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Man Utd vanquish Man City to end their winning run

Sun 07 March 2021 | 20:24

Manchester City’s 21 winning streak was ended when they were defeated by Manchester United on Sunday.

Manchester City

suffered a 2-0 loss in the derby clash against

Manchester United

in the

Premier League

on Sunday which has put an end to their run of 21 consecutive victories and smashed their dream of breaking the longest winning streak record in football history.

The City had prepared to face United, being undefeated in their last 28 matches and having beaten their last 21 opponents.

Manchester United midfielder

Bruno Fernandes

scored a penalty early doors and helped his side take the lead in the first half of the clash.

Luke Shaw

went on to further secure his side’s lead with a goal in the 50th minute and vanquished City for the first time since November.

The defeat has seen United closer to City who sit 11 points clear on top of the table and reignited the title race.

The City boss

Pep Guardiola

told

Sky Sports

: “

It was a fantastic game. United make incredibly high pressing and they are so fast on the counter. We played good. Unfortunately, we couldn’t be clinical up front so we congratulate United.

“We will be the news because we lost. But the news is 21 victories in a row. There are still 30 points to play and we have to start to win again.

“That’s football. Sometimes it happens. We played much better than the game against West Ham which we won.

“It’s always the same. We win a game and then move onto the next one. It’s the same here. We lose this so we go to the next one. It’s a lesson. Even at 0-2 we played really well.”

United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

said: “

When you come away with a 2-0 win and another clean sheet and a performance like this then you are delighted.”

He added:

“Every game is different. We went back to be a little bit what we wanted to be and that’s being direct. That was the Anthony Martial of old. Until two hours before warm-up I wasn’t sure if he’d play. Today he rediscovered himself. He was really strong on the ball and very positive.

“We had to defend well. No team in the world of football has a chance against Manchester City without being collective.

“Dean Henderson is getting more mature. I’m very happy with him.”


source: SportMob
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