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After a dramatic Haaland miss – Manchester City wins the derby

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First miserably, then as precisely as normal: Erling Haaland

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England's soccer champions Manchester City flip the sport in opposition to native rivals Manchester United and keep on Liverpool FC's heels. Ex-Dortmund star Erling Haaland causes a curiosity.

TDespite an odd miss by Erling Haaland, Manchester City received the derby in opposition to Manchester United and stays the primary pursuer of Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool FC within the English Premier League. Pep Guardiola's staff received in opposition to the Red Devils 3-1 (0-1) on Sunday night and can journey to Liverpool subsequent Sunday for the highest sport, one level behind.

England's nationwide soccer participant Phil Foden (56th minute/eightieth) and striker Haaland (ninetieth + 1) scored twice for the Cityzens. The Norwegian had a misfire shortly earlier than the break when he shot over the empty objective from two meters and missed the equalizer.

Rashford scores value seeing

In the 192nd derby, Manchester City pushed their metropolis rivals into their very own half from the primary minute. With the primary assault, Man United shocked Guardiola's staff. Bruno Fernandes handed on Marcus Rashford: The English worldwide striker's good shot from over 20 meters went off the underside fringe of the crossbar into the online within the eighth minute to make it 0-1.

The hosts responded with much more possession and much more strain. But United goalkeeper André Onana saved brilliantly in opposition to Foden (14th/nineteenth) and Rodri (thirty third). The visitors had been beforehand harmful on counterattacks. However, Rashford stumbled in two promising conditions (seventeenth/twenty third).

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Shortly earlier than the break, Haaland managed to shoot the ball over the empty objective from shut vary after a go from Foden (forty fifth). So after the primary half, regardless of 17:2 pictures on objective and 71 % possession of the ball, the rating remained surprisingly 0:1.

03.03.2024, Großbritannien, Manchester: Manchester City's Phil Foden celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Sunday March 3, 2024. Foto: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/dpa

Man of the night: Phil Foden

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After the break, the excellent Foden redeemed the Guardiola staff: with a robust shot from virtually 20 meters, he ensured the well-deserved 1-1 equalizer. City rapidly tried to step up, however their metropolis rivals retreated even additional. In the tip it was Folden as soon as once more who scored to make it 2-1 after a one-two with Julian Alvarez. Haaland made the choice together with his 18th objective of the season – and was nonetheless in a position to rejoice.