Manchester United — 0-1–1
Manchester City — 0-0–0
United got a strong effort from their defense and shut down the youngsters of City, winning at Old Trafford 1-0.
Even when Pep used all his subs to get Aguero, Kolarov, and Sterling, City were not able to break down the United defense. Up front they were threatening enough, and Zlatan’s interception set up a blast from Mata for the game’s only goal.
It’s back to Premier League action on the weekend for both teams, when United host Burnley and City visit West Brom.
United have been the better team in the second half, and are rewarded for their efforts with the first goal of the match. Ibrahimovic capitalized on a bad City turnover, and a good pass set up Mata for a close-range blast.
Chance for Pogba!
The French international gets the ball streaking into the box, but his shot is parried away by a diving Caballero.
Not much action after 30 minutes, but United have picked up the energy for the final 15. First a threatening run from Rashford, then a curling ball from Pogba both sparked action from Caballero, but City have held so far.
As expected, Iheanacho up front and subs galore from City. To see the full starting lineups for both teams, click here.
Manchester City return to Old Trafford on Wednesday to try to break a five-game winless streak in EFL Cup action.
It’s not one but both teams that are looking to bury bad losses today. With City falling to Barcelona and United to Chelsea, both by 4-0 margins, both Mourinho and Guardiola alike are desperate to turn things around with a victory.
Pep Guardiola will likely mix up the lineup for Cup play, starting with Willy Caballero replacing Claudio Bravo in goal. Leroy Sane will also likely start, and Iheanacho could see some time if Pep decides to rest Sergio Aguero.
The new City manager will adjust his lineup, but not his attitude.
“For the players who play, we’ll be depending on them to make the best performance possible. It is a final,” Guardiola told reporters earlier this week. “..At the same time I have to consider how the condition of the players is. Three days after it is West Brom, then Barcelona, and they are so important as well.”
Despite the extensive history between the two times, there has only been a League Cup Manchester derby on six other occasions.
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