Manchester United ended Manchester City’s 21-match winning streak in the Premier League after a 2-0 win at Ethiad Stadium on March 7.
United has gone 22 matches unbeaten away from home, according to ESPN. The only negative point for the team was that forward Marcus Rashford came off with an injury in the second half.
Thanks to an early penalty from midfielder Bruno Fernandes and a second-half strike from Luke Shaw, the team won with the result reducing City’s lead at the top of the table to 11 points over United with 10 games remaining.
“When you come away with a 2-0 win and another clean sheet and a performance like this then you are delighted,” Norwegian professional football manager of Premier League club Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to Sky Sports.” Every game is different. We went back to be a little bit what we wanted to be and that’s being direct.
United were awarded a penalty after 34 seconds when forward Gabriel Jesus brought down forward Anthony Martial inside the area and Fernandes converted the spot kick.
According to CNN, Fernandes stepped up to squeeze his penalty past City keeper Ederson, who have done better to keep it out after getting a strong hand behind the effort.
“The league is not a sprint because it was a sprint, we [would have lost] straight away in the beginning of the season because we lost two games,” Fernandes said to Sky Sports after the match. “It’s a marathon. There is a lot of games to go ahead now. We have to do our best and don’t think about others, think just about us and winning our games.”
After surviving the scare with one goal, City began to settle as the match fell into the expected pattern.
The second goal knocked out City as United began to dominate, according to CNN.
Midfielder Pep Guardiola congratulated the United for their victory after the match ended as “it was a fantastic game.”