Man City Beat Man Utd 3-1 to Close on Liverpool

Man City beat Man Utd. Phil Foden led Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Manchester United, scoring two goals and bringing City within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

The match occurred on Sunday, setting the stage for a high-stakes encounter with Liverpool the following weekend.

Man City Beat Man Utd

Manchester United initially took the lead with a spectacular goal from Marcus Rashford, but City quickly dominated the game. Despite a notable miss from Erling Haaland, who shot over an open goal before halftime, City managed to recover.

Foden’s two goals, one a powerful shot into the top corner and the other a calm finish with ten minutes left, along with Haaland’s late goal, secured the win for City. It was Haaland’s sixth goal in four Premier League matches against United.

The defeat marked Manchester United’s 11th of the season, placing them 11 points behind the top four with 11 games left. United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, expressed frustration over City’s first equalizing goal, alleging a foul on Rashford in the build-up, but his team was outclassed mainly throughout the match.

Rashford, who has faced criticism for his performance this season after scoring 30 goals last season, responded to his critics by scoring the opening goal for United.

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Despite Manchester City’s plea for an offside, Bruno Fernandes assisted Rashford in scoring a remarkable goal from a long range.

However, City’s relentless pressure, combined with missed opportunities from United and excellent goalkeeping from Andre Onana, ultimately led to City’s comeback and victory.

Before the break, Marcus Rashford had the chance to increase United’s lead. After Ruben Dias slipped, Rashford found himself in a prime position, but a misjudged touch allowed Kyle Walker to make a crucial intervention and prevent the goal.

Despite numerous attempts, United managed to maintain their lead until halftime, highlighted by a particularly memorable moment.

City dismantled United’s heavy defense when Rodri’s cross found Foden, who set up Haaland for a sure goal. In a shocking turn, Haaland misfired from very close range.

The persistence of Manchester City paid off when Foden matched Rashford’s earlier goal with a spectacular shot.

Ten Hag expressed frustration over an unawarded foul on Rashford, suggesting that the player had fallen too readily after contact with Walker.

Nevertheless, Rodri found Foden, who skillfully fired a powerful shot into the top corner, equalizing the score.

The game’s turning point came from a smooth interchange between Foden and Julian Alvarez, which tore through United’s defense, allowing Foden to notch his season’s 18th goal.

The match was capped off by Haaland’s moment of redemption. Rodri seized the ball from Sofyan Amrabat and set up Haaland to score past Onana elegantly, concluding a triumphant day for the English champions.



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