Manchester United 1 Manchester City 3
Manchester United endured a chastening derby in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, as Manchester City took command of the tie with a 3-1 lead to take back to the Etihad Stadium from Old Trafford.
There was at least a glimmer of hope for the second leg across town on 29 January, when Marcus Rashford pulled one back in the second half - the fourth derby goal of his career so far.
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Bernardo Silva gathered the ball around 25 yards from goal, cut inside and then unleashed a curling left-footed shot that David De Gea had no chance of stopping as it ripped into his top right-hand corner of the net in front of a distraught Stretford End.
The Reds had ripped the Blues to shreds in the first half at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League last month but were unable to get into the action this time on home territory. It was a frustrating first half as the United players had to be content with chasing City bodies all over the pitch, without being able to enjoy any meaningful time on the ball themselves.
The night got worse as the Blues grabbed a third goal in the 38th minute. When a rare United attack broke down, the visitors stormed forward and although Brandon Williams bust a gut to try to stop the counter, the ball went to Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian's initial shot was saved by De Gea but then deflected into his own net by Andreas Pereira as he raced back desperately to cover.
Solskjaer brought on Nemanja Matic for the second half in place of Jesse Lingard and the Reds at least offered up a response, albeit with limited chances - a free-kick from Rashford failed to trouble Claudio Bravo in City’s goal.
Anthony Martial came on in the 81st minute as the Reds looked to attempt to give us more than a fighting chance in the second leg at the Etihad. There would be no further goals on the night however and United will be looking for at least two more in the tie when the sides meet again towards the end of this month.
United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Williams, Fred, Andreas, James (Gomes 64), Lingard (Matic 45), Rashford (C), Greenwood (Martial 81)
Subs not used: Romero, Dalot, Chong, Mata
Goal: Rashford 70.
Bookings: Lingard, Fred, Williams.
Man City: Bravo, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Mendy, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez (Foden 86), De Bruyne (Jesus 79), Bernardo, Sterling
Subs not used: Ederson, Aguero, Silva, Cancelo, E Garcia
Goals: Bernardo 16, Mahrez 33, Andreas own goal 38.
Bookings: Rodrigo, Walker