Overwhelming difference! Foden’s come-from-behind goal banging… Manchester City’s 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Manchester United → Manchester Derby Double

March 4, 2024 | by

The difference was too much.

Manchester City came from behind to beat Manchester United 3-1 in the 27th round of the 2023-24 Premier League at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, at 12:30 a.m. on the 4th (Korea time).

Manchester City, which won (double) all the Manchester derbies held in the league this season, has 62 points, closely trailing first-place Liverpool by one point. Manchester United maintained its sixth place but maintained 44 points, 11 points shy of fourth-place Aston Villa. It is six points shorter than fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur, who played one game less.

Manchester City launched a 3-2-4-1 formation. Ederson served as the goalkeeper. Nathan Ake, Huweng Díaz, and Kyle Walker made up the three backs. John Stones played with Rodri as he moved between the defense and the midfield. Jeremy Doku, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardu Silva, and Phil Foden were in the second line. Elling Holland started at the front line. Matteo Kovacic, Julián Álvarez, Yosuco Gvardiol, Manuel Akanji, Matteus Nunes, Oscar Bob, and Rico Lewis were on the bench.

United played in a 4-3-3 formation. The goalkeeper was Andre Onana. The back four was built by Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans, Raphael Varane and Diogo Dalot. Scott McTominay, Kobe Mainu and Casemiro played in the midfield, and Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho were listed as strikers. It featured Bruno Zero-Top. Christian Eriksen, Antony and Sofiane Amrabat started on the bench.

Manchester City has lost the lead to Liverpool, but is chasing after the team fiercely. The team recently defeated Luton Town 6-2 in the English FA Cup, further raising the mood. If limited to the league, it was closely chasing Liverpool with 11 undefeated games. They wanted to narrow the gap with Liverpool by catching up with Manchester United and winning the Manchester Derby.

Manchester United were hit by Fulham while continuing their winning streak in the Premier League. There was an evaluation that the performance was not good compared to the performance, but doubts about coach Erik ten Hag arose again as they lost the match against Fulham in a disappointing content. They prepared for the Manchester derby by winning 1-0 in the FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest during the week.

Even if they beat Nottingham, there is a lot of anxiety. Antony Marcial and Rasmus Hoyloon were injured and there was a frontline gap. That was why Bruno Zero-Top was in operation. There are also concerns about the defense as Taryl Malacia, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Lisandro Martinez are out injured. Evans is the starter, and center back Lindelof will take on the left-back. Mason Mount is still unavailable, and Harry Maguire is suspected to play.

He is currently lagging behind in the Manchester derby, as he suffered one win and five losses out of six official matches. Manchester United is playing in the Manchester derby as it is considered inferior.

Manchester City was driven from the start. Manchester United lowered its overall defense line and focused on defense. Bruno was at the front line, and Rashford and Garnacho came out on the left and right, but they moved defensively. In the midfield, Casemiro and McTominay moved when Maino was in front of the back four, wary of Manchester City’s second line. In the 3rd minute of the first half, Holland shot through Manchester United’s defense and it was blocked.

Manchester United, who had been behind, hit a shot. In the 8th minute of the first half, the Onana long kick went to Bruno, who was located right in front. The Bruno pass was received by Rashford, who scored with a powerful shot that seemed to penetrate the net. The Rashford goal completely changed the game.

Manchester City was more enthusiastic about the attack. In the 15th minute of the first half, Foden pushed in from the right and shot, but the defense blocked it. In the 16th minute of the first half, The Bruyne shot missed. In the 19th minute of the first half, Foden actually caught a one-on-one opportunity with Onana, but he bowed his head because he was blocked by Onana’s defense. Mainly from the right, Foden and The Bruyne tried to break through the Manchester United defense.

Manchester United once again aimed for the goal. In the 23rd minute of the first half, a cross from the left went to Rashford, but the shot went off the goal. Silva’s cross was hit by Dalot’s arm in the 24th minute of the first half, and the referee declared no foul after talking to the video reading room. Rodri’s mid-range shot in the 25th minute of the first half hit the bar. Manchester City put pressure on Manchester United by launching an attack with a dominant share. Holland headed Casemiro’s clearing miss in the 32nd minute of the first half and it went over the goal.

Onana’s good defense saved Manchester United. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Rodri kicked a powerful shot from inside the penalty box toward the corner of the goal, but Onana blocked it. In the 34th minute of the first half, The Bruyne’s left-footed shot from the right was hit by a side net. Foden, who received The Bruyne pass in the 36th minute of the first half, wasted no time in shooting, but he was beaten by the defense and ended in naught. In the 41st minute of the first half, The Bruyne shot was high.

Manchester City wrapped its head again. Rodri’s cross headed for Foden in the 44th minute of the first half. Foden didn’t overdo it and passed it correctly toward Holland with his head. Holland shot in front of an empty goal, and the ball went over the goal. Guardiola wrapped his head and expressed regret with his whole body. Manchester City threw itself to prevent Manchester City’s continued crazy offensive. Considering the possession rate, camp passes, and the number of shots, it was natural for Manchester City to go ahead, but the first half ended with Manchester United ahead.

In the second half, Manchester City recorded a high share, putting pressure on Manchester United. In the fourth minute of the second half, Doku’s shot went backward after being hit by Manchester United’s defense, but Ederson saved it.

Manchester City, which could hardly finish, tied the score in the 10th minute of the second half when Foden shook the net. Foden, who received what Rodri gave, came into the center and shook the Manchester United net with a left-footed shot.

Foden had 10 goals and seven assists this season, surpassing his previous 16 offensive points (11 goals and five assists). After Foden scored, Manchester City recruited Doku and deployed Alvarez. Alvarez was in the center, and Silva left to fill the spot. Holan tried to hit Silva’s pass at the 18th minute in the second half, but it didn’t hit him properly. 고수익알바

Manchester City made more efforts to come from behind. Manchester United made a change to the defense in the 23rd minute of the second half by removing Evans and adding Willy Kambwalla. Kambwalla moved to the right and Dalot came out as a left-back. Lindelof worked with Varane. Walker’s mid-range shot was caught in the 25th minute of the second half by Onana. Manchester United, which was losing ground at all, scored Antony instead of Rashford in the 29th minute of the second half.

Foden shook the net once again. In the 35th minute of the second half, Foden, located on the left, scored a goal with a half-beat fast shot. Manchester United secured mobility by scoring Forson and Amrabat. Garnacho and Maina escaped the ground. It was Manchester United that was in a hurry after Foden’s come-from-behind goal, but Manchester City was overwhelmed. Manchester United couldn’t even hit the ball at all, so they had to watch Manchester City pass and move the ball freely.

Manchester City’s attack on the net continued. One more minute of added time in the second half, Bruyne’s mid-range shot was off the goal. Manchester United’s defensive mistake came out in the ensuing attack and Holland scored, making it 3-1. In fact, it was a goal that put an end to the game. Foden was out and Bob went in in in the 6th minute of added time in the second half.

The match ended with Manchester City’s 3-1 victory. It was a come-from-behind victory for Manchester City, but it was overwhelming throughout the match.


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