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90' + 4'
K. Walker
Yellow Card
N. Otamendi
R. Mahrez
1 - 2
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
A. Martial
D. James
0 - 2
M. Rashford
Penalty Goal
0 - 1

Match Stats

71% 28%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 7
Total Passes 658 265
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That concludes our commentary of the Manchester Derby! We hope you enjoyed it!
Manchester City have an away trip in the Champions League to Dinamo Zagreb before travelling to the Emirates to face Arsenal next Sunday. Manchester United host AZ in Thursday’s Europa League fixture, before welcoming Everton to Old Trafford. 
Manchester United win the 179th edition of the Manchester derby 2-1, thanks to first-half goals from Rashford - who beat Ederson from the penalty spot - and Martial! A late Otamendi header halved the deficit and set up a grandstand finish, but it was not to be as the Premier League champions were frustrated by an organised and resilient United. The early goals gave the visitors the ability to sit back in their shape, which they did absolutely tremendously - to Solskjaer's credit. McTominay and Fred were instrumental in midfield, while the craft of Rashford, James and Martial formed a lovely attacking trio. The match will also have ramifications for Guardiola, whose side remain third, as Stones suffered a hamstring injury which will need assessing.
K. Walker
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Walker is shown a late yellow card for being a half-step too slow in a challenge on Young.
90' + 1' The fourth official indicates an additional five minutes for stoppages!
A. Tuanzebe
J. Lingard
89' A second change in two minutes as Manchester United replace Lingard with Tuanzebe - a natural defender.
A. Young
L. Shaw
88' Shaw goes down, feeling a bit of cramp, and he’ll be replaced in the late stages by Young.
87' Mahrez cuts inside as he is wont to do and fires a low shot at De Gea’s goal, but the keeper gets down quickly and makes a one-armed stop!
İ. Gündoğan
86' Manchester City immediately make a  change after the goal, as Rodri is replaced by Gundogan.
R. Mahrez
85' From one substitute to another, as Mahrez's well-taken corner is the assist!
N. Otamendi
85' OTAMENDI BRINGS IT BACK TO 2-1! Mahrez swings a corner into the 18-yard box, and Otamendi meets it with a thumping header! The substitute makes a difference as City cut the deficit!
83' Manchester United have never lost any of the previous 170 Premier League games in which they have been two or more goals ahead at half-time (W167 D3), while Manchester City have never won any of the previous 51 matches they have been trailing at the interval by such a margin in the competition (D1 L50).
81' The frustration is certainly beginning to tell as McTominay is sent to ground for a second time in quick succession, after Jesus sticks out a leg to bring the Scotland international midfielder down. No yellow card this time, though it’s a sign that City are growing restless. 
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
79' De Bruyne comes through on McTominay, catching him with an extended leg after missing the initial tackle. It’s a challenge that comes out of frustration - but it won’t save him from a yellow card.
76' Manchester look out of ideas as they pour forward with no real cohesion. Manchester United, thanks to the early goal, have been able to sit back in their positions and hold shape - attacking rapidly whenever the hosts misplay a pass. As long as they maintain their intensity, the Red Devils should be able to see it out.
Andreas Pereira
Yellow Card
74' Pereira goes immediately into the referee’s notebook, earning a yellow card for a cynical foul in midfield, catching the ankle of Sterling who was sprinting forward on a counter-attack.
Andreas Pereira
A. Martial
74' Looking to settle the final 15 minutes of the match - Solskjaer removes Martial and replaces him with Pereira.
71' Mahrez gets on the end of a disguised David Silva pass and attempts to put a cross in at the near post, but it’s blocked out for a corner by Shaw.
69' Absolutely disgusting behaviour as Fred, who went across to take a corner-kick, has been hit by flying projectiles thrown from the stands. He seems to be feeling it on the back of his neck - but he comes back to take the set-piece.
67' James leads a counter-attack after winning the ball from Angelino, and he sends a pass across the penalty area for Lingard, who draws a save at the near post from Ederson. 
R. Mahrez
Bernardo Silva
65' Mahrez replaces Bernardo Silva with 25 minutes remaining. He’s got a real opportunity to make his mark on the game; he could potentially make the difference, but it’ll have to be quick.
