Correspondent Cho Yong-woon = Manchester United defeated Manchester City with two goals in the last minute.
Manchester United won 2-1 by tying goals from Bruno Fernandez and Marcus Rashford in the 20th round of the 2022/2023 English Premier League (EPL) held at Old Trafford in London on the 14th (Korean time).
Manchester United, who had won 9 consecutive wins in the official game with the victory that day, rose to 3rd place in the league with a record of 12 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses (38 points). The gap with second place Man City (39 points) is only one point. It was a 1-1 draw.
Man Utd’s preparation was good. Manchester United used Luke Shaw as a centre-back and appointed Fred to press Man City with a tactic to keep Casemiro and the third line tight. Man City tried to release the attack by occupying the ball as before, but they could not use their strength in a quick counterattack following Man Utd’s pressure.
It is also Manchester United that often creates opportunities. After the pressure, Manchester United actively utilized Rashford with accurate long passes from Fernandez and Christian Eriksen. Rashford had two golden chances to score in the 33rd and 36th minutes of the first half, but could not finish it. The goalkeeper Ederson’s misjudgment led to an empty chance, but Manuel Akanzi’s finishing shot was blocked, and the goalkeeper’s save saved in the 36th minute. 스포츠토토
Man City was quiet. Kevin De Bruyne’s pass was blocked by Fred and there were few passes to Elling Hollan. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Hollan attempted a shot in front of the opponent’s goal, but was blocked by the defense.
With the first half finished without scoring, Manchester United made the first change at the start of the second half by excluding Anthony Martial and putting Anthony in. Manchester City also strengthened their offense by putting Grealish in the 10th minute of the second half. Mercenary tactics worked. De Bruyne, who was struggling a bit, dug deep into the right side of the goal, then Grealish rushed in with a cross and scored a header.
Man Utd, desperate, put in Alejandro Garnacho. Man United, who started counterattacking in the remaining time, wrote drama. The turnaround began in the 33rd minute of the second half. In a counterattack situation, Fernandez equalized with an accurate shot. During this process, Rashford was in an offside position, so the referee and assistant referee discussed it, but it was not judged that Rashford was involved in the game, so it was recognized as a goal.
As the atmosphere changed, Man United succeeded in reversing. In the 37th minute of the second half, Garnacho’s cross was pushed in by Rashford, turning it 2-1. Rashford continued their 9-game scoring streak at home.
Manchester City’s counterattack was fierce the rest of the time, but United held on tight and cheered in the Manchester derby with a 2-1 victory.