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Pogba Brace Stops Man City's Title Celebrations In Five-Goal Thriller

English Premier League Report: Manchester City v Manchester United 07 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 07, 2018 08:22 PM

English Premier League 

Result: Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United

Date: 07 April 2018

Venue: Etihad

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Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations were put on hold as a brace from Paul Pogba helped Manchester United come from behind to claim a 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola decided to leave the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on the bench.

As expected, City dominated the possession statistics in the early stages of the encounter and eventually broke the deadlock on 25 minutes when Vincent Kompany out-muscled Chris Smalling to power home a header past David de Gea.

Six minutes later, City doubled their lead as Ilkay Gundogan combined with Raheem Sterling before turning his marker to fire into the bottom corner.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, failed to get the ball off the hosts and struggled to create even one scoring chance in the first half.

However, United pulled a goal back seven minutes into the second half as Ander Herrera played in Pogba, who slotted past Ederson.

The scores were level a minute later as Pogba bagged his second by heading past Ederson after being picked out by Alexis Sanchez.

It got better for United as they took the lead on 69 minutes as an unmarked Smalling turned home Sanchez's free-kick in the six-yard box.

Pep Guardiola responded by introducing De Bruyne, Jesus and Aguero for the final 15 minutes of the half.

City pushed for an equaliser and they were nearly rewarded in the closing stages but De Gea was on hand to deny Aguero, while Sterling struck the upright with a deflected attempt.

In the end, Mourinho's men managed to see off the late surge from City to secure three points at their cross-town rivals.


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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Apr 10, 2018 06:37 AM
Its was a tough game between thi due bt well played Man U
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Chicharito07 Apr 08, 2018 10:21 PM
Well done Man Utd
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Nastradumas Apr 08, 2018 01:07 PM
I was impressed by Man utd come back but not so impressed by the performance of the referee though
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Mandie07 Apr 08, 2018 12:38 PM
@Baw'u Rhadi well said my brul
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@gunners Apr 08, 2018 12:32 PM
Ref Utd mxm
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 08, 2018 11:02 AM
Manchester will always be red
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RayzaKhosistency Apr 08, 2018 10:16 AM
Celebration?not at our expense.you'll have to put that pagne on the ice for now.always a pleasure silencing our noisy neighbors any time no matter the circumstances.#Glory
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cosso Apr 08, 2018 09:28 AM
My city
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 08, 2018 08:57 AM
weldone Man U. congratulations to Pep and City for winning the league in style. usually EPL is always a tight
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 08, 2018 08:55 AM
@spanish laligabbva if so he was gonna play a B team. those guys are always there serious about about Games not like here at home. check the results of even Juventus who have a mountain of to climb they won away. its only the likes of Liverpool who struggled
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Baw'u Rhadi Apr 08, 2018 08:51 AM
What a game!!! Hope Chiefs n Pirates were watching n saw how the derby are played
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The yellow machine Apr 08, 2018 08:38 AM
Paul Pogba had been a missing link
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Faysal Apr 08, 2018 08:37 AM
City The champns
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Boris Becker Apr 08, 2018 08:19 AM
As a United supporter I'm happy with a victory but honestly guys City should have wrapped up the game in the first half. They were all over us as usual but cows like Sterling were simply useless. De Gea's save of Aguero head was just outstanding. Congratulations to United but I'm still not convinced if Mourinho is the guy to take us to GGMU days again. Peace!
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DopeZN Apr 08, 2018 07:43 AM
Great Manchester derby since 2012. Mou showed his superiority to Pep, Pogba proved his price tag
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Apr 08, 2018 06:46 AM
@Piratesfan well said sir, nothing more
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Apr 08, 2018 06:44 AM
I always said Matic, Pagba and Herrera if they are played together in a 4-3-3 system Man U would not be so far back of Man City. But Mo6always prefer this funny system of 4-2-3-1 and it is boring
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spanish laligabbva Apr 08, 2018 04:59 AM
PEP's mind was on UEFA Tuesday against the Redz ant of anfield thatz why? He de-bryune aguero stat on the bench
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spanish laligabbva Apr 08, 2018 04:49 AM
I did predict it that Man Utd will delay tittle celebration

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