Manchester City vs. Manchester United: OnScene updates from #ManchesterDivided
Manchester City were unable to claim the Premier League title with a win over rivals Manchester United, as Jose Mourinho's side stormed back from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 at the Etihad. ESPN is covering the derby like never before. Follow it all on social with the hashtag #ManchesterDivided.
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Finally, an important point about City's fitness level heading into next week's crucial second leg against Liverpool.
City's players looked shattered at the end of that game. Could pay for that on Tuesday. Should Pep have rested more big players? Surely Tuesday matters more than this game?— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) April 7, 2018
How will Man City bounce back?
The Man City perspective: that result won't help them prepare for the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg.
Well that didn't go as planned. Another crazy 15 minutes when City conceded three times and too many wasted chances. Not the sort of prequel to Tuesdday that was required.— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) April 7, 2018
It's all over! A stunning second half sees Man United beat City 3-2 at the Etihad to deny Pep Guardiola's title celebrations for another week.
United's day summed up by Pogba, Sanchez and Smalling. Nightmare first half, brilliant after half-time.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
It's worth remember who started United's comeback...
And yet it's 3-2 Man United! The man with the go-ahead goal: Chris Smalling.
Incredible scenes!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 7, 2018
Chris Smalling gives Manchester United the lead! 3-2! #MCIMUN
There's only one player who can turn the game back in Man City's favour now...
Remember: don't celebrate too early.
City fans had just started a chant of "stand up for the champions" before Pogba's first goal. Only the away end making noise at the moment.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
Stop the presses! Paul Pogba has scored twice in two minutes to level things at the Etihad for Man United!
Pogba 2-2. He and United were awful in the first half. City paying the price for missed chances.— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) April 7, 2018
Here's an interesting parallel: Kompany scored the title-winning goal against Man United in 2012... and he also beat Chris Smalling to the ball...
Some things never change... pic.twitter.com/1Ro1bCKdOj— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 7, 2018
It's half-time and Man City are beating Man United 2-0. That might be a good thing?
United are lucky it's not 5-0. And that's without the half-chances. They've been dreadful. At full strength against a City team without their best player, it's shameful.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
Back at the Man City pubs, they went wild for that opening goal. #ManchesterDivided
Man United need to shape up given that they're now down 2-0 at the Etihad.
Pogba loses the ball and barely jogs as City break forward. Explains why he has been dropped recently...— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) April 7, 2018
This could get embarrassing for United if they're not careful. All over the place at the moment.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
And it's 2-0! A slick turn-and-shot by Ilkay Gundogan has Man City's home supporters rocking with joy.
ANOTHER ONE FOR MAN CITY!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 7, 2018
İlkay Gündoğan with a brilliant turn and finish! 2-0! #MCIMUN
An interesting point about that opening goal...?
Almost the exact same goal Kompany scored against United on the way to winning the title in 2012. Corner from different side, but same end and Smalling the one marking.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
Man City have the lead thanks to their inspirational captain, Vincent Kompany. He couldn't be deterred in meeting a cross and powering a header beyond David de Gea.
GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY! Vincent Kompany with a powerful header!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 7, 2018
Man City 1-0 Man United #MCIMUN
You can't stop the party
It's nearly time
What a day it could be for City ...
Here's the champions elect
How we line-up in the 176th Manchester Derby! 🙌— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 7, 2018
City XI | Ederson, Danilo, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Silva, Sane, Sterling
Subs | Bravo, Walker, Agüero, Laporte, De Bruyne, Jesus, Yaya Touré
Presented by @HaysWorldwide #cityvutd #mancity pic.twitter.com/8QoJ2CMkWh
United team is in ...
United XI vs City: De Gea, Valencia, Young, Bailly, Smalling, Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
Rob is in position
Flags on seats at the Etihad. pic.twitter.com/LM0xAQW6rH— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 7, 2018
Take your pick ...
Manchester City stand on the brink of history
Manchester City can rewrite the record books. pic.twitter.com/aiSb58D4RV— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 7, 2018
Our man Jonny is in place already
Early start at the Etihad... pic.twitter.com/doCeUDauRc— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) April 7, 2018
It really is #ManchesterDivided ...
The calm before the storm
Mark Ogden is on his way ...
Insert your own jokes about Jose Mourinho parking the bus here ...
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