Five Talking Points: Manchester United vs Manchester City: Gael Clichy’s defending for the first two goals, Komany’s Yellow Card, should it have been red?.
Posted by:Junaid EffendiPosted date: Sunday, April 12, 2015/comment : 3
is what a derby should be like, end to end action, flying tackles, goals and
more goals. It was a treat day for the supporters and the rest of the
football fans glued to their television sets to witness a top class derby
match. In the recent past, Manchester United have been outplayed,
outclassed and humiliated in every aspect of the game, the Manchester City however have been emphatic, always had that cutting edge at every
Manchester derby in the recent past few meetings.
today the red side of Manchester showed their rivals, that the city of
Manchester is painted in only one color and that is “Red”. It’s been quite some
time for United fans to see their side get a victory over their bitter rivals.
It’s taken them 122 weeks to get a derby victory. With Louis Van Gaal finding some
rhythm to this Man Utd lineup and City in the recent weeks having a bad run and
Manuel Pellegrini coming under fire for his team’s performance off late, this
game just added on to City’s misery. Completely being outplayed and outclassed
in every aspect.
Thumping victory by United sees them four points clear from Manchester City and
a point behind second place Arsenal. The Manchester derby did not fail to
disappoint from kick off till the final whistle.
Let’s take a look at the top
five Major talking points of this Manchester derby.
Gael Clichy’s defending for the first
like the entire City defence did not have a pleasant day and his
lackluster performance didn’t do any good to his side. He was unfortunate for
the first goal, the ball bouncing off him and falling kindly to Ashley young to
tap in. But for the second goal he should have closed up to the Belgian giant Marouane Fellaini and put some pressure, but instead he was overpowered and gave Joe Hart no
chance to save the goal.
Vincent Komany’s Yellow Card, should it have
the latter stages of the first half Vincent Kompany lunged at Daley Blind of
United with a two footed challenge catching the left-back in his shin. In the
replay, the challenge looked dangerous, and the City skipper was lucky to be
just given a warning.
Komany’s substitution at half time
for Eliaquim Mangala
just returning back from an injury did not look composed at all, and with
skipper making a rash challenge and lucky not to be sent off, it was unexpected
to see him get subbed at half time. Unsure as to if he picked up a knock or the
magnitude of this fixture was getting to him, generally, he always performs well
at the derby. Mangala also did not help Manchester City’s cause at all,
was at fault for the fourth goal playing Chris Smalling onside which left the Man Utd defender unmarked to score an easy header.
Juan Mata’s third goal was it
United leading and looking to see of the game a brilliant pass from Fellaini to Wayne Rooney which split the Manchester City defence leaving Mata open space to make
a run, but when Rooney passed the ball to Mata to get his goal as replay
suggested he was slightly offside, nevertheless a cool and composed finished
from the United midfielder to slot the ball in between Hart’s legs.
Ashley Young’s Performance
With United conceding early, it looked like Manchester City would take the game to United but a sublime performance from the United wing back today. Was the catalyst United needed to put on a commanding performance. Scoring the first goal and setting up a goal for Fellaini and Smalling. A man of the match performance from the United wing back.