63' RODRI FORCES DE GEA INTO A DIVING SAVE! Rodri receives a pass from the left and fires a thunderbolt towards the Manchester City goal from 18 yards out, but a diving De Gea does just enough to get fingertips to it to push it over for a corner! Incredible save!
61' With Zinchenko who features regularly at left-back and Laporte already unable to play due to injury, the hamstring problem for Stones is a very serious issue. Fernandinho is already employed in the centre of defence following his move from midfield - which means Manchester City have virtually one fit, natural centre-back.
N. Otamendi
J. Stones
59' Stones will be unable to continue following that hamstring injury, and Otamendi will be forced to come into the match after an hour.
58' Play has come to a stop as Stones remains down, requiring attention to his leg. The stretcher is not rneeded but he limps off as a substitute prepares to enter the fray.
56' LINDELOF TO THE RESCUE! De Bruyne runs through in the penalty area, bearing down on the six-yard box when Lindelof slides in to deflect the Belgium international’s powerful shot - tipping it out for a corner-kick. That shot could have been a real problem at De Gea’s near post, if not for the last-ditch intervention!
David de Gea
Yellow Card
54' Such is the intensity of Manchester City’s high press, De Gea is booked for taking too long during a goal-kick - at the 54th minute.
52' Manchester United have remained organised and compact in defence, greatly troubling their city rivals. It’s an exercise in counter-attacking football which Solskjaer seems more than capable of handling - as we approach the hour and De Gea has not been sufficiently tested.
50' Fred takes a free-kick on the right wing, but it doesn’t have the lift required - allowing De Bruyne to hammer it away easily.
48' Angelino opens up a sight at goal for David Silva with an ingenious reverse-pass, but the Manchester City captain confuses his cross for a shot as it misses the far corner without troubling the goalkeeper.
46' Manchester City get the match restarted from the kick-off!
Manchester City have no other option but to emerge from the break and attack in search of a goal which will get them back into the match. Sterling’s pace has been thoroughly negated by the presence of Wan-Bissaka, though Bernardo Silva has offered little on the other side. Perhaps the introduction of Mahrez or Cancelo would open the match up a bit - especially as legs begin to tire. For United, they must stay compact and resolute but utilise their outlet passes - employing the pace of the forwards to relieve pressure on De Gea’s goal. 
The first 45 minutes of the Manchester Derby come to a close, with the Red Devils protecting a comfortable 2-0 lead. The visitors have played the better football, attacking in waves with pace and an up-tempo passing rhythm. Bernardo Silva’s tackle on Rashford presented the England international an opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot - which he did - before Martial’s slotted finish gave United a two-goal advantage. Manchester City have looked off the pace - rarely sustaining periods of pressure and threatening most from set-pieces.
45' The fourth official indicates two additional minutes for stoppages. 
43' City have another free-kick, this time in a more central position, 25 yards away from goal. David Silva and De Bruyne stand over it, but it’s the Spain international who strikes it with his left - though it doesn’t present any danger to De Gea’s goal as the shot-stopper saves comfortably.
41' De Bruyne goes for goal from a free-kick stationed on the left corner of the 18-yard box, but he only catches the top of the net as De Gea is left unworked.
39' De Bruyne has a moment of genius with a delightful flick from the inside-right position, just steps away from the penalty area. It arcs wonderfully for Jesus who takes flight in an attempt to head it towards goal - but he misses the target by quite a large margin.
37' James puts a dangerous ball across the face of goal for Martial, but the striker is a step behind as it rolls on for Walker. The Manchester United right winger has delivered fantastic service thus far - constantly tempting team-mates to attack.
35' David Silva receives a pass from Rodri and hammers a shot from 20 yards out with De Gea collects without too much fuss.
33' Sterling takes Wan-Bissaka on, but the right-back uses his strength and positioning to poke the ball away for a throw-in, giving his side time to track back.
31' The reigning Premier League champions look stunned as they’ve conceded two goals in the opening 30 minutes. The stadium has quieted a bit in disbelief, putting the impetus back on the players. They’ve an hour to respond - which should be plenty.
D. James
29' James gets in on the action with an assist in his first Manchester derby!
A. Martial
29' INCREDIBLE SCENES AT THE ETIHAD AS MANCHESTER UNITED GO 2-0 UP! Martial plays a simple pass to James just outside the penalty area and continues his forward run, eventually receiving the return 10 yards from goal. With Angelino in his face, he shifts his weight to open up some room, before finding the bottom corner of the near post!
