Match Reports & Previews man united 1-2 man city

Published on September 12th, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman


Report: Man United 1-2 Man City – 10/09/16


Pep Guardiola emerged victorious from his first Premier League battle with old adversary Jose Mourinho as Manchester City secured a fully deserved win in a frantic Old Trafford derby.

Kevin de Bruyne’s cool finish and Kelechi Iheanacho’s tap-in after the Belgian hit the post put the Blues in complete control as they outclassed Mourinho’s side for most of the opening 45 minutes.

United were handed a lifeline just before the break when City’s debutant keeper Claudio Bravo summed up his uncertain display by dropping a free-kick to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pull a goal back.

They mounted an aerial siege in front of the Stretford End but City held firm to maintain their position at the top of the table, coming closest to scoring in the second half when De Bruyne struck an upright from Leroy Sane’s pass.


Player Our Rating (Out of 10)
Claudio Bravo  6
Bacary Sagna  7
John Stones  8
Nicolas Otamendi  9
Aleksander Kolarov  8
Fernandinho  9
Raheem Sterling  7
Kevin de Bruyne 10
David Silva  9
Nolito  8
Kelechi Iheanacho  7
Fernando  7
Leroy Sane  7
Pablo Zabaleta  7


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