City crushes United in Manchester derby, braces for De Bruyne and Mahrez

The Manchester derby is sky blue!

City won 4-1 with braces from De Bruyne and Mahrez. Sancho had equalized but Guardiola’s side quickly got back up front and rolled on into the second half.


Double for Mahrez after a long video sequence. The Cityzens can celebrate this goal and the victory in the Manchester derby.

No double for Mahrez

The Algerian turns on De Gea and shakes the net, but the assistant referee had hoisted the flag a few centimeters for offside.

Gundogan misses his shot

Superb action without panic from City. Grealish crosses back, the ball reaches the far post for Gundogan, but the German is unable to adjust from the left.

City manages the end of the game perfectly

Guardiola’s side are able to move the ball calmly and United still have too many shortcomings in the pressing.


The Portuguese is happy with an attempt at acrobatic recovery. The photo is going to be beautiful, and so is De Gea’s stop.

Exit De Bruyne

To a standing ovation, of course. The Belgian scored a brace and provided an assist. He is replaced by Gundogan.

Will we see you on April 10?

Note this date: it is that of the match between Manchester City and Liverpool (6 points down, but one game less). It will necessarily be an event, and necessarily at RMC Sport.

De Gea with both fists

Mahrez had struck from a tight corner from the right on De Bruyne’s shift. He already has 2 goals and 1 assist tonight.


What a corner: De Bruyne pulls it towards the entrance to the surface and Mahrez volleys in applying. 3-1!

Still no shots from Manchester United in the second half

City have 66% possession and have struck 6 times since the restart.

Maguire has been warned

The pace of the match picks up a bit and Maguire inevitably struggles to keep up. Big late tackle on De Bruyne in midfield.

Zinchenko gets applause as he warms up

Nice gesture of support for the Ukrainian. City continue to hold down United and collect nice moves close to goal.

The beautiful statistics of De Bruyne

The Belgian has been involved in 88 goals in his 100 Premier League games with Chelsea and Manchester City (37 goals, 51 assists).

Wan Bissaka is still guilty

The side of the Red Devils is completely moved on a shoulder shot from Foden (not the strongest on the ground), who then crosses his shot too far.

De Bruyne’s strike has been blocked

What a mistake by Wan-Bissaka, who gets the ball back from Silva but returns it right away. The Portuguese crosses back for De Bruyne, who is quickly tight to close the corner.

De Bruyne has never scored a hat-trick in his career

A stat that hit the break and that will motivate him even more (well, we assume he was already aware, unlike us).

Here we go again !

No changes in the break.

It’s intermission in this Manchester derby!

A shock that keeps all its promises. City are up front thanks to a double by De Bruyne, but United have the answer and have already managed to come back via Sancho once. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

De Gea still needs to sleep well

We hadn’t seen much of Mahrez until then, but he can make all the difference in acceleration and attack by transplanting from the right. De Gea keeps the score as it is.

Fernandes takes too long to get Sancho . to shift

The Red Devils could have created a chance with depth. Fernandes can be found in the area, but tries to strike too hard before finally serving Sancho. The corner is closed.

It’s a bit naughty, but very funny

And very realistic, at least for the movement. “POV: you defend on Grealish”.

Foden crosses his shot too much

It all started with a missed pass in United’s midfield and then things moved very quickly. City took control of this match.

Here we go again

We hope nothing serious happened.

The game is paused

There must be a streaker or a problem in the stands, but the camera can’t show it. The coaches take the opportunity to give instructions.


The Red Devil scores twice against the Red Devils. It’s fox again: De Gea makes an impressive save for Foden after a sombrero, another shot from City is blocked by two defenders and returns at De Bruyne’s feet. 2-1!


Strange action, centered close to Foden and very powerful. The Englishman keeps his head in the opposition as much as possible, the ball flies high enough and falls on De Gea’s crossbar.


And she’s gorgeous, with a quick transition and a wrap in the opposite side net from the left. 1-1!

Hot situation in the United box

De Bruyne shoots from the left from a tight angle and forces De Gea to make a nice save. The ball drags into the ashes, Foden and Maguire collapse, and the umpire whistles Cityzen’s foul. It was controversial.

De Bruyne looks good

His attack from the entrance to the surface is countered by Maguire, but the Belgian has the appearance of the tiger (as we say in the slang).

It’s quite a hanging derby

But still pleasant, with the Red Devils not only defensive. The possession is also balanced in this first quarter.

13th goal for City in the first quarter in 28 games

It’s a good way to simplify matches.

Already an opportunity for United!

The Red Devils are not giving up. Fred cleared well in the area, but Ederson came out well and can counter his attack.


United’s defense is too passive. Bernardo Silva crosses back and De Bruyne adapts perfectly with the flat left foot! 1-0!

Also an unusual 9 at United?

In the opening seconds, Fernandes is in the lead with Pogba as support, Elanga on the right and Sancho on the left.

Let’s go !

Manchester United kicks off!

The two teams stand together in the center circle

“Football Stands Together” is shown on the screen during a minute of applause for Ukraine.

“La la la la la laaa… Hey Jude!”

The players take to the lawn to the sound of the Beatles and wearing “No war” t-shirts.

No real 9 of appeal for City

With Guardiola we are starting to get used to it, although it is not necessarily clear which of Silva, Mahrez, Foden or Grealish will take the most advanced position in the game. Probably the latter, given the order announced.

City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (C), Bernardo, Mahrez, Grealish, Foden

substitutions: Carson, Sterling, Gundogan, Jesus, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Delap, Mbete, McAtee.

Elanga starting point for the Red Devils

The 19-year-old Swedish striker makes up for the absence of Cavani and Ronaldo.

United: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles – McTominay, Fred – Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba – Elanga.

substitutions: Henderson, Bailly, Dalot, Jones, Mejbri, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Rashford.

The compositions have fallen!

City: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo – De Bruyne, Rodri, Grealish – Mahrez, Silva, Foden.

United: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles – McTominay, Fred – Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba – Elanga.

The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester United

Manchester United has been able to surprise its cityzen neighbor for some time in its stadium, the Etihad Stadium.

If the Red Devils have been struggling for nearly a decade and the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, they are still there when it comes to playing bummer on the Manchester City lawn.

RMC Sport and PL Live look back at the last confrontations between the two clubs.

City won the first leg

The Skyblues won 0-2 at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Eric Bailly and a goal from Bernardo Silva.

Welcome to follow this Manchester derby!

City are 3 points ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League. United struggled to qualify for the Champions League and saw Arsenal slip past them in fourth place by one point more (and two games less) after their win over Watford. Kick-off at 5:30 PM.