Manchester City thrash Manchester United 3-1 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup Semi-final

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Football League Cup 2020 Manchester City vs Manchester United Highlights – Manchester United made a mockery of themselves at home where they were outmaneuvered by their rivals – Manchester City. City beat them with a staggering scoreline of 1-3 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. What was even embarrassing for the Red Devils was that they had no answers to the stunning display of football by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City during the entire first half. They conceded 3 goals in the first 45 minutes of the game for the first time since the beginning of this century at Old Trafford.

football league cup 2020 manchester city vs manchester united highlights

Football League Cup 2020 Manchester City vs Manchester United Highlights – The out of the box thinking from Guardiola almost ensured him a spot in the finals for the Sky Blues. Like a chess grandmaster, Pep Guardiola was continuously circulating his players by standing at the edge of the football field. His prudence ensured City’s dominant display of football which absolutely overshadowed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players’ performance on the field. The Catalan gave a fitting reply to his critics after his decision to play Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne in a 4-4-2 formation. Leaving out center-forwards, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on the bench turned out to be fruitful.

Football League Cup 2020 Manchester City vs Manchester United Highlights

Bernardo Silva initiated the scoring for City with an impossible strike at the 17th minute. The ball curled past goalkeeper David De Gea from 20 yards. Silva then assisted Riyad Mahrez who doubled the advantage over to the home side. The Algerian captain capitalized on the through ball from Bernardo Silva and tapped it into an unguarded net on the 33rd minute.

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Silva after the match recalled that the team was hoping to add four or five goals by halftime. Such was the confidence of the Portuguese midfielder who appeared rather content with his team’s overall performance.

Football League Cup 2020 Manchester City vs Manchester United Highlights – The final goal for the visitors came with an own goal from the hosts. Kevin De Bruyne shot the ball towards De Gea on the 38th minute. Unfortunately, for the home side, the ball mirrored off the goalkeeper and was redirected by Andreas Pereira into the net.

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Ole introduced Nemanja Matic which provided a certain strength to the hosts. Marcus Rashford’s 70th-minute goal helped save the face of his team to some extent. Owing to an assist from Mason Greenwood, the English striker calmly put the ball in the net past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Football League Cup 2020 Manchester City vs Manchester United Highlights – The final scoreline depicts the immense gap in the performances of both the team players and their respective managers. With the seat in the Wembley finals on the stake, the hosts really need to work hard in order to bridge the gap when they visit the Etihad on Jan 29.

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