28' David Silva looks to find Bernardo Silva with a cross from the left, but De Gea makes his presence felt as he comes off his line and picks the ball out of the air.
27' RASHFORD CLIPS THE CROSSBAR! He’s in a confident mood as he receives a low cutback from the right on the edge of the area and takes a second to square his body to goal. With the closing defender steps away, Rashford chips a curling effort towards the top right-hand corner. It’s an audacious effort which almost pays off, as the shot strikes wood and bounces over!
25' United have a swift counter-attack as Martial sweeps it forward to Fred, who finds Rashford inside the penalty area. The England international opts for a first-time curler towards the far post, but he misses the target by the narrowest of margins! The visitors are in the ascendancy!
M. Rashford
Penalty Goal
23' MANCHESTER UNITED’S NUMBER 10 MAKES NO MISTAKE! 1-0! Rashford coolly steps up and rolls a penalty low into the bottom-right corner of the goal, sending Ederson in the wrong direction! The visitors have the lead!
Bernardo Silva
Yellow Card
22' Bernardo Silva is also shown a yellow card after VAR overturned the decision and deemed that the Manchester City forward fouled Rashford!
21' PENALTY! VAR deems that Bernardo Silva did, in fact, impede the path of Rashford who was attempting to get through towards goal! It looks to be the correct decision after replay!
19' Controversy as the referee Anthony Taylor refuses to award Manchester United a penalty shot, after Bernardo Silva apparently came across and took Rashford down inside the penalty area! The United players are all arguing with the match official - but it should be sent to VAR regardless.
17' Only Chelsea (18) have won more Premier League games against Man Utd than Man City have (15), with 10 of those victories coming in the last eight years (67%).
15' Martial is again involved as he receives a pass on the right edge of the penalty area from James and takes a touch before shooting low at the near post - forcing a diving save out of Ederson. 
13' Walker switches play with a powerful cross, but it’s for nought as Sterling’s pass through for Angelino is overhit, allowing De Gea to watch it out for a goal-kick.
11' A lovely interchange between Sterling and David Silva goes to waste as Angelino - who made the overlapping run down the flank - puts in a shocking delivery which exits the box on the other side for Shaw to recover.
9' David Silva turns in midfield and hits it long over the top for the run of Sterling, but it rolls into the penalty area where De Gea can come off his line and grab.
7' James breaks free of Angelino, but his cutback to the penalty spot for Martial is incorrectly read by his team-mates as City smuggle it away.
5' Bernardo Silva lays it off to Rodri at the corner of the penalty area, but his first-time cross is flat and bundled away by Fred - ending a good spell of City possession.
3' James has the first chance of the derby as Martial receives a Rashford throughball and centres it for Fred. The midfielder looks over and sees James free on the right - shifting it there just ahead of the backtracking defence. The eventual effort is a good shot, though Ederson palms it away easily.
1' Manchester United get the derby underway from the kick-off! 90 of full-on football are sure to follow!
Manchester United make two changes from their 2-1 win over Spurs. Shaw replaces Young at left-back, while Martial returns from injury to take Greenwood’s spot in attack.
Manchester City make one change from the XI that beat Burnley 4-1 in midweek, as Otamendi is dropped to the bench in favour of Stones.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Andreas Pereira, Axel Tuanzebe, Ashley Young, Sergio Romero, Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata.
MANCHESTER UNITED XI (4-2-3-1): David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Riyad Mahrez, Claudio Bravo, Nicolas Otamendi, Benjamin Mendy, Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan.
MANCHESTER CITY XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Angelino, Fernandinho, John Stones, Kyle Walker; David Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let's take a look how the two will line up today - starting with the hosts!
Manchester United enter the 179th edition of the Manchester Derby off the back of an exciting 2-1 victory in midweek over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. The win took the Red Devils into sixth position - though Champions League is still eight points away. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing pressure surrounding his position - a win over the blue half of the city would go a long way. 
Manchester City welcome their rivals to the Etihad, looking to end the day level on points with Leicester City in second. It’s been a rough run of results for Pep Guardiola’s side, as defensive injuries have hamstrung his team selection; their last clean sheet coming in October. Form goes out the window on occasions like these, however, as derbies rarely follow form patterns.
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