In a delicious voetbalgevecht has Manchester United of the championship to Manchester City postponed. The Citizens verspeelden a 2-0 lead against the eternal rival and lost eventually with 2-3.
Paul Pogba blasts the ball into the City goal
City was located in the own Etihad Stadium, restore the hard tap that on weekdays had been in the Champions League. The first semi-final against Liverpool went up 3-0 lost, so off in the miljoenenbal threatens. Next week, the team of Guardiola on their own field is still a chance for a resurrection to come.
City quickly 2-0
With the eye on that important match of Tuesday dared the Spanish manager in the championship swim meet (!) a few significant forces to spare. So started including Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus on the bank. Players like Fabian Delph, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan were at the kick-off will appear.
Even without the above-mentioned key players played City a strong first half. United was of the cabinet to the wall played and had to sit by and watch how the rival chance after chance. After a half hour adorned there is already a 2-0 standings on the scoreboard. Vincent Kompany opened the score off a corner kick from Leroy Sané, then Gundogan is the margin doubled by a beautiful road to run the ball past David de Gea to prick. Raheem Sterling failed yet for calmness to the third and fourth City-hit.
The team of Guardiola started well in the second half and got through Gundogan soon the lat. Nothing seemed to the title is still in the road for The Citizens, until Paul Pogba suddenly two times hit in a span of two minutes. First poked the Frenchman the ball close along Ederson for the aansluitingstreffer, before he was sixty seconds later touch headed home from a cross from Alexis Sanchez: 2-2.
Pogba took this revenge for the fuss is that prior to the stadsderby was created around his person. According to Guardiola would Mino Raiola, the agent of Pogba, the Frenchman last winter break offered in the City. Pogba reacted with astonishment at that statement. The second half was a tap for City, that at one time his lead was lost and the champagne back in the fridge, and threatened to convert.
It was even worse for the leader. Twenty minutes before time, explained to Sanchez the ball with a fine tackle free kick exactly on the foot of Chris Smalling, which is totally unsecured, the 2-3 within tapped. This was the comeback of United and the disillusionment with City complete. Guardiola decided to intervene and sent De Bruyne, Jesus and Agüero in the field. The latter was in the final stage, a giant kopkans, but De Gea had a phenomenal rescue in the house. Sterling hit the post. United held out and made for a huge disappointment in the stands.
City wait the next two weeks of clashes with Tottenham Hotspur (from) and Swansea City (home). Win the two duels, then grabs the still the title. The difference with number two, United is now thirteen points. But Tuesday is waiting for City first Liverpool in the Champions League.