So Manchester City have been beaten for the first time since November 2020 (0-2 v Spurs), ending a run of 28 games without defeat across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side. United have now won three consecutive away games in all competitions against Manchester City for the first time since a run of four between November 1993 and November 2000. Moreover Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the first manager in Manchester United’s history to win each of his first three away meetings in all competitions with Manchester City.
It was a good start for the Reds, Bruno converting a first minute penalty. Worthwhile remembering though that against Tottenham, United had also converted a penalty in the first minute but had had still lost that game, heavily. United however defended brilliantly as a team and held on to grab a massive three points.
It was a great performance all round. Henderson had another solid game as he continues to stand in for David de Gea and his throw out to Luke Shaw set the wheels in motion for United’s second. James did plenty of work off the ball. Excellent defending from our back four. But surprising to see Anthony Martial once again fail in scoring when face to face with the keeper. My Man of the Match is however Luke Shaw, with a wonderful solo goal early in the second-half. He could have made it 2-0 inside five minutes but shot straight at Ederson. But overall a stunning display as he dominated the left flank and continues his superb season.
The win moves the Reds back into second place above Leicester City as United closed the gap on City at the top of the table and continued our outstanding unbeaten run in the Premier League. Next up, we host AC Milan on Thursday.
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