Ten Hag didn’t play Ronaldo ‘out of respect for his career’
He didn’t want to associate her with this debacle. Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag justified his choice not to use Cristiano Ronaldo at a press conference, “out of respect for his immense career”. Led by Erling Haaland, author of a new hat-trick and two assists, Manchester City crushed (6-3) Manchester United, brought back to reality. The Red Devils have rarely been able to produce play. This disastrous performance is a reminder that the fundamental problems are far from being resolved.
It’s over! City win spectacular derby
Manchester City won against Manchester United in a goal-rich derby (6-3). Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored a hat-trick. Anthony Martial went there with his double.
two more minutes
Two additional minutes will be played in this derby.
The skylight and the double for Martial
Anthony Martial perfectly transforms the penalty by finding a superb skylight.
Penalty for United
Martial is mowed down in the penalty area by Cancelo. Michael Oliver points to the penalty spot.
The beautiful strike of Casemiro
The former Real midfielder takes his chance from afar and forces Ederson to make a good save.
Antony misses his cross
As Martial waited for the ball in the box, Antony misses his cross with the right foot. Ederson grabs the leather.
Alvarez can’t conclude
After a good combination on the left side between Cole-Palmer and Gomez, Alvarez receives a ball in the box but his control does not allow him to chain correctly.
Martial closes the gap
Anthony Martial takes a ball badly repelled by Ederson and finds the net. He hadn’t scored for a year to the day.
Bruno Fernandes receives a yellow
After a gesture of discontent, Bruno Fernandes is warned by Michael Oliver.
The Red Devils are chambered
Manchester City fans have been rooming Manchester United players for several minutes.
Pep Guardiola takes advantage of his substantial advantage to spin. Foden, De Bruyne, Grealish and Gündogan are replaced by Alvarez, Mahrez, Cole-Palmer and Laporte who is making a comeback.
The hat-trick for Foden!
Unbelievable! Phil Foden also scores a hat-trick in this meeting after an assist from Haaland.
Antony’s strike misses
The Brazilian tries his luck from outside the area but has less success than a few minutes ago.
Jadon Sancho gives way to Fred for the last 20 minutes of the game.
Sancho can’t control
On a blocked shot from Fernandes, Jadon Sancho could not control when he was alone in the box.
The hat-trick for Haaland!
Haaland goes down in English football history. The Norwegian scores a third straight hat-trick at home in the Premier League.
Haaland’s strike is off target
Erling Haaland is served deep and shoots from a complicated angle but his attempt escapes the frame.
Ronaldo sat down
While he was warming up, Cristiano Ronaldo sat down, looking crestfallen.
Double change for Manchester United
Ten Hag makes two new changes with the entries of Martial and Casemiro. They replace Rashford and McTominay.
What goal from Antony
Antony scores a superb goal with a sublime curling shot that deceives Ederson. The Red Devils save the honor.
Casemiro and Ronaldo warming up
Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo left for the warm-up and could enter this derby.
First corner of the second period
Manchester City gets a first corner in this second act with a cross from Gomez.
Already an opportunity for City
After a missed pass from Sancho, Phil Foden strikes but De Gea deprives him, for the moment, of a hat-trick.
Luke Shaw enters
Erik Ten Hag makes a change at half-time with the entry of Luke Shaw in place of Tyrell Malacia.
It’s back to Manchester
Michael Oliver kicks off the second half of this Manchester derby. The Skyblues lead 4-0 after a recital in the first act.
End of the first period! City is walking
The ordeal, or part of the Manchester United ordeal is ending. The first period is over. United trail City 4-0 after a brace from Foden and Haaland.
Ederson pushes back with both fists
The Brazilian goalkeeper intervenes with both fists after a strong cross from Bruno Fernandes.
two more minutes
There will be two more minutes in this first act.
Foden also goes there with his double!
What a recital! Manchester City add a fourth goal and Foden also goes there with his double on an ultra-fast counter from Guardiola’s men.
Haaland misses his control
He was not far from the triple! Haaland misses his control despite having been served well by Grealish.
Walker must come out, Varane too
A change on injury each in this 40th minute. Raphaël Varane has to leave and is replaced by Lindelof. Walker is also forced to give up his place. Gomez replaces him.
Fernandes tries out
Bruno Fernandes shoots from distance but Ederson easily seizes the ball.
The double for Haaland!!
It took just three minutes for Haaland to score a brace. The Norwegian throws himself to take back a perfect cross from De Bruyne.
Haaland doubles the bet
Who else but him? Erling Haaland scores his 12th goal of the season from a corner perfectly taken by De Bruyne.
Varane gets up with difficulty
The French defender struggles to get up after twisting his ankle on a strike from Foden.
Lissandro Martinez saves his team after a close range strike from Grealish. De Bruyne then takes his chance but De Gea pushes it back for a corner.
De Bruyne’s strike is missed
The Belgian midfielder tries from outside the area but his shot is not precise.
City continue to master
After a more offensive sequence, Manchester City calms the game a little and masters, without forcing, the ball.
After Dalot, Malacia takes a yellow
The two Manchester United full-backs are warned. After Dalot, Malacia fouls Foden and receives a yellow.
What an opportunity for Foden
After a new cross from Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden controls and continues but his attempt escapes the frame by a few centimeters.
Gündogan hits the post
Ilkay Gündogan takes care of the free kick which ends up on the post. David De Gea was beaten.
Grealish gets a new foul
The Cityzens winger made a very good start to the match and got another good free kick after a foul from Martinez, overtaken by the Englishman’s technique.
The Danish midfielder strikes first after a pass from Sancho but Ederson catches the ball without any problem.
Another technical blunder
Malacia misses easy control and participates in the Red Devils’ very complicated start to the game.
Culvert in trouble
The Portuguese side, warned from the first minutes of play, commits a new fault on Grealish.
Foden opens the scoring
The inevitable happened! Manchester City unlocks the score after a superb combination concluded by a strike from Foden well served by Silva.
United can’t do it
Like this failed pass from Eriksen, Ten Hag’s men have not yet fully entered this derby.
City have control of the ball
Since kick-off, the Red Devils have been completely deprived of the ball and have been trying to recover it in vain.
What a huge opportunity
Skyblues create a huge chance but De Gea makes an excellent save past De Bruyne before McTominay sacrifices himself to fend off Silva’s strike.
Gulper already warned
The Portuguese side already takes a yellow card after an anti-game foul on Jack Grealish which made the difference.
Let’s go to Manchester!
Michael Oliver kicks off this Premier League Matchday 9 clash between Manchester City and Manchester United.
Start of the game in fifteen minutes
The Manchester derby will start in fifteen short minutes now.
Haaland can go down in history
Today the Norwegian striker can score a third consecutive hat-trick at home in the Championship and become the first Premier League player to achieve this incredible performance.
51st meeting between the two teams
This afternoon will be the 51st Manchester derby in Premier League history. The Red Devils have won 24 times against 17 for the Cityzens. But the trend seems to be reversing lately. Indeed, Guardiola’s players could pocket a third consecutive success against their rival for the first time since November 2014.
The composition of Manchester United, Ronaldo on the bench
Here is the composition of the Red Devils without Cristiano Ronaldo, left on the bench. De Gea-Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia-McTominay, Eriksen-Antony, Fernandes, Sancho-Rashford
Manchester City line-up
Here is the eleven lined up by Pep Guardiola without surprise: Ederson – Walker, Akandji, R. Dias, Cancelo – B. Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne – Foden, Haaland, Grealish.
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