[서울신문] ‘The ugly neighbor has a streak of embryos’… Man City, eventually stopping in Manderby

Manchester United, defeated 2-0 in Manchester City, which ran 21 consecutive wins in the official match on the 8th + 15 consecutive wins in EPL

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▲ Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is celebrating after scoring the winning goal in the Manchester Derby on the 8th. AFP Yonhap News


It was Manchester United who stopped Manchester City’s invincible run.

Manchester United won 2-0 with Bruno Fernandez and Luke Shaw’s consecutive goals in the 2020-21 season Premier League (EPL) 28th round away game against Man City held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on the 8th (Korean time).

With 10 games left in the regular league, Manchester United gained 54 points, surpassing Leicester City (53 points) to take second place. It is 11 points less than the leading Man City. Although Man City’s championship is still a strong situation, United have continued to ignite a turnaround victory.

Man City, who has been undefeated in 28 official matches (25 wins 3 draws) and 15 consecutive wins in EPL since November last year, was regarded as the turning point of the Manchester derby streak. This is because, after taking office as coach Ole Gunnar Solshar, United have been increasingly strong in Manchester City. Looking at the last five games, the two teams were tight with 2 wins, 1 draws and 2 losses, but when narrowed down to the last 3 games, Manchester United showed the superiority with 2 wins and 1 draw.

The first goal came in an instant. 35 seconds after kick-off, Manchester United striker Antoni Marsial dribbles along the inside line of the penalty area and stumbles on Gabriel Jessus’ foot. A penalty kick was declared. In the second minute of the first half, Fernandez’s shot as a kicker hit the goalkeeper’s hand, but went into the goal.

Manchester United escaped 2-0 in the 5th minute of the second half and solidified their victory. Shaw overlapped and handed the ball to Marcus Rashford, and a left-footed shot reclaimed inside the box hit the bottom-right corner of the goal. Ederson, whose view was blocked by the trajectory of the ball piercing the defensive legs, was stuck.

Manchester City's Kevan Debrawiner is defeated 0-2 in the Manchester Derby on the 8th, and the team's winning streak is halted.  EPA Yonhap News

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▲ Manchester City’s Kevan Debrawiner lost 0-2 in the Manchester Derby on the 8th, and the team’s streak of wins stopped. EPA Yonhap News

Man City coach Pep Guardiola said, “Congratulations to Manchester United” after the game. “There are 10 of the most important games of this season left. I will become the champion by winning as many times as possible.” Reporter Hong Ji-min [email protected]

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