Manchester Derby: Martial, McTominay take United to 2-0 win over City- As it happened

Goals by Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay helped United beat City 2-0 to bag the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford for the second time this season.

Updated : Mar 09, 2020 00:23 IST

Anthony Martial combined brilliantly with Bruno Fernandes to give Manchester United the lead.
Anthony Martial combined brilliantly with Bruno Fernandes to give Manchester United the lead.

Anthony Martial combined brilliantly with Bruno Fernandes to give Manchester United the lead.

Highlightsof the English Premier League's Manchester Derby between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford.


That's all for tonight. Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye! CIAO!

Story of the match:

Fernandinho had a quiet game at the back but Zinchenko and Otamendi didn't . The latter made several runs into the opponent box but couldn't make much of a difference. Otamendi was involved in numerous tackles and even survived conceding a penalty. We would be talking more about that had United drawn or lost the game. But with three crucial points in the kitty, it is well forgotten. Gundogan, Silva and Rodrigo could never create good chances. Aguero was kept muted. Foden mostly played out of position and Sterling saw a few of his shots saved.

For City, Ederson had a game to forget. Two costly errors that resulted in two goals and it could well have been three had Martial made the most of a botched up back pass by Ederson.

Daniel James and Martial paired up well up front. While the former made threatening runs down the right, the Frenchman exploited the centre.

De Gea wasn't made to work much, owing to a solid defence but whenever he did, he made sure the danger was cleared. Wan-Bissakka had a brilliant game in the back with Maguire and Lindelof. Fred and Bruno Fernandes made sure the pressure kept mounting on City. Fernandes, of course, provided a touch of genius with his assist from the free-kick.

United was clinical in its approach and execution and apart from a passage of 10 minutes after the double substitution by Pep, City could never really take the initiative and control the game. Yes, City enjoyed the lion's share of possession, 73% to be exact, but its shot tally of 7-12 shows the true picture.

What a night for the Red side of Manchester! United, with this win, jumps to fifth in the table and is just three point adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.



90+6' GOAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MCTOMINAY HAS SCORED IN THE MOST AMUSING WAYS POSSIBLE! Ederson, once again, guilty of being sloppy. He collects a long pass from the back and then throws the ball left looking for Mendy. But the ball is nowhere near Mendy and McTominay latches onto the ball and shoots from around 35 yards out and the ball ends up into the back of the net. Shocket of a howler from Ederson!

90+5' De Gea launches deep into City's half.

90+4' Matic and McTominay are down, troubled by a niggle each. But are now back up.

90+2' Mahrez is brought down by Matic. It is taken quickly but noting comes off it.

90+2' Wan-Bissakka with a brilliant clearance again to James on the right. He charges forward but is dispossessed without any support up front.

5 minutes have been added to the second half

90' SAVE! Cancelo plays it Sterling outside the box, who has a crack at goal. But there is nothing stingy about the hit as De Gea pouches the ball with ease.

88' Final Substitution for United- Fernandes- OFF| Ighalo- IN

86' Maguire takes care of Jesus again! Mendy bursts forward down the left wing and cuts back from the byline, looking for Jesus. But Harry was in the right spot again as he thumped the ball away for a City throw-in.

It's now pouring in Manchester. Heavy rain as United is probably about 10 minutes away from completing a league double over City in a decade.

84' Corner for City! Maguire track back quickly and covers ground quickly to put in a sliding tackle on an incoming Jesus and concedes the corner! It was a perilous tackle, considering it was inside the box.

81' WAN-BISSAKKA has been immaculate this evening! The right-back takes care of Mendy with a half-sliding tackle just before Mendy was teeing up for another cross from the left flank.

With the departure of Martial, James is on his own in the attack. Solskjaer keen on holding onto the 1-0 lead until the final whistle, which is just 10 minutes + stoppage time away.

77' A host of substitutions:

City: Mendy- IN| Zinchenko- OUT

United double change: Bailly, McTominay- IN| Williams, Martial- OFF

75' SAVEE!! Manchester City constantly asking question now as the visitor continues to mount pressure on the host. It all started with Mahrez threading a brilliant low cross from the right and the ball falls to Sterling right across the face of goal. Somehow, the English international mis-times the tap-in and Jesus follows up. He goes right of Wan-Bissakka inside the box and goes for goal. But De Gea is up to the task as he denies City any joy.

