The reigning champions showed a great passing game in the last third and played the ball around United’s penalty area.
Wan-Bissaka hits Foden next to the penalty area on the knee and City gets a free kick. De Bruyne brings the ball sharply in front of the goal, but there the hosts can clear with a head.
Manchester United barely gets the ball and just chases after them. The runner-up only has the ball for a few seconds, if at all, before the team in the light blue jerseys recaptures it.
71 percent possession underlines the dominance of Pep Guardiola’s team. The guests push the Red Devils in after the lead and want to add the second goal.
How does ManU answer now? After the early deficit, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team has to take more initiative and are not allowed to stand in the back. However, this is anything but easy against the Manchester City passport machinery.
Goal for Manchester City, 0-1 through Eric Bailly (own goal)
The Citizens take the lead! After a great chance from Gündogan, the home side can only clarify half-heartedly. João Cancelo has plenty of room on the left wing and puts the ball in front of the near post. There Bailly wants to clear it up with a tackle, but fakes the ball into his own goal!
Harry Maguire! After a Shaw free kick from the left, the defensive boss screwed up and heads the ball centrally from ten meters just over to the right.
As expected, the Citizens have a lot of possession in the early stages. The Red Devils are low and tend to lie in wait for counterattacks and larger rooms.
First graduation of the guests! Bernardo Silva tries from a half-right position and eleven meters from the goal. He aims at the far corner, but hits the ball clearly past.
City put on a high, aggressive pressing from the first second in the game against the ball and put United under pressure early on.
The two teams step onto the lawn. You can start in a few moments!
Of the past four Premier League clashes, the Red Devils have won three. In the last duel in March, United won 2-0 after goals from Bruno Fernandes and Shaw at the Etihad Stadium.
We also see three changes with the Citizens compared to the previous Champions League game. Rúben Dias, de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus begin for Grealish, Mahrez and the blocked Laporte.
United coach Solskjær changed his starting XI to three positions compared to the game in Bergamo. For the injured Varane, the suspended Pogba and Rashford, Lindelöf, Fred and Greenwood move into the starting line-up.
Both clubs had to play on the European stage during the week. The guests drove through goals from Foden, Mahrez, Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to a clear 4-1 win against Club Bruges and are leaders of their group. The Red Devils did not get past a 2-2 in Bergamo after a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo, but also lead the group.
United impressed in their 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Ronaldo, Cavani and Rashford sealed the end of Tottenham’s coach Espirito. Today the home side want to connect to the top group of the league with a threesome.
On the previous day of the Premier League, the Citizens were surprised by a 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace. After Guardiola’s team conceded an early deficit, Laporte had to leave the field in a wild final phase of the first half after being sent off. Shortly before the end, City conceded the decisive 0-2.
We are dealing with a real top game. In the city derby, the current runner-up receives the reigning champion. Three points separate fifth, Man United, and third, Man City.
Hello and welcome to Old Trafford for the derby between Manchester United and Manchester City! It starts at 1:30 p.m.