Defeating Man Utd 2-0, coach Pep Guardiola’s army excellently won a ticket to play in the final of the British League Cup 2020-2021 with Tottenham.
Both MU and Man City entered the game relatively comfortably, while The Citizens chose to control the ball, the Red Devils remained loyal to their defensive counter-attacking style.
The first half was very attractive with “tit for tat” phases, but the goal could not come even though the ball was put into the net of the goalkeeper on both teams by an offside error.
Entering the second half, after negligent defensive situations, the MU host had to pay the price of 2 goals. 50 minutes, Man City enjoy a free kick from the left wing. Foden crossed the ball dangerously to help John Stones easily open the score, in the situation of Maguire and Luke Shaw’s bad.
Also from a fixed situation in the 82nd minute, the ball reached Fernandinho’s foot right next to the penalty area, the Brazilian midfielder then launched a dangerous kick to beat goalkeeper Henderson, fixing the match.
This match Man City played very well. New moves have appeared in Pep Guardiola’s tactical scheme. No Jesus or Aguero, the Spaniard reused the “virtual number 9” tactic, which he had done before in Barcelona and succeeded. Gundogan or Foden, even De Bruyne, took over the role of strikers. Man City deserves to be the winning team to join Tottenham in creating the long-awaited final pair that will take place on April 25.
With Manchester United, they are very “hungry” for this title than anyone else under the reign of Solskjaer. More than 2 years have passed with many ups and downs, Solsa has never been finalized and again that failed.
MU: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford.
Man City: Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.