Manchester City v. Manchester United | PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS | 3/3/2024 | NBC Sports

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3 Mar 202412:12

Summary

TLDRThe script captures the electrifying atmosphere of the Manchester derby between Manchester City and Manchester United. It vividly describes the pre-match buildup, team selections, and key players to watch. The match kicks off with a sensational strike from Marcus Rashford that silences the City crowd, but City equalizes through a brilliant effort from Phil Foden. Foden then adds another, and Erling Haaland seals the victory for City with a clinical finish, marking their sixth win in the last seven derbies. The script culminates with analysis from pundits, praising City's resilience, Foden's standout performance, and Haaland's predatory instincts, setting the stage for an enticing clash against Liverpool.

Takeaways

  • ⚽ Manchester City's strategy involves Stones moving into midfield to create a base, allowing other players like De Bruyne and Silva to advance.
  • πŸ‘Ÿ Foden plays a significant role by moving inside onto his left foot, contributing significantly to the season with nine goals and seven assists.
  • πŸ† Haaland, the Premier League's leading scorer, shows his strength in derbies, especially against Manchester United, with five goals in four games.
  • πŸ”„ Manchester United, managed by Eric ten Hag, makes strategic lineup changes, bringing in Evans and McTominay for Forson and Maguire.
  • πŸ’ͺ Rashford stands out as a traditional number nine forward, with potential flexibility in positioning depending on the game's dynamics.
  • 🌟 The match is marked by a blend of talent, tension, and drama, typical of the Manchester Derby.
  • 🎯 Marcus Rashford's exceptional goal highlights his ability, despite a lower score tally this season, demonstrating a moment of individual brilliance.
  • πŸ” City's playing style is characterized by quick, effective passing and strategic movement, putting pressure on United's defense.
  • ⚑ Phil Foden's performance is particularly notable, contributing significantly to City's attacking momentum and scoring opportunities.
  • 🏁 The game concludes with Manchester City securing a victory, underscoring their dominant position and tactical effectiveness in the derby.

Q & A

  • What role does Stones play in the team's formation when in possession?

    -Stones rolls into midfield next to Rodri to create a base, which allows the team to push forward effectively.

  • How does the team's formation change when attacking, according to the script?

    -The team forms a front five when attacking, with Renardo Silva and De Bruyne pushing forward, Doku keeping the width on the left, and Foden moving inside onto his left foot.

  • What is Phil Foden's contribution in terms of goals and assists this season as mentioned?

    -Phil Foden has contributed nine goals and seven assists this season.

  • What is Haaland's record in derby games versus Manchester United?

    -Haaland has scored five goals in four games against Manchester United.

  • Which two players are introduced into Manchester United's team by Eric ten Hag?

    -Evans and McTominay are introduced into the team, replacing Forson and Maguire.

  • What tactical flexibility does Rashford offer to the team's formation?

    -Rashford, playing up front, allows for the possibility of shifting to a formation with Bruno Fernandes as a false nine, thickening the team's defensive presence when not in possession.

  • Describe Marcus Rashford's goal in the derby.

    -Marcus Rashford scored a sensational long-range strike, silencing the opposing voices with a powerful shot, marking his fifth goal of the season.

  • What does the script indicate about Manchester City's approach when they lose possession?

    -Manchester City is indicated to press and create opportunities quickly, with notable players like De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva actively involved in regaining possession and attacking.

  • How does Phil Foden's second goal demonstrate his importance to the team?

    -Phil Foden's second goal showcases his acceleration, control, and finishing ability, highlighting his significant role and impact on the team's performance.

  • What outcome does the derby have for Manchester City according to the script?

    -Manchester City wins the derby with a score of 3-1, marking their sixth win in the last seven derbies and maintaining their position as reigning champions.

Outlines

00:00

⚽ Match Analysis and Key Players

This paragraph details the tactical setups and key players for a Manchester City vs Manchester United football match. Manchester City's strategy involves John Stones moving into midfield alongside Rodri to create a strong base, allowing for offensive pushes by Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne. This formation aims to maintain possession and facilitate a dynamic attack, with Riyad Mahrez keeping width on the left and Phil Foden cutting inside. Erling Haaland, the Premier League's leading scorer, is highlighted for his exceptional derby performance record. Manchester United, managed by Erik ten Hag, makes tactical adjustments with player changes aiming to counter City's setup. Marcus Rashford's striking capabilities are emphasized, along with a potential strategic shift to a false nine formation with Bruno Fernandes to strengthen defensive solidity. The anticipation builds for the derby under the typical Manchester weather, hinting at a mix of skill, tension, and dramatic moments in this historic rivalry.

