Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Belgium’s Kevin de Bruyne scored twice in Manchester United’s Manchester derby without Cristiano Ronaldo at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday to give Manchester City a 4-1 victory.
In the twenty-eighth leg of the English Premier League, City, the leaders, regained the six-point lead over Liverpool.
De Bruyne (5 and 28) in the first half, and Mahrez in the second (68 and 90), Cayden Sancho scored the only goal for the spectators (22).
The English champion renewed his win over his neighbor in the league this season after beating him 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford to achieve his first home win in the Manchester derby since November 2018.
Spain coach Pep Guardiola’s team raised his score to 69 points, six points ahead of Liverpool’s win over West Ham on Saturday, the latter knowing that the match against Arsenal had been postponed.
Ronaldo missed the match due to a thigh injury, and German coach Ralph Ronnick announced before the match that French defenders Rafael Varane and Luke Shaw had been infected with the corona virus.
With Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani missing out due to his unpreparedness, United played without a spearhead, with Sanso, young Swedish Anthony Illanga and Portuguese Bruno Fernandez leading the attack.
For his part, there is no influential Portuguese defender in the City, Robin Diaz, who will be sidelined for four to six weeks due to a muscle strain, while Phil Foden, Jack Grilish and Mahrez will lead the attack, while Raheem Sterling will be on the bench.
In the second leg of the Champions League final against Sporting on Wednesday City prepared well for their “semi-margin” match, after clearing it with five clean goals in the first leg, it seeks its first Continental title. History.
It was United’s first defeat in the league after six games, having fallen to Wolverhamptonn’s on Wolverhampton’s ground earlier this year.
City did not delay in opening the scoring as Portugal’s Bernardo Silva sent a ball from the left side into the area unnoticed by De Bruyne and scored a powerful shot against Spain goalkeeper David de Kia (5).
United equalized after Frenchman Paul Pogba sent the ball to Sancho in the opposite direction, who tripped around two players and rolled to the left of the goalkeeper from inside the area (22).
After that, the landowners took control and succeeded in advancing again after the chaos in the area, first saving de Gia Foten’s shot from very close range, preparing in front of Silva following him and jumping from the defense. Before Sweden’s Victor Lindelof was disbanded, de Bruyne came forward and scored (28).
City took complete control in the second half, with Rashford and Lingard entering but United not taking any shots in the lower right corner (68).
City continued their pressure, with Lula de Gia saving another ball from Mahrez (73) and then coming off a tough decision in the “half-scissor” bird (81) from Portugal’s Joao Cancello.
Mahrez scored his second individual goal, the fourth for his team, when he received the ball from German Ilkay Gundogan instead of de Bruyne, offside (90).
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