And the blue half of Manchester scores a vital win over their red neighbors
Manchester City earned a vital and well-deserved 1-0 win over Manchester United. Manchester United came out with their typical away European formation the 4-5-1. However, unlike in past seasons United hasn’t had much success in Europe, being knocked out in the Champions League group stage and getting knocked in the last 16 in the Europa League.
Just like their failures in Europe, their 4-5-1 led them to being outplayed throughout the match and by not starting Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia they suffered from a severe lack of pace. With this lack of pace City was able to use their fullbacks to overlap and ping in crosses from out wide which enabled them to space out the United defense.
Even with City’s overall domination throughout the match, United didn’t have a shot on goal, City’s only goal came from header by Vincent Kompany on a corner at the stroke of halftime.
This victory has now made Man City the title favorites with two games to go.
Posted on April 30, 2012, in Football, Soccer, Sports and tagged Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Manchester, Manchester City, Manchester City FC, Manchester United, Manchester United FC, United. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.