72' Luke Shaw receiving treatment as Eric Bailly kits up.

71' WIDE!! Fernandes' outswinger from the right is headed wide of the left post.

70' SAVE!! JAMES FORCES A SAVE OFF EDERSON! He is freed by Wan-Bissakka and goes past Otamendi comfortably. From the right of goal, he takes a crack at goal while Bruno Fernandes was waiting unmarked in the centre. Solskjaer in the stands lets out a huge cry as James could have easily squared it to Bruno.

69' STERLING wins a corner! He gets into a tussle with Lindelof by the left byline and the ball hits the side-netting. Lindelof is not happy with the decision and the replay suggests that the ball had come off the boots of Sterling.

United under pressure for the first time today. Mahrez and Jesus making instant impact.

63' Back to United's half, Foden sweeps the shot over from 25 yards out after being involved by Mahrez.

63' End-to-end stuff and Old Trafford has suddenly lit up since the double substitution! Wan-Bissakka loses the ball outside the box to Sterling, who finds himself surrounded by three United shirts. But he still manages to get a chip pass away to the centre of the box. Luke Shaw does well to steal possession and free James with a great through ball to the right. James shoots down the right and squares it up for Martial, who fails to get to the ball on time. 

60' Corner for City and Otamendi whips the header just over! The in-swinger from Gundogan from the left is met at the near post by Otamendi, who angles the header over the bar.

59' DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION FOR CITY! Aguero, Bernardo- OFF| Jesus, Mahrez- IN

58' FOUL! YELLOW CARD FOR CANCELO! Third of the night for City. Williams evades a sloppy tackle from Cancelo and looks to free up Martial. But the Citizen chases Williams down and puts in a vicious slide tackle.

56' SAVEE!! Foden receives the ball after City takes a short corner. He rifles the ball towards goal but it's right down the centre. Thankfully for De Gea, he had an unblocked view of it and is able to parry the ball over the cross-bar to concede the corner. Cancelo drills a dangerous ball in but the United defence remains breachless.

49' EDERSON ALMOST ERRORS AGAIN! Bizarre start to the second half for Ederson. He makes a mess of a simple back pass and allows Martial to charge to the ball. But the Brazilian goalkeeper slides on time to clear the ball and the end of it, Martial ends up hurt as he runs into the post.

48' GOALL BUT OFF-SIDE! Sterling manages to squeeze a quick pass past Williams and frees up Sterling. He takes a few touches and then puts the ball into the back of the net but the flag was up. VAR shows his shoulder was off-side. CLOSE!

47' Foden drills a low cross into the box but the ball is cleared by Wan-Bissakka.

Last 45 minutes to go! The visiting team gets the game underway!

Brilliant first half for the men in Red. Fred and Fernandes have been great in the mid-field and James has also made some threatening runs from the right. Martial does really well to volley the ball, coming from over his shoulder, into the back of the net. For City, Otamendi has been the busy man and City has looked second best by a large margin for most of the first half. Zinchenko has made several runs into the box but Aguero and Sterling have largely been missing. The Red Devils in Command, the Citizens all over the place. Will that change? Let's find out.


Two minutes have been added to the first half.

42' YELLOW CARD FOR FRED! He goes down inside the City box and there seems to be contact with Otamendi, who had visibly stepped on Fred's shin. But the referee books Fred for simulation.

41' Too fast and furious! Cancelo whips a fierce ball into the box but the ball blazes over the clutter of players in the centre for a United throw-in.

38' CORNER for United! Wan-Bissakka with quick feet on the right to outfox Z inchenko and Sterling. He tries to then cross from the right of goal but the shot is blocked.  Before that, he tired to cut into the box and was brought down by Otamendi. No penalty was awarded. Nothing comes off the corner.

32' YELLOW CARD FOR RODRI! He was also booked for dissent after the goal and he still believes the free-kick shouldn't have been awarded.

16th of the season for Martial.

30' GOOOOOOALLLLLL!! MANCHESTER UNITED HAS SCORED THROUGH MARTIAL!! What a clever, clever free-kick!!! Fernandes chips it for Martial over the defensive wall and the Frenchman showcases brilliant presence of mind to latch onto the ball and volley the ball past the near post. The ball rolled under Ederson's arms and the Brazilian should have done better.

29' YELLOW CARD FOR FERNANDINHO! He is not happy with the foul being given and earns himself a booking!!! Fernandes is brought down by a lukewarm-tackle by Gundogan. City feels it was more of simulation but free-kick given.

