Scott McTominay

Manchester United win Manchester Derby to keep Champions League hope alive

MANCHESTER, England, March 8, 2020 (SNN247.com) – Manchester United continued their dream run as they won the Manchester derby here on Sunday night at Old Trafford beating Manchester City by 2-0.

Manchester United battling for Champions League

This is the 10th consecutive match Manchester United has not lost as they are battling for Champions League berth with Chelsea who also won their encounter on Sunday against Everton by 4-0. Anthony Marshall scored the opening goal of the match in the 30th minute as Manchester United finished the first half by 1-0.

Manchester City tried hard to equalize but firm defence and exceptional coordination between United defence denied them any chance. Although Manchester City was dominant as they had a better ball possession of 73% compared to 27% of the host but they failed to score any goal.  

Blunder by City Goalkeeper

Scott McTominay took full advantage of a blunder made by City goalkeeper in the 6th minute of the injury time as he scored the second goal of Manchester United in the 96th minute of the match. Manchester United are now still at number 5 on the points table with 45 points in 29 matches while Chelsea is still leading by three points after playing 29 matches.

Liverpool still leading the English Premier League table with 82 points in 29 matches and need just six points the win the EPL 2019-20 season. Manchester City is on the second at points table with 57 points 28 matches while Leicester City is at third place with 50 points in 28 matches.

Manchester United need to keep their good form running if they want to confirm their Champions League place for next year as they are facing stiff competition with Chelsea, Wolves and Sheffield United.

In next match on Tuesday 10th March, Leicester City will face Aston Villa who is facing relegation as currently, AVL is 19th place with 25 points in 27 matches at King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Premier League Points Table

  Position   Club   Played   Points  
  1   Liverpool   29   82
  2   Manchester City   28   57
  3   Leicester City   28   50
  4   Chelsea   29   48
  5   Manchester United   29   45
  6   Wolves   29   43
  7   Sheffield United   28   43
  8   Spurs   29   41
  9   Arsenal   28   40
  10   Burnley   29   39



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