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πŸ”₯ Key Moments and Turning Points

The second paragraph captures the pivotal moments and shifts in momentum during the Manchester Derby. Manchester United's strategic corner allows them to reset defensively against Manchester City's quick plays. An unexpected error presents a scoring opportunity that's not capitalized on by Haaland. Phil Foden's exceptional performance ties the game with a stunning goal, showcasing his critical role in City's comeback. Despite potential offside scenarios, City gains the lead with another goal from Foden, demonstrating his significant impact. City's victory is cemented by Haaland overcoming missed chances with a decisive goal, highlighting his resilience and scoring prowess. This section vividly portrays the highs and lows of the match, emphasizing key players' contributions and the intense competitive spirit of the derby.

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πŸŽ‰ Post-Match Reflections and Celebrations

The concluding paragraph reflects on the aftermath of the Manchester Derby, with Manchester City securing a victory that solidifies their position as champions and title contenders. The narrative captures Manchester United's initial strong performance and eventual depletion of energy, contrasting with City's consistent quality and ability to create scoring opportunities. Phil Foden and Erling Haaland are praised for their crucial roles in turning the game in City's favor. The win extends City's impressive record in recent derbies and sets the stage for an eagerly awaited match against Liverpool. The segment wraps up with a call to action for viewers to engage with NBC's Premier League coverage, emphasizing the ongoing excitement and high stakes of the league's matches.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Derby

A derby is a sporting event, typically in football/soccer, between two rival teams from the same city or region. In this case, it refers to the Manchester derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, two of the biggest clubs in the city. The script mentions the historic rivalry between these teams, noting it as the 192nd time they've met in 143 years, highlighting the intense passion and tension surrounding such matches.

πŸ’‘Possession

In football/soccer, possession refers to a team having control of the ball. The script discusses how Manchester City dominates possession, with players like Stones, Rodri, and Bernardo Silva keeping the ball and allowing their attacking players like De Bruyne, Silva, and Foden to push forward, creating a 'front five' offensive formation. Controlling possession is a strategic approach that enables teams to dictate the tempo of the game.

πŸ’‘Formation

A formation in football/soccer refers to the positioning and organizational structure of the players on the field. The script outlines Manchester City's formation, with a back four defenders, a midfield base of Rodri and Silva, allowing attacking midfielders like De Bruyne to push forward, wingers like Doku and Foden providing width, and Haaland as the central striker. Formations are crucial tactical decisions that determine a team's shape, defensive solidity, and attacking potency.

πŸ’‘Goalscorer

A goalscorer is a player who scores goals in a football/soccer match. The script highlights Marcus Rashford's sensational strike for Manchester United, describing it as 'goalscoring perfection' and a 'magnificent strike'. Rashford's goal is celebrated as a moment of brilliance, silencing the opposition fans. Being a prolific goalscorer is one of the most prized attributes for a striker or attacking player in the sport.

πŸ’‘Momentum

Momentum refers to the psychological and tactical advantage gained by a team after scoring a goal or experiencing a positive event during a match. The script mentions how Rashford's goal for Manchester United initially silenced the Manchester City fans, suggesting United had gained momentum. However, City's quick response through Foden's equalizer shifted the momentum back in their favor, ultimately leading to their victory. Maintaining or regaining momentum is crucial in the ebb and flow of a football match.

πŸ’‘Rivalry

A rivalry in sports refers to an intense competitive relationship between two teams or players, often fueled by geographical proximity, historical encounters, or a prolonged period of dominance by one team. The Manchester derby between United and City is described as a long-standing and fierce rivalry, with the script noting it as the 192nd meeting in 143 years. Rivalries add extra passion, emotion, and stakes to matches, making them highly anticipated events for fans and players alike.

πŸ’‘Tactics

Tactics in football/soccer refer to the strategic decisions and approaches employed by a team or manager during a match. The script touches on tactical elements, such as Manchester United's potential switch to a 'false nine' formation with Bruno Fernandes dropping deeper, or Eric ten Hag's decision to start with Evans and McTominay in the lineup. Tactics involve formations, player positioning, defensive or attacking strategies, and in-game adjustments to counter the opposition's tactics.