28' SAVE! Martial does well to steal the ball from Fernandinho on the left and charge towards goal. He has ample space and options but decides to shoot right down the centre. Ederson happily obliges.

26' Cancelo vs Williams in the limelight once again and the Man United player is brought down. But the referee awards the decision in City's favour as Williams is found guilty of pulling his opponent during the run.

24' Free-kick for United! James zips down the right and cuts in before being brought down at the edge of the box by Otamendi. Fernandes takes the free-kick but rams the ball into the wall.

22' BLOCKED! James involves Martial with a delightful chip into the box and the Frenchman does well to control the overhead ball. He brings it down and attempts a quick shot at goal, but the ball is blocked by Otamdendi. Sterling thenfouled by Fred, who tries to win the ball back, right under the referee's nose.

22' FOUL! Cancelo continues to have a go at Williams and once again, the tussle ends in the latter being brought down with a tackle from the back.

18' Fred involved in two quick tackles. Makes one on Sterling, whose appeal for a free-kick is turned down. Less than a minute later, Fred is brought down by Rodri and once again no free-kick awarded.

16' SAVE! Ederson being made to work. Fernandes receives a lovely pass through the centre and wastes no time in bring Daniel James into play. James' shot on goal from the right is pouched comfortably by Ederson. Martial was waiting at the far post, but James decided to go for glory himself.

13' GREAT COVER-UP FROM MATIC! Poor clearing header from Maguire results in the ball falling to Sterling, who plays it quickly to the incoming Aguero. The Argentine nutmegs Maguire and was almost through to goal before Matic dispossessed him to concede the corner. Nothing comes off the spot-kick.

10' SAVE! De Gea is involved for the first time on the night. Raheem Sterling with a low curler to the far post from the left of the box but De Gea makes a comfortable save. The architect of the play was Aguero, who battled with Shaw on the left flank and managed to beat him to the centre before laying it comfortably for Sterling.

8' Another corner for City. The ball is played back to Gundogan on the right, who puts ina  deep cross to Aguero at the far post, but once again, Williams intercepts the cross and clears the ball at the expense of a City corner .

7' Corner for City. Gundogan tries to play Foden from the right but Brandon Williams intercepts with an awkward clearance. The ball flies over the United byline. First one of the night. Gundogan to take the corner, the inswinger is cleared away by Wan-Bissakka.

4' Scrappy! But good from Cancelo! A poor back pass from Zinchenko and Martial, who was lurking in the City half, tries to take possession. But Cancelo is quick to react and clear the ball back to Ederson.

3' Long ball from the United half looking for Daniel James, but Zinchenko has it covered.

2' Throw-in for United. Aguero tries to play a quick one-two with Zinchenko on the right, but the pass it too quick as the ball rolls out.


Manchester United, the home team, gets us underway!!

WE ARE READY TO GO! United in red and City in Blue.

The players are out! Manchester United hasn't lost a game since a month and a half and Manchester City is also in good form.

Less than 10 minutes to go! Are you ready for the 182nd Manchester Derby?

Current head-to-head:

MUN- 75 |MCI- 54 | Draws- 52

Stats from the upcoming encounter:

  • Manchester United has lost its last three home games against Manchester City in all competitions, it has only lost four against City consecutively once previously, between January 1926 and February 1931.
  • Manchester City has already lost twice to Manchester United this season, the Premier League and the League Cup- it has also lost three times against them in three previous season; 1956-57, 1995-96 and 2009-10.
  • The away side has won six of the last seven matches between Manchester United and Manchester City in all competitions, with the exception being a 3-1 win for City in November 2018.
  • Manchester United is looking to complete a league double over Manchester City for the first time since Alex Ferguson retired, last achieving it in 2009-10. The last Red Devils manager other than Fergusion to achieve a double over City was Dave Sexton in the 1978-79 season.
  • Manchester City has won it last three matches at Old Trafford and could become the first top-flight side to win four in a row away to Manchester United since the Citizens themselves did a run of five between 1968-1972.



Team news:

Manchester United has made a host of changes from its last match. (W vs Derby in FA Cup)

Seven changes:

  • Romero, Dalot, Bailly, Lingard, Ighalo, McTominay, Mata - OUT
  • De Gea, Martial, Maguire, Williams, James, Wan-Bissakka, Matic - IN


Manchester City, too, has made six changes from it FA Cup win against Sheffield United.

