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Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford Hand Manchester United Derby Win Over Manchester Metropolis | Soccer Information

Marcus Rashford scored the winner as Manchester United got here from behind to beat Manchester Metropolis 2-1 and go third within the Premier League in an exciting finale at Previous Trafford on Saturday. Each United objectives got here within the ultimate 12 minutes as Erik ten Hag’s aspect moved to inside one level of their native rivals within the desk after inflicting a dangerous blow to Metropolis’s hopes of retaining the title.

Pep Guardiola’s males appeared to be heading to victory when Jack Grealish got here off the bench to move the guests into the lead.

However Bruno Fernandes’ controversial equaliser turned the sport and 4 minutes later Rashford netted for the ninth consecutive match at Previous Trafford.

Metropolis might now fall eight factors off the highest of the desk ought to Arsenal beat Tottenham within the north London derby on Sunday.

The victory for United was candy revenge after being destroyed 6-3 when the edges met in October.

The scoreline even flattered United on the Etihad thanks to 2 late objectives from Anthony Martial.

Nevertheless, Ten Hag’s males have now misplaced simply as soon as in 19 video games since in a surprising turnaround within the Dutch coach’s first season in cost.

The introduction of Casemiro has remodeled United’s midfield for the reason that final Manchester derby and Ten Hag’s choice to play Fred alongside his Brazilian worldwide teammate minimize Metropolis’s provide line to Erling Haaland.

United’s turnaround is mirrored in Rashford’s revival. The England worldwide has now scored 16 instances this season.

– Rashford threatens –
Rashford’s tempo in behind was the most important menace posed by both aspect within the first half and he ought to have accomplished higher after rounding Ederson than permitting Kyle Walker to comfortably clear off the road.

One other Rashford burst then took him past Rodri, however once more the end was missing as Ederson hurried off his line to smother.

United’s new mortgage signing Wout Weghorst was watching on from the stands and Martial’s lacklustre efficiency earlier than being changed at half-time by Antony underlined Ten Hag’s want for extra ahead choices.

In contrast, Metropolis are blessed with an abundance of expertise within the ultimate third and Guardiola’s capacity to make game-changing substitutions seemed to have swung the sport of their favour.

Grealish had solely been on the sphere three minutes earlier than netting the most important purpose of his Metropolis profession to this point as he nodded in Kevin De Bruyne‘s cross on the hour mark.

However Metropolis have struggled this season to match the consistency that has gained them 4 Premier League titles up to now 5 years and had been undone by a vastly controversial equaliser.

Rashford was clearly offside as he raced in the direction of Casemiro’s cross, however crucially didn’t contact the ball and left it for Fernandes to comb house.

The assistant referee initially flagged for offside and Metropolis had been furious on the choice to permit the purpose to face.

Metropolis had been nonetheless rocking once they conceded once more as Alejandro Garnacho sprinted down the left and crossed for Rashford to prod house from shut vary.

There was nonetheless time for Metropolis to really feel additional aggrieved at referee Stuart Attwell as Haaland noticed a penalty attraction waved away.

However the champions now have an enormous job on their fingers if they’re to keep up their dominance of English soccer within the Guardiola period.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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