Manchester Derby (LIVE UPDATES): Ighalo Set For Crunch Test Against City

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Manchester United FC

Another instalment of the Manchester Derby will hold this evening at Old Trafford as fierce local rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City, will square up in the Premier League Super Sunday tie.

Sunday’s fixture at the Theater of Dreams will be the fourth time in the space of three months these two sides are meeting.

In the derby, United currently boast the bragging rights for the season with two wins to one, but they sit 15 points behind their city rivals in the Premier League table.

While City looked destined for the second spot behind Liverpool, United know anything other than a victory could harm their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

All eyes will be on United’s newbies, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo, as Ole Gunnar Solksjaeer’s side look to extend their present eight-match unbeaten run and also complete a rear league double over their neighbours.

The reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium saw Rashford and Martial earn United a 2-1 victory in December, with Nicolas Otamendi pulling a goal back for Man City.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates.

Kickoff is 5.30 p.m.


Kick off at old Trafford


Throw in for United


Good chance but Martial promptly dispossessed of the ball


Fairly balanced game and City win another corner kick


Martial gets a knock to his head but he is


Wambassaka with a block as City continue to find a way to unlock United’s defence


City dominating the ball possession with 68% compared to United’s 32%


Mike Dean the referee in charge today is officiating his sixth Manchester Derby


Free kick for United.. And they take a quick one


Chance for Martial but the shot hits Otamendi


Otamendi brings down James and United get a free kick near the City box


Bruno Fernandes hits it straight to the wall


Another poor finish by Martial as he shoots straight into the hands of Ederson


Drop ball


Fernandinho gets the first yellow card of the game


Goal…. Martial gets it in


Thirty minutes gone.. Man United 1-0 Man City


Rodrigo gets a Yellow card also


Nice move by Wambassaka but final ball faulty


United with the first corner kick


Ederson rushes to deny Martial a chance for another goal


United dominant upfront with seven attempts compared to City’s one


Fred is booked by referee for diving


Two minutes added time


Half Time.. Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City


Second half already underway at Old Trafford


Aguero gets the ball into the net and it’s being checked on VAR


Ederson makes a crucial clearance after a slip off a back pass


Martial gets injured in the process


A drop ball and play resumes


Good defensive work by City


Raheem Sterling pass goes behind Aguero and United regain the ball possession


Foden with a rising shot but De Gea rises up to the occasion with a finger tip save


Aguero pulled off for Gabriel Jesus


City stil trailing 1-0 as United stay on course for a double on their rivals


Expert block by Luke Shaw


Corner kick for City


City pressing hard for the equaliser


The rains pouring down at Old Trafford


United Coach has replaced e Bruno Fernandes with Odion Ighalo.


Five minutes added time


Matic on the turf as United seem to be buying time


Goal.. Tommiway seals Victory


Ederson with a mistake and United are home and dry


Full Time.. Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City




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