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Manchester City vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – December 7, 2019 – ESPN India, Espn.in


Manchester United emerged 2-1 winners against rivals Manchester City on Saturday asMarcus RashfordandAnthony Martial‘s goals helped their team close the gap to fourth place in the Premier League to five points.

Rashford opened the scoring with a penalty on minutes after VAR ruled a handball byBernardo Silva. The goal meant Rashford equalled his season-best tally of 84 in all competitions.

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Just six minutes later Martial doubled United’s lead by drilling a low shot pastEderson.

A (th minute header by) **************** Nicolas OtamendioffRiyad Mahrez‘s corner helped pull one back for City, but the furious rally at the Etihad ultimately came short.

The result made it back-to-back wins for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, following Wednesday’s2-1 victory against Tottenham.

The heated rivalry saw plenty of hard fouls and tense moments, most notably when United midfielderwas hit with an object from the stands on a corner kick attempt in the second half.

Manchester City stay third in the league with the loss, and Leicester City have the chance to go six points clear of the champions in second if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday.

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