Manchester Derby Highlights: Bailly own goal and De Gea howler sees Man City cruise to 2-0 win over Man United

Manchester Derby Highlights: Welcome to Sportstar's blog of the Manchester United vs Manchester City Premier League match being played at Old Trafford.

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.   -  AP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the big-ticket Manchester United vs Manchester City Premier League clash being played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.


The Manchester skies open up and the rain falls heavy as Manchester United's woeful season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues. The win sees City climb back to the second spot on the Premier League table, while United stays fifth.

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90' Cancelo drills in a fine cross from the left and it flashes across the goal. Meanwhile, Ronaldo goes into the book for a late challenge. Four minutes to be added on.

88' Jesus storms down the right flank and draws a foul from Telles inside the box. The referee awards a corner, but replays show that Telles got more of Jesus' foot and none of the ball.

87' Stones! That wasn't too far out! He attempts a shot on the turn, merely four yards away from goal, but can't keep it on target.

86' Another well-worked City attack sees the blue jerseys pour into the opposition box. Cancelo's cross is deflected for a corner.

82' Foden has a crack a goal but his shot whizzes just wide of the far post. He sure would have loved to score at Old Trafford today!


5:45pm: STAT - Manchester United is unbeaten in its last four league matches against Man City (W3 D1) - its longest such run against City since a run of six between 2008 and 2011.

5:30pm: Did you know? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won four of his eight meetings with Man City boss Pep Guardiola in all competitions, the best win-rate of any manager to face the Spaniard at least five times.

FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.   -  REUTERS


5:15pm: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola refused to get caught up in the hype surrounding the derby, saying it was special for the fans but was not like playing in a semifinal or final. More on that here.

Guardiola's City has scored 20 goals in the Premier League this season, nine fewer than Liverpool in second and six behind leader Chelsea. (File Photo)   -  REUTERS


5:03 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:

Manchester United Starting XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Bernardo, De Bruyne, Jesus, Foden


Match Preview

A comfortable win at troubled Tottenham Hotspur and then a Cristiano Ronaldo- inspired escape from defeat to Atalanta has taken some of the heat off under-pressure Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But a more severe test of his side's health will come this Saturday when it hosts Premier League Champion Manchester City in the derby - a game fraught with danger for a United side that has been wildly unpredictable this season.

City suffered a surprise home defeat by Crystal Palace last weekend and it has also lost three of its last four Premier League clashes against Solskjaer's United.

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Such a poor recent record against its neighbours will not sit well with manager Pep Guardiola and there will be points to prove when the whistle blows at Old Trafford.

United was hammered 5-0 by Liverpool in its last home game, one of the worst results in its recent history and one that whipped up a media frenzy about Solskjaer's future.

That his side recovered to calmly dispatch Tottenham a week later was admirable, although one of the keys of that victory was the return from injury of defender Raphael Varane as Solskjaer started with five at the back.

Worryingly for Solskjaer, he will be without Varane for the visit of City after he suffered a hamstring injury against Atalanta and will be ruled out for up to a month.

United will have plenty of defending to do against City and will have to do it well. But that, combined with swift counter-attacks, has generally been the blueprint of its success against its local rivals since Solskjaer took the helm.

Solskjaer has won four and drawn one of his eight clashes with Guardiola.

City, for its part, will be all too aware that it cannot afford to fall too far behind Chelsea and Liverpool in the title race and after a 4-1 win against Club Brugge in midweek will head across town in confident mood.

Chelsea leads the standings by three points from Liverpool and five from third-placed City and will aim to continue the momentum it has built when it seeks a fifth consecutive league win against Burnley on Saturday.

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Antonio Conte's first Premier League game in charge of Tottenham is a trip to face Everton which has lost three in a row under Rafael Benitez. Conte replaced the sacked Nuno Espirito Santo on Tuesday.

Liverpool closes the weekend with a difficult trip to the London Stadium to face in-form West Ham United which has made its best start to a top flight season in more than 40 years.

(via Reuters)

Where can you watch?

Premier League matches will be telecast on the Star network and can be streamed live on the OTT Platforms Jio TV and Disney Hotstar+.