  • Bravo, Stones, Mahrez, Silva, Jesus, Mendy - OUT
  • Ederson, Fernandinho, Sterling, Foden, Zinchenko, Gundogan - IN
  • No Kevin De Bruyne for the visiting side tonight.



Manchester United:

Current position in table: 7th

Form guide (last 5 matches): Draw, Win, Win, Draw, Loss

Manchester City:

Current position in table: 2nd

Form guide (last 5 matches): Win, Win, Loss, Win, Draw



At Old Trafford, Manchester United badly needs a third derby win against Manchester City this season as it battles to qualify for the Champions League. Fifth-placed United is three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, which hosts Everton on Sunday.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team stumbled when a blunder from keeper David De Gea forced it to settle for a draw at Everton last weekend.

City, in contrast, is on a high after beating  Real Madrid  in the Champions League last 16 first leg, then retaining the League Cup against Aston Villa on Sunday and advancing to the FA Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. United has defeated City twice already, but was beaten by it at Old Trafford in the League Cup semifinals.


Manchester United   boasts a pair of Manchester derby victories this season on enemy turf at the Etihad Stadium – triumphing 2-1 in the Premier League in December before a 1-0 win was not quite enough to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final.

At Old Trafford, though, the recent Premier League history of the fixture has served up a far more unpalatable reality for the Red Devils.

A 2-1 win in 2008 was City's first success at its great rival's ground for 34 years, but a trio of United wins followed, culminating in Wayne Rooney's unforgettable overhead kick to claim three points on the way to the 2010-11 Premier League title.

Since then it has been a very different story and here we look back at the woeful run of form Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team will hope to overturn in Sunday's league clash.


The game that emphatically announced a power shift in Manchester was on the cards. Mario Balotelli came, saw, conquered and had the "Why Always Me" T-shirt to prove it with goals either side of forcing Jonny Evans into a red card. Sergio Aguero capped a scintillating team move to make it 3-0 before Darren Fletcher's excellent finish persuaded Alex Ferguson's depleted side to chase the game in foolhardy fashion.

David Silva slotted in to split a brace from substitute Edin Dzeko and a derby demolition was complete. The margin of victory continued to resonate at the end of the campaign as City pipped United to the title on goal difference.


Ferguson's side responded to that disappointment with a dominant campaign to earn its boss one more Premier League crown. The destination of the title was already a formality before City arrived for the derby, in which Aguero came off the bench to ram a brilliant solo strike into the roof of the net and settle the match. A Vincent Kompany own goal had briefly cancelled out James Milner's deflected second-half opener.


A result that arguably marked the nadir of David Moyes' ill-fated stint as Ferguson's successor. Nine days on from Liverpool easing to a comprehensive 3-0 win at Old Trafford, City followed suit. There was little doubt over the outcome after Dzeko struck in the first minute. The Bosnian star also volleyed in a 56th-minute corner before Yaya Toure contributed to a personal 20-goal tally that proved pivotal to securing the title for Manuel Pellegrini's City.


When Aguero tapped in from Silva's pass inside the first 10 minutes, another City procession looked on the cards. But United roared back in ferocious fashion. Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini ensured Louis van Gaal's team were ahead at the break before Juan Mata scampered through a scattered defence to get in on the act and Chris Smalling powered in number four. Aguero's 100th goal in City colours late on was scant consolation.


Pep Guardiola  and Jose Mourinho stepped into the breach to elevate the Manchester rivalry once more and City threatened to run away with the reunion of the old Clasico foes. Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho established a first-half advantage, but an error by City debutant Claudio Bravo saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic reduce the arrears – paving the way for a tense and combative second half.


Having competed at a distance from champion Chelsea in 2016-17, City and United were the frontrunners this time around. Set-piece frailties from the host saw the dominance of Guardiola's team in open play rewarded, with Silva and Nicolas Otamendi the beneficiaries. Marcus Rashford fleetingly had United level, but its rivals opened an 11-point lead at the summit and would go on to win the league with a record-breaking 100 points.


City was being pushed all the way to glory by Liverpool last season and tension in the ranks was clear during a goalless first half. Bernardo Silva found the breakthrough and substitute Leroy Sane blasted through David de Gea's near-post efforts to ensure Solskjaer's first outing as a coach in the fixture ended in defeat.



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