half performance.

City took the lead on seven minutes through Eric Bailly’s own goal as he lunged to clear Joao Cancelo’s dangerous cross. It was looking bad for United after the agony of the 5-0 Liverpool defeat nearly a fortnight ago.

David De Gea made five crucial saves to keep the score down. But, just before halftime, the goalkeeper should have kept away Bernardo Silva’s poke from the most acute of angles from another Cancelo pass, albeit Luke Shaw was also to blame for some sloppy defending.

United had few chances, with Cristiano Ronaldo forcing City goalkeeper Ederson to make a save.


At halftime, United brought on Jadon Sancho, who could not have any impact in a disjointed effort. United lost Shaw to a head injury, and Alex Telles replaced the England international as a concussion sub.

The Old Trafford chanted for Donny van de Beek, and the Dutch international was brought on at 80 minutes, although he had little influence.

Despite failing to add to their tally, City dominated the second half as United failed to produce any meaningful chances.

Eleven games in the season, United and Solskjaer are eight points behind leaders Chelsea, a margin that may widen to 11 points if Chelsea wins their match later today. City are second in the Premier League following two straight defeats.

João Cancelo is our Man of the Match today following up his excellent Champions performance. He was heavily involved in both goals and kept a clean sheet.

Let’s check out his MOTM worthy stats:

Cancelo Stats:

Rating: 8.22

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 90

Goal contribution: 1 Assist

Touches: 125

Shots (on target): 4(2)

Dribbles: 1

Cross completion: 3(1)

Key Passes: 1

Tackles: 4

Clean Sheets: 1


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