Manchester United 0 Manchester City 3 – Dzeko buries sorry Red Devils
Edin Dzeko scored twice as Manchester City run riot at Old Trafford to move second in the Premier League table
March 25th, 2014
David Moyes claimed his Manchester United team were feeling confident ahead of the derby although they were never at the races against a hungry City side who took the lead before a minute of Tuesday’s match had elapsed.
Samir Nasri found space on the left and clipped the far post, with the rebound falling at the feet of Edin Dzeko who made no mistake for the visitors, with City then proceeding to control the match and the Bosnian was nearly on the scoresheet again after David de Gea made a mistake.
Moyes deployed Tom Cleverley in central midfield with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, although the former was withdrawn at the break, with the champions struggling to make an impact against superior opponents.
City were close to scoring shortly after the second half got underway, although they had their noses further in front in the 56th minute when Dzeko lost his marker Rio Ferdinand to rifle home a Nasri corner, with United never looking like they could score twice after that.
The best chance for the home side fell to Danny Welbeck whose neat backheel was stopped by Joe Hart, with Wayne Rooney toiling earnestly for the Red Devils although the England man struggled to make the requisite impact.
Fernandinho blazed over from a good shooting opportunity although it was Yaya Toure who was to have the final word, with the midfielder finding space to slot the ball past De Gea and City are now second and seemingly marching towards the Premier League title.