Manchester City vs Manchester United 4-1, Kevin De Bruyne and Mahrez Score Brace

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Manchester City managed to appear dominant when silencing city rivals, Manchester United, in the 28th week of the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium, Monday morning, March 7, 2022. Appearing in front of thousands of their own supporters, The Citizen was able to win 3-1 over Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola’s side have dominated possession since the first half. The result, just five minutes running, City was able to score a goal through Kevin de Bruyne using Bernardo Silva’s bait in the penalty box. Calmly, De Bruyne fired into the bottom left corner of David de Gea’s goal. Score 1-0.

Man United trying to get out of the pressure Phil Foden and his friends. The result, through a counter-attack in the 22nd minute, Jadon Sancho managed to receive a beautiful pass and fired a shot from outside the penalty box to the right of Ederson Soares’ goal. Score draw 1-1.

Manchester City did not give the Red Devils the opportunity to develop the game after the goal. In the 28th minute, Phil Foden managed to take advantage of United’s failure to arrange a counterattack. He tricked Victor Lindelof and fired a shot towards goal. Ball rebound De Bruyne successfully used to double the advantage.

In the 41st minute, Sancho had the opportunity to equalize. Receiving a pass in the box, he tries to shoot at goal. However, his shot deviated far over the goal. The score 2-1 lasted until halftime.

In the second half, Manchester City’s retainer did not relax the pressure. They are even more dominant in possession of the ball. Based on match statistics in the second half, Man City controlled 79 percent of ball possession compared to 21 percent for United. Meanwhile, in the first half, possession of the ball reached 60 percent compared to 40 percent.

Manchester United coach Ralf Rangnick tries to change the game. In the 64th minute, the German coach brought on Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard to replace Paul Pogba and Anthony Elanga. Unfortunately, these changes did not bear fruit.

In the 68th minute, it was Man City who managed to score. Utilizing De Bruyne’s corner kick, Riyad Mahrez received the ball in an empty space on the edge of the penalty box. He fired a hard shot that could not be blocked by De Gea and the Red Devils defense. Score 3-1.

At the end of the match, Mahrez scored again using Ilkay Gundogan’s bait. The referee had time to review the decision off side linesman via VAR. After the review, referee Michael Oliver judged Mahrez to be in an onside position. Man City lead 4-1 over United.

With this result, Manchester City collected 69 points from 28 matches. They are still able to keep the points distance from Liverpool in the Premier League standings to six points. Meanwhile, Manchester United must be stuck in fifth place with 27 points.

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