Manchester City Defeats Manchester United 2023-24: Manchester City thrashed Manchester United in the highly anticipated Manchester Derby 3-0 on October 29 to establish their dominance in the rivalry between the two clubs from the same city.
While Man City has been the best club in the world in 2023, United too found some form after a dreadful start to the 2023-24 season. On a three-match winning streak before the match, which included their first Champions League win of the season, the Red Devils were hoping to get a result out of this match, which was played on their home ground of Old Trafford.
Manchester City Defeats Manchester United 2023-24
The match started with both teams trying to score early. In the ninth minute, United keeper Andre Onana parries away a header by Phil Foden, which lands at the feet of Erling Haaland. However, the Norwegian failed to convert this chance into a goal.
From this point on, City went on the offensive and was the dominant attacking side. In the 24th minute, a freekick by Julain Alvarez was dealt with by United’s defense But Rodri claimed that he was pulled by his shirt by Rasmus Hojlund during the play. VAR checks the claim, and a penalty is given. Haaland slots the ball in the bottom right corner, 1-0.
Alvarez had another attempt at the goal from a free kick in the 29th minute. His direct shot at the target was saved by Onana.
The red side of Manchester had their best chance at goal in the injury period of the first half. A superb half-volley by Scott McTominay was just touched by Ederson, which sent it over the crossbar.
Manchester City did not wait long to score in the second half, as in the 50th minute, Pep Guardiola’s side showed their complete dominance over the game. After an incredible build-up play, Bernardo Silva crossed the ball to Haaland in the box, who nudged the ball into an empty goal, 2-0.
The next 20 minutes were an attacking barrage by City towards the United goal, with many attempts just failing to convert into goals. The wait to increase the lead for Man City ended in the 80th minute, when Erling Haaland, instead of taking a shot, slid the ball to Phil Foden, who scored, 3-0.
The match ended in an utter humiliation for Manchester United at home. Their short run of form seemed to have died at the hands of their noisy neighbors. The famed- Manchester Derby seems to have become a one-sided affair in the past few years as Manchester City flex their dominance over their city rivals and the league as a whole.