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Marcus Rashford

Man­chester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Eti­had Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 7, 2019. Ole Solskjaer´s Man­chester Uni­ted gain­ed an im­port­ant and con­fid­ence-boost­ing 2-1 tri­umph ag­ainst de­fend­ing Pre­mier Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Man­chester City in front of a crowd of 54,000 spec­tat­ors at East­lands thro­ugh fir­st ha­lf goals by in­ter­na­tion­al stri­kers Mar­cus Rash­ford and An­thony Martial. 

Paul Po­gba re­mained side­lined for Man­chester Uni­ted, but fel­low coun­try­man An­thony Mar­tial was back from in­jury. Mar­cus Rash­ford han­ded Man­chester Uni­ted the lead in the twenty-third min­ute of the en­counter when the at­tack­er con­ver­ted from the pen­alty spot af­ter he had be­en knock­ed over in the area by Man­chester City and Por­tugal de­fender Bern­ardo Silva. And a mere six min­utes la­ter Mar­tial ad­ded a sec­ond goal for The Man­chester Reds as he ham­mered a well-pla­ced low shot from in­side the area in­to the bot­tom right-hand cor­ner of the net to give the vis­it­ing te­am a two-nil ad­vant­age at the in­ter­val. Nic­olas Ot­a­mendi, who had re­placed John Stones a min­ute be­fore the hour ma­rk, ma­naged to re­duce the ar­rears for The Sky Blues wi­th some five min­utes left of the der­by ga­me, but the vis­it­ors held firm to grab all three points. Af­ter de­feat­ing Man­chester City by a 2-1 score at Eti­had Sta­dium, Man­chester Uni­ted had now won on three of their last five vis­its to the East­lands in the Pre­miership. Man­chester City Te­am: Eder­son, An­gelino, John Stones, Kyle Walk­er, Fernand­inho, Bern­ardo Silva, Da­vid Silva, Rodri, Kev­in De Bruyne, Ra­heem Ster­ling, Gab­riel Je­sus. Sub­stitutes: Joao Can­celo, Ben­jamin Mendy, Nic­olas Ot­a­mendi, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gun­dogan, Riy­ad Mahrez, Clau­dio Bravo. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Vic­tor Lin­delof, Lu­ke Shaw, Harry Ma­guire, Aar­on Wan-Bis­saka, Fred, Dan­iel Ja­mes, Jesse Lin­gard, Mar­cus Rash­ford, An­thony Mar­tial, Scott Mc­Tom­inay. Sub­stitutes: Ax­el Tu­an­zebe, Brandon Wil­li­ams, Ma­ta, Ash­ley Young, An­dreas Pe­reira, Ma­son Green­wood, Ser­gio Romero.

 

Anthony Martial Quickfacts

Af­ter find­ing the net on his de­but in a three-one Pre­mier Lea­gue vic­tory ag­ainst rivals Liver­pool at Old Traf­ford on the twelfth of Septem­ber 2015, Ant­ony Mar­tial went on to score sev­en­teen goals in forty-nine ap­pear­ances in all com­pet­i­tions for Man­chester Uni­ted dur­ing his in­aug­ur­al year at the club.

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