This was a Manchester Derby of great significance as the Citizens knew they had to win to go ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
On the other hand the Red Devils needed to save their face after a humiliating 4-0 loss to Everton on the weekend.
Manchester United also had to keep up in the race for the top four Uefa Champions League spots. After Bernado Silva placed City ahead in the second half, Jesse Lingard had a glorious chance to level the game but he somehow managed to miss the ball entirely when presented with an open goal.
This is the moment that got Twitter talking, and they did so with a great sense of humour. City eventually won 2-0 thanks to the second from substitute Leroy Sane.
Lingard had one job— Kenny (@kenmfalme) April 24, 2019
Lingard has been Man City's best defender tonight - some great clearances 🤣🤣 #MUNMCI— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) April 24, 2019
Lingard's hates liverpool more than he loves United! ☺ #MUNMIC— Gech David Beckham (@getaswhailu) April 24, 2019
70+ mins of Jesse Lingard attempting to play football pic.twitter.com/gVYaV4vlT2— ً (@R9shad) April 24, 2019
Lingard is a true Mancunian missing that on purpose. Fucking hero.— - (@IconicUnited) April 24, 2019
Liverpool fan conspiracists seeing Lingard missing the ball altogether for a tap-in: pic.twitter.com/ed1aRSfA1v— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 24, 2019
This football business is really distracting Jesse Lingard from his YouTube career. Best give it up.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 24, 2019
'HE COULD'NT WRAP A CHRISTMAS PRESENT!'— Goldbridge World™ (@GoldbridgeWorld) April 24, 2019
Goldbridge losing his shit over Lingard's miss 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/c1RtUa2rIf
Some would say Jesse Lingard knew what he was doing 😅 pic.twitter.com/LMc9xa7GOn— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 24, 2019
How did Lingard become a footballer? #MUFC— United Always (@UnitedAlways1) April 24, 2019
Lingard pic.twitter.com/19vKJiyohN— Nuwahereza Sidney🎩 (@_nuwahereza_) April 24, 2019
Option A - Score, Let Liverpool win the league— Alfie Collinson (@Alfiecollinson1) April 24, 2019
Option B - Don’t score, City win the league
Lingard - “Fuck it I’ll miss.” pic.twitter.com/VtHGIKivMe
Lingard highlights pic.twitter.com/6e3q0unguP— Frobenius (@jimmiekyalo) April 24, 2019
When the ball is passed to Lingard pic.twitter.com/RIewvu9caQ— don☀️ (@donlarindini) April 24, 2019
United fans at lingard 😂 the accuracy tho ✅ pic.twitter.com/NCQxfQvtth— THE ACCOUNTANT 🔱〽️™️ (@wazamumin123) April 24, 2019