Monster striker’ Erling Haaland (23) roared. Their team, Manchester City, defeated their rival, Manchester United, on enemy territory.
Manchester City won 3-0 in the away game against Manchester United in the 10th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on the 30th (Korean time). As a result, Man City recorded 8 wins and 2 losses (24 points) and continued competing for the lead. They are currently in 3rd place in the league, closely following league leader Tottenham (26 points) and 2nd place Arsenal (24 points).
The winner was Holland, the ‘scoring machine’. On this day, he played as a front-line striker and performed well with 2 goals and 1 assist. Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics media, gave Holland the highest rating of 8.7. Footmob, another statistical media, also recorded the highest rating of 9.2. Holland showed off his high-accuracy attack power by turning 4 out of 5 shots into effective shots.
On this day, Man City played an overwhelming game. Even though it was an away game, they dominated the team with a shooting score of 21 to 7 and had over 60% of the ball possession. Manchester City also took the lead in effective shots, 10 to 3.
According to WhoScored.com, most of Manchester City’s players recorded a rating of 7 or higher. Holland, Bernardo Silva (8.3 rating), and Rodri (8.2 rating) earned ratings of 8 points. Among Manchester City’s starting players, the player with the lowest rating was Joszko Gvardiol (6.9 rating), but his rating was higher than that of most Manchester United players.
Among Manchester United players, goalkeeper Andre Onana had the highest rating at 7.1. British soccer media outlet 90MIN explained, “He made seven good saves. He is the only player in Manchester United who can hold his head high.”
Manchester United, who lost the rivalry game, has 5 wins and 5 losses (15 points). It is ranked 8th in the league. Manchester United’s home fans booed harshly during the game due to the players’ lethargic play.
According to the British newspaper The Sun, even Manchester United legend Roy Keane criticized the move. Roy Keane, who is working as a soccer analyst, expressed regret over his team’s poor performance, saying, “Rather than being embarrassed by the Manchester United players, I feel pity for them. They were lacking in all aspects. They were behind in technique, tactics, and physicality as well.”
On this day, Manchester United legends Park Ji-sung and Patrice Evra attended the game, attracting attention. Park Ji-sung, technical director of Jeonbuk Hyundai, and French soccer legend Evra worked together at Manchester United during their days as players and played world-class performances.
Korean soccer legend Park Ji-sung spent his prime at Manchester United, a prestigious Premier League club. He played for Manchester United from 2005 to 2012, working with superstars including Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes. After moving to Queens Park Rangers (QPR), which was in the Premier League at the time, he became the first Korean player to serve as the official captain of an EPL club.
French flanker Evra played from 2006 to 2014. He also went through Juventus (Italy) and Marseille (France). The two met with Manchester United fans before the game and provided special fan service.
On the 28th, the two also visited Midtjylland (Denmark), where Korean striker Cho Kyu-sung plays. Before the game, a fan service was provided by providing free coffee to Danish fans. I also cheered for Jo Kyu-sung’s game. Thanks to this, Cho Gyu-seong played pole time and led the team to a 2-1 victory.
On this day, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola used a 4-2-3-1 formation. In addition to Haaland, Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, and Phil Foden supported the attack in the second line. Silva and Rodri coordinated the midfield. The back four were Gvardiol, John Stones, Rubin Dias, and Kyle Walker. The goal was guarded by Ederson.
Manager Eric Tenhag’s Manchester United also adopted the 4-2-3-1 tactic. Frontline striker Rasmus Høirun, as well as second-line striker Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, and Bruno Fernandes formed the attack line. The midfield was Sofien Amrabat and Christian Eriksen, and the back four was Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans, Harry Maguire, and Diogo Dalot. The goalkeeper was Oh Nana.
Manchester City’s first goal came in the 26th minute of the first half. Manchester City was awarded a penalty kick. In a set-piece situation, Manchester United striker Hoirun grabbed the opponent roughly, and the referee declared a foul after reviewing the video review (VAR). Holland took the penalty kick and calmly kicked it to the right.짱구카지노
Manchester United also took the opportunity to counterattack in extra time in the first half. However, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson stretched out his body to block McTominay’s powerful shot.
In the second half, Manchester United strengthened their attack by replacing Amrabat with Mason Mount. However, Manchester City took the lead. Four minutes into the second half, Manchester City scored an additional goal. This time it was Holland again. He hit Silva’s cross from the left side of the penalty box with an accurate header and hit the net. Holland showed a ceremony where he hit the ground with his knees.
Manchester United, cornered, continued to use attack cards. Alenjandro and Sergio Reguilon took the field. However, it was not easy to regain the initiative once lost to Manchester City. Rather, goalkeeper Onana made a super save and barely managed to block Holland’s hat trick.
In the end, the score gap widened further. Manchester City did not miss the gap in Manchester United’s defense, and Foden scored a key goal in the 35th minute of the second half. Holland caught the ball that goalkeeper Onana blocked. Haaland was not greedy and passed to Foden, who was in a better position, and Foden lightly pushed it in to finish.
Manchester United will face Newcastle, ranked 4th in the league, on the 2nd of next month. This is a formidable opponent. Manchester United’s slump could be prolonged. On the other hand, Manchester City will face Bournemouth, ranked 17th, on the 5th of next month. Challenge for 3 consecutive league wins.