Ederson flops as United defeats toothless City in Manchester Derby Showdown
Manchester United shines in Old Trafford as two goalkeeping errors from goalie, Ederson, hands Manchester United a 2-0 win against City on Super Sunday Manchester Derby.
Anthony Martial perfect strike from Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick assist slips Ederson at exactly 30 mins into the 182nd edition of the Manchester derby, the labour Ederson got two hands to and should have guarded.
Scott McTominay then shattered City’s hope deep into 90+6 mins, pouncing on Ederson’s unruly fling from the back with a perfect long-range strike into the unprotected City net that brought moment of celebration from the home fans.
City was in command of possession but was toothless in front of United’s net as the Red Devils recorded their eighth clean sheet of 10-game unbeaten run. Sergio Aguero’s second-half leveler which was rejected by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) by the tiniest offside gap; the closest Manchester City came to reaching the back of the net.
The win sees the Red Devils secure a first league double over the defending champions since 10 years and leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men just three points behind fourth-place Frank Lampard’s men in the race for Champions League ticket, while City remains second after their five-game winning run was dragged to an end.
“The desire, attitude, commitment, connection between fans and players pleased me most. We pressed them, pushed them back, we tried to be aggressive and we made them make mistakes.
“It is a privilege to be a manager of a squad with this attitude. You cannot ask for more. For our players to beat a team like Manchester City is fantastic, I am delighted for them.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Skysport after the match.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola also addressed Edersons error thereby supporting the goalie: “We played well. We conceded a goal and should have avoided it, but in the second half we played good as well. So congratulations to Manchester United. The quality of the opponent always counts.
“Ederson saved one or two, he’s an exceptional goalkeeper. I don’t come to judge my players; mistakes are part of the game. He will recover and is an exceptional goalkeeper.”
United will travel to Austria to play against LASK in the last-16 of the Europa League on Thursday, 12th March, 2020 at exactly 6.55pm GMT before travelling to the White Hart Lane to face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the Premier League on Super Sunday at 5.30pm GMT.
Meanwhile, Manchester City will welcome Arsenal at Etihad in their rescheduled Premier League fixture on Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 at 8.30pm GMT before hosting Burnley on Saturday, 14th March, 2020 at 4pm GMT.