πŸ’‘Composure

Composure in football/soccer refers to a player's ability to remain calm, focused, and composed in high-pressure situations, such as when taking a shot or making a crucial pass. The script praises Phil Foden's composure in scoring Manchester City's second goal, noting his 'poise to control it and the class to finish it'. Composure is a highly valued trait, as it enables players to perform at their best level even in intense derby atmospheres.

πŸ’‘Prolific

In the context of football/soccer, prolific refers to a player who scores a large number of goals consistently. The script highlights Erling Haaland as the 'Premier League's leading goalscorer with 17 goals' and notes his prowess in scoring 5 goals in 4 previous derbies against Manchester United. Being a prolific goalscorer is a highly desired quality for any striker, as it directly contributes to a team's success and ability to win matches.

πŸ’‘Swagger

Swagger is a term used to describe a confident, stylish, and sometimes arrogant demeanor displayed by a player or team. The script mentions that Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Manchester United was achieved 'with some style and swagger', suggesting they played with flair, confidence, and a certain air of superiority befitting the reigning champions. Swagger is often associated with successful teams or players who back up their confidence with excellent performances on the field.

Highlights

Manchester City starts with a strong lineup, including Stones, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, and Haaland.

Marcus Rashford scores a sensational strike to give Manchester United the lead.

Phil Foden scores an equalizer for Manchester City with a brilliant strike.

Phil Foden scores again, giving Manchester City the lead.

Erling Haaland finally scores after missing a couple of opportunities, extending Manchester City's lead.

Manchester City secures a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the derby.

Manchester City's quality, belief, and ability to create opportunities were instrumental in their win.

Phil Foden's performance was praised as top-notch.

Manchester City extends their winning streak to 15 wins in 16 games across all competitions.

The upcoming game against Liverpool is highly anticipated after Manchester City's impressive form.

Manchester United started strongly but ran out of gas in the second half.

Manchester City's belief in creating opportunities and moments of magic was evident in the game.

Erling Haaland's ability to score goals and the relief he showed after scoring were highlighted.

Manchester City's style and swagger in securing the victory were praised.

Manchester City has scored over 100 goals across all competitions this season.

Transcripts

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when you look at the back four

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Stones uh in possession and they have a

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lot of possession stones will roll into

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Midfield next to Roger create a nice

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little base there which will allow

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Renardo Silva and de bruyne to flood

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forward creating a front five doku he'll

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keep the Whi on the left hand side foden

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will roll inside onto his favorite left

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foot he has nine goals and seven assists

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this season and up top up top Holland uh

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PR League's leading goal score with 17

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goals loves playing in the derby five

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goals in four games versus Man United so

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this is the United team picked by Eric

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ten hog Tim yeah he makes two changes uh

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forson and Maguire Make Way for Evans

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and mctom casemiro and Kobe Mayu they'll

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they'll not go too far they'll have

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their hands full with a lot of those uh

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City players mctom Joint Club High seven

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goals does a really good job in terms of

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making up the distance from the Midfield

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area and getting into the box now

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rashford's up front as a as a

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traditional nine if they want to thicken

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things up we could see Bruno Fernandez

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in the false nine roll drop gacho and

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rashford to the wings and just be a

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little bit thicker when they don't have

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the

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ball so with Sunshine peeking through

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typical mancunian

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clouds everyone is set to go under the

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watchful eye of referee Andy

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madley for the 192nd

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time and 143 years after the very first

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it's the Manchester Derby we're

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anticipating the usual head concoction

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of talent tension and a few Tantrums

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Manchester United intent on building

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some sort of base camp but it's already

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under threat this is De

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bruyne it's Phil foden taking aim and

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deflected on

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root

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rodri

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Stones

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Fen City

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dictating Jeremy

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dku beting him in 1 V one situations

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he's posed a little bit of a different

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question today what a kick that isana

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finding Bruno Fernandez and Momin

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arrives in support so does rashford oh

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what a

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goal and what a moment what a day to

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score

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it

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enemy voices silenced in one Fell

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Swoop by a sensational strike from

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Marcus

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rashford long kick by Anana and rashford

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just plays on the should Bruno Fernandez

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plays on the shoulder it's AK at the

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bottom of the pitcher who's playing him

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on and I'm thinking just slide into

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mctom as he makes the Run he doesn't

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want to and he B rashford he will not

