The Manchester Derby between Manchester United and Manchester City ended in a thrilling 2-1 victory for United. The match was filled with drama and controversy, with United scoring a late winner through Marcus Rashford in the 82nd minute. However, the controversy surrounded the first goal of the match which was scored by Rashford in the 60th minute. There was an inclination that Rashford interfered with the play, making the goal controversial.Embed from Getty Images
The game got off to a slow start, with both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances. However, things began to heat up when Rashford scored the first goal of the match for Manchester United, albeit in controversial fashion. Manchester City responded well and equalized just 18 minutes later through Jack Grealish.
With the game tied at 1-1, tensions were high and both teams were pushing for the winner. In the 82nd minute, Marcus Rashford scored the decisive goal for United, but despite the controversy, United’s victory was well-deserved and they can now look forward to the next match with renewed confidence.Embed from Getty Images
United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, was pleased with his team’s performance, stating
“The first half we played very well. We defended very well. We were proactive, with good opportunities on the break. At half-time I was very happy with that, though we should have been 1-0 up. After that it changed, we had to sub Martial and that changed the game. We were not proactive any more,”
Erik Ten Hag
Despite the controversial nature of the first goal, the spirit in the team is so huge. The belief is there, that the game is 90 minutes and they can fight back.” With the team in a good direction and showing a strong spirit, United fans will be eagerly anticipating the next match.