A fascinating Manchester derby kicks off this lunchtime at Old Trafford that could have major implications both in the Premier League title race and the battle for the top four.
In the red corner, United are on a superb eight-game winning streak which has boosted their cup chances and given them a big chance of qualifying for the Champions League. Erik ten Hag may not care too much, but Red Devils fans will be aware that a win today will take them just one point behind their boisterous neighbours.
In the blue corner, a midweek defeat at Southampton was shrugged off by Pep Guardiola, who recalled his star players from the start today. But with Arsenal five points clear at the top of the table, a victory in the derby could prove essential. Follow Man United vs Manchester City live via the Standard Sport match blog!
90 minutes: Five minutes of additional time!
87 minutes: Fred booked for foul on Grealish.
There is still time for City…
86 minutes: Haaland in the box falls as he shoots – they want a penalty but he’s just been pushed out.
A cross from Cancelo is then directed by the Norwegian!
85 minutes: That noise you can hear is the red half of North London going wild…
GGGOOOOOOALLLL!!! Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City
83 minutes: WHAT A RETURN! RASHFORD WITH IT!
Garnacho picks it up on the left and there are acres of space as a first cross is blocked before a second is hidden by Rashford!
82 minutes: Casemiro nods at Walker’s ball, City stunned by the goal.
He came out of nowhere…
GGGOOOAAALL!!! Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City
79 minutes: GIVEN!
Stuart Attwell speaks to his linesman and it is decided Rashford did NOT interfere with the play and that counts!
78 minutes: Wan-Bissaka does well again and Casemiro’s ball for Rashford is dropped by the offside striker…
Fernandes appears to score though! The flag is up and he’s furious!
75 minutes: Fernandes groaned over the referee after Shaw knocked out De Bruyne.
Then it’s Grealish’s turn after losing a decision for a throw-in with Wan-Bissaka. All a bit messy now.
73 minutes: United really lack spark, did Rashford really get over that injury concern earlier? It really feels like a turning point in the game.
There’s still time for a leveler, though…
Source : BBN WORLD NEWS