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hit a sweeter ball all

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season he's only scored five this season

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but that was a a strike from a a striker

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like he scored 30 or 40 goals that is

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phenomenal well the plain fact is he

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hasn't scored 30 or 40 he's just got 10

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in his last 50 appearances prior to

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today but that is goalscoring perfection

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that has silenced everyone in the

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stadium and rightly so it's a

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magnificent

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strike he will be delighted with

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that well Marcus rashford chose this

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week to have an article a lengthy

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interview but they've only lost three of

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them de bruyne then delov comes for

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Bernardo

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Silva Phil

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foden Bernardo

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[Applause]

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Silva de bruyne and foden is on his way

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and he's on his own as well Phil foden

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th by

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[Applause]

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Anana stones to Bernardo Silva and oall

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for a

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corner why he's turning around asking

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for help from Garo I need you come and

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help

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me the V is saying delay delay don't

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allow this corner to be taken to Andy

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madley while they just check that appeal

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for a hand

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ball doow as he goes to close down just

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having a look at it but his arms in by

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his side in by his stomach that's never

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a

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penalty it allows Manchester United to

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reset because they' taken the corner

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quickly Manchester City and it could

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have caused a problem to them they'd

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Switched

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Off

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dku off

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doow and

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Harland he just doesn't anticipate that

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there's going to be an

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error de bruyne

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Moran and rodri returning it with

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interest happy for him to continue dku

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[Applause]

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rodri foden

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harand am I seeing

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things Bernardo

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Silva

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Walker

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Corner

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rodri Harland trying to turn instead

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it's Bernardo Silva then it's dku

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important touch from

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Anana as instructive as to just how

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quick Kyle Walker still

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is dku

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Stones de bruyne

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now foden lovely

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effort similar distance to rashford

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similar

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velocity same

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outcome and City are level in the

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derby well they can appeal all they want

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but for me it's not a foul but what this

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is is a moment of Brilliance from Phil

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foden I said he'd be moving the ball

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quicker he just shifts it inside quickly

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doesn't let Lindelof get close enough

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this time Johnny Evans doesn't get out

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to close him down neither does Momin

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they're almost heavy

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legged but like a missile he fires it

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into that top left corner and Anana is

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helpless it's Walker lining one

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up Bruno Fernandez kobby

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Mayu Garo may just have been offside

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but quite rightly the flag stays down

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ederson comes and makes a challenge a

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goal kick has been given check has been

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completed

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[Applause]

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foden

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Alvarez foden beauly

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done foden at the Double City have come

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from

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behind blue joy in every

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direction and Manch manester United in

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great danger of losing a league game

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that they LED at halime for the first

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time in just under a

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decade and from Phil foden the speed in

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which he accelerates into the box the

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Poise to control it and the class to

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finish it into that bottom corner just

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speaks volumes for the player that he's

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become this

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season they needed him to step up this

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afternoon boy as he stepped

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up taken with poise and a

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[Applause]

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plom

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[Applause]

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and while

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sadio de bruyne

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silkily tries himself and doesn't enough

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to worry

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Anana trou about robbed harand 31 game

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over City's day in the

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derby

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the third and clinching goal gifted to

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them he's missed a couple in the first

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half but this is just Harland to a t

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give him the opportunity opens his body

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up

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beautifully so find that bottom left

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hand

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corner you all saw it with the

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celebration the relief from him he's

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finally found the back of the net it's

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not often we see him have that many

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opportunity in a game that he

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misses and that's what it means even to

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the most seasoned of those

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involved Bruno

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Fernandez head's Rising referee has seen

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enough Manchester is blue again a

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Securus route to the widely anticipated

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outcome a sixth win in the last seven

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Derbies for the reigning Champions the

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would be Champions who now head to

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anfield sitting on the shoulders of

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Liverpool Steven waro your thoughts well

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Manchester United fully committed in the

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first first half a really strong

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performance against the odds went ahead

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second half they ran out of gas you

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could say that Manchester City in the

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first half should have scored a couple

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of goals as well just that quality that

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belief that they'll always get

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opportunities create

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opportunities moments of magic in the

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game from Phil foden top performance

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from him and then har do what Holland

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does and City doing what city do so

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successfully 15 wins in 16 games in all

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competitions now they did it in the end

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with some style and Swagger they're well

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behind a sentury of goals for the season

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in all competitions and that Liverpool

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game is ever more enticing Rebecca after

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