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Battle of Trafford: McTominay stunner finishes Man City

Manchester United soaked up intense Manchester City pressure in the second half before finishing their derby rivals off to claim a stunning 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay

United were slow to get out of the blocks early on as City dominated possession and spent a lot of it in their bitter rivals’ half.

However, the Red Devils went ahead largely against the run of play when Bruno Fernandes’ clever chipped free-kick found Anthony Martial, who volleyed it past Ederson, who should have done more to save it.

Early in the second half, Sergio Aguero ran through and finished past David de Gea after the offside flag had gone up and the original decision stood after a VAR referral.

City continued to press but couldn’t find a clear-cut chance – instead, United should have had a better chance to make it two.

Daniel James propelled the hosts into a swift counter-attack but he opted to try to beat Ederson at his near post instead of cutting the ball back for Bruno Fernandes, who was in acres of space inside the area.

Raheem Sterling then had a glorious chance to level, but his contact from a low, drilled cross was skewed.

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Further pressure followed from Pep Guardiola’s visitors but United did finished the contest off when Scott McTominay pounced on Ederson’s poor throw and hit the ball first time into the empty net.

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