Manchester United vs Manchester City
Manchester United hosted Manchester City on Wednesday in the final Manchester derby of the season.
The game had big ramifications for both sides.
Should City have drawn or lost that would have put Liverpool in the driver’s seat for the Premier League title.
As for United, they are still fighting for a top-four place and could have gone level on points with 4th place Chelsea should they have beaten their cross-town rivals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will not have been full of confidence heading into the game though as they had just been smashed 4-0 by Everton.
The first half was probably not what most fans were expecting.
Man City did not dominate and United often looked the more comfortable of the two sides.
However, the Reds defence still looked pretty shaky with Raheem Sterling having a good chance to open the scoring towards the end of the first 45.
City started the second half the brighter of the two sides but they suffered a big blow early on.
Fernandinho was a key figure for City in the first half. Unfortunately, the Brazilian would be taken off in the 51st minute with an injury.
On comes Leroy Sane for the injured Fernandinho for Man City.
An attacking move from Pep…
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) 24 April 2019
The experienced midfielder would be a huge miss for City should he miss out on their last three games vs Leicester, Burnley and Brighton.
Luckily for City, they still managed to take the lead vs United without Fernandinho on the pitch thanks to a lovely strike from Bernardo Silva.
– @ManCity strike first!
Bernardo Silva cuts inside and de Gea is beaten at his near post!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) 24 April 2019
Leroy Sane, the man who came on for Fernandinho then made it 2-0 in the 66th minute.
66′ GOAL MAN CITY
Leroy Sane adds a second after smashing one past David de Gea.
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) 24 April 2019