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Lukaku & Rashford Inspire Man Utd To Win Over City

Romelu Lukaku & Marcus Rashford Inspire Manchester United To Derby Win Over Manchester City

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 21, 2017 07:37 AM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 in their 2017 International Champions Cup friendly on Friday morning, thanks to goals from forwards Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

Click through the mini-gallery to see some pictures from the clash!

The opening minutes of the clash in Texas saw United trouble City's defence, although it was Guardiola's side that had the first effort on goal after eight minutes.

New Citizens signing Kyle Walker combined well with forward Sergio Aguero, who set up Raheem Sterling, forcing David de Gea to make the first save of the match.

The next 20 minutes saw both sides knock the ball around in midfield until Sterling again found himself with an opportunity to put his side ahead after 30 minutes, but was unable to convert his chance from a rebound.

With both sides threatening going forward, the deadlock was finally broken eight minutes before half-time, and it was United who went in front.

A long ball from Paul Pogba deep in midfield picked out the run of Belgian striker Lukaku, whose pace saw him round City's goalkeeper Ederson before he found the back of net from a tight angle with his left foot.

Much to the delight of United fans at the stadium, the Red Devils added their second goal just two minutes later. Henrikh Mkhitaryan ran at City’s defence down the middle of the pitch before picking out Rashford with the outside of his boot.

The England international did well to set himself up with his first touch before calmly finding the bottom corner of the goal to put United 2-0 ahead.

Half-time saw both teams make changes to their line-ups, with the likes of Leroy Sane, Brahim Diaz, Samir Nasri and John Stones entering the fray for City, while Jose Mourinho introduced the likes of Eric Bailly, Sergio Romero and Phil Jones.

City enjoyed most of the possession in the latter stages of the second half, but Pep Guardiola's men were unable to bulge the net of United's goal. The match finished 2-0 to Mourinho’s side, although both managers will have been pleased with the pre-season fixture. 


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thobz09 Joined: 04 Apr 2014
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thobz09 Jul 21, 2017 04:26 PM
@Maj I've been saying that about 3 years ago, Aguero is a cow but people don't get that, they're counting goals. Aguero, Balotelli, Giroud n higuane... All cows
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Conquest Jul 21, 2017 12:05 PM
Pre-season game guys, please just relax and it was a first game 4 City n 4th for Man u
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Coach T Jul 21, 2017 11:30 AM
I'm starting to doubt pep at man city. But I'd say he is not a coach to work with well established players but he can come up with great unknown players, he doesn't seem to understand that
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Man Theo Jul 21, 2017 10:22 AM
The overrated Pep
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Mpho Poster Jul 21, 2017 10:06 AM
Pogba asisted Lukaku's goal. Man U for EPL nxt season. Rashford n Lukaku
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MambizaSA Jul 21, 2017 10:00 AM
I wish Aguero can move to a better team. His career is fading at Man City day by day. Pep's style of play doesn't suit him at all.
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Skartel #K4L #KCFC Jul 21, 2017 09:44 AM
welldone gents. GGMU
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 21, 2017 09:32 AM
Halala Lukaku
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Maj Jul 21, 2017 09:17 AM
Aguero is a cow mxm
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Vongani! Jul 21, 2017 09:13 AM
You never know,, he can be a flop
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MALOSE Jul 21, 2017 08:41 AM
Some said Lukaku is going to fail ...
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m3nga's Jul 21, 2017 08:38 AM
lukaku and rooney will prove their points this season..
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Triggermental Jul 21, 2017 08:35 AM
Lukaku is gonna be the top goal score, he's a deadly striker I can't wait to see bpl #go United go
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mkhok Jul 21, 2017 08:23 AM
nasri is back
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THE Dreamer Jul 21, 2017 08:23 AM
watch out Manchester United knock knock league title
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 21, 2017 08:22 AM
Man united maybe cld be a best season for them and Lukaku wll be their best goal score on this season if Zlatan is leaving
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tyellow Jul 21, 2017 07:59 AM
Romelu Lukaku the best singing for 2017/2018 season ... just watch the space .. he is a wow player
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Nqozay Jul 21, 2017 07:53 AM
Man City will struggle with so many new signings. Even AC Milan wont win anything with so many new signings. Pep will have a rough season ahead.

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