Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the complete match replay and the most exciting highlights from the intense showdown between two football giants, Manchester United and Manchester City.
The game kicked off at 15:30 (GMT) on the 29th of October, 2023, and it was under the astute officiation of referee P. Tierney.
The electrifying match took place at the iconic Old Trafford stadium and marked a crucial encounter in the England – Premier League, Week 10 of the 2023/2024 season. This was a battle of football titans that kept fans on the edge of their seats!
Manchester United vs Manchester City Full Match Reports
Manchester City drew within two points of the Premier League (PL) summit with a resounding 3-0 triumph over arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. This victory underscored City’s recent supremacy in this fixture, securing their fifth win in the last six head-to-head meetings.
Fresh from an emotionally charged UEFA Champions League victory over Copenhagen during the midweek, Old Trafford observed another poignant tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton before kick-off. The hosts initiated the 191st edition of the Manchester derby on the offensive. Scott McTominay, in a bid to continue his recent goal-scoring form, tested Ederson with an early effort, while on the opposite side, André Onana delivered an acrobatic save to thwart Phil Foden and then swiftly clawed the loose ball away from Erling Haaland.
Following a tightly contested initial 20 minutes, the visitors gradually seized control of the match, and their improved performance was rewarded just before the half-hour mark. Ramsus Højlund was penalized for a foul on Rodri inside the area, and Haaland confidently converted from the penalty spot to secure his 10th PL goal of the season. The frantic pace of the game persisted until half-time, as McTominay’s powerful strike was impressively thwarted by Ederson, and Onana once again came to United’s rescue, making a flying save to deny Haaland his second goal of the afternoon.
The Cityzens continued their momentum into the early stages of the second half. After failing to add to his tally before the break, Haaland capitalized on a perfectly weighted delivery from Bernardo Silva in the 49th minute, heading home to extend City’s lead. This goal deflated the hosts, and they struggled to pose a threat to Pep Guardiola’s side as the match progressed into the final half-hour.
Despite City’s dominance in a remarkable second-half display, United came close to pulling a goal back with 20 minutes remaining when Marcus Rashford fired wide from inside the box. City capitalized on the reprieve and added a late third goal through Phil Foden, courtesy of unselfish play from Haaland, securing three thoroughly deserved points. This result levels City with Arsenal in second place as they continue their pursuit of a fourth consecutive PL title. As for United, they will aim to bounce back against Newcastle United in the EFL Cup during the midweek, having lost five of their opening 10 PL games.
Man of the Match: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).