Reporter Cho Yong-woon = Manchester United became the winner of the Manchester derby.
Manchester United won 2-1 by tying the goals of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in the 20th round of the 2022/2023 English Premier League (EPL) held at Old Trafford, their home stadium, on the 14th (Korean time).
Manchester United, who had won 9 consecutive victories in the official game with the victory that day, also cruised to 3rd place in the league with 12 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses (38 points).
Man Utd’s preparation was good. Manchester United tried to suppress Man City’s strengths by bringing out an unusual starting lineup. The method of pressing hard by attaching Fred to Kevin De Bruyne worked well in the first half.
Man United showed a good flow, but eventually Man City pierced. At the beginning of the second half, Jack Grealish gave up the first goal to Man City, who strengthened their attack. The atmosphere of the game also rapidly leaned toward Manchester City, and Manchester United’s propaganda seemed to end in the first half.
Man United flashed with 10 minutes left in the last minute. In the 33rd minute of the second half, in a counterattack situation, Fernandez equalized with an accurate shot. Prior to Fernandez’s shot, Rashford’s position was offside, but the referee judged that he was not involved with the ball. Man City players protested. Even if Rashford didn’t touch the ball, he couldn’t accept the scoring recognition because the lines overlapped.
In the meantime, Man United succeeded in reversing. Four minutes later, Rashford pushed Alejandro Garnacho’s grounder cross to put an end to the 2-1 come-from-behind drama. Man United cheered for their 9th consecutive win in the official match, but Man City did not accept the decision. 스포츠토토
It was a victory in which United prepared thoroughly, but it was overshadowed by a controversial equalizer. Britain’s ‘BBC’ said, “The referee judged that Rashford had no effect. It was a controversial goal,” and “All we will talk about today is Manchester United’s equalizer and why it was recognized.”