Manchester is blue after Manchester City romped to a 3-nil win at Old Trafford over Manchester United. A brace from Erling Haaland and a goal from Phil Foden was enough for Pep Guardiola’s side to take home the three points.
FULL-TIME | Derby day victory!
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 29, 2023
Before the game kicked off there was a touching tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton. It was well observed by both sets of supporters.
The game kicked off with Manchester United looking to get at the treble winners. United started well but slowly City grew into the contest. The best chance early fell to the European champions. A Phil Foden header was saved by Andre Onana and Erling Haaland just couldn’t get his foot on the rebound.
United’s main threat was on the counter as that looked to get at City on the break.
The first goal of the game came from the penalty spot in the 26th minute. Rodri was hauled down by Rasmus Hojlund off a City free kick. After consultation with VAR, the penalty was awarded. Up stepped Erling Haaland to give City the lead.
The only surprise was it wasn’t a bigger lead at halftime. A quality Ederson save from Scott McTominay preserved City’s 1-nil lead at the break.
The second half would be a City procession. United started well with Ederson forced into a save from a Bruno Fernandes strike. Minutes later City would put the game to bed.
A flowing City move left Bernardo Silva in space to cross for Erling Haaland to head home in the 49th minute. It ended the game as a contest. City dominated the second half and a 80th-minute Phil Foden goal set up by Erling Haaland meant Manchester is blue.