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Manchester City vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – December 7, 2019 – ESPN

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Manchester United emerged 2-1 winners against rivals Manchester City on Saturday as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial‘s goals helped their team close the gap to fourth place in the Premier League to five points.

Rashford opened the scoring with a penalty on 23 minutes after VAR ruled a handball by Bernardo Silva. The goal meant Rashford equalled his season-best tally of 13 in all competitions.

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Just six minutes later Martial doubled United’s lead by drilling a low shot past Ederson.

A 84th minute header by Nicolas Otamendi off Riyad Mahrez‘s corner helped pull one back for City, but the furious rally at the Etihad ultimately came short.

The result made it back-to-back wins for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, following Wednesday’s 2-1 victory against Tottenham.

The heated rivalry saw plenty of hard fouls and tense moments, most notably when United midfielder Fred was hit with an object from the stands on a corner kick attempt in the second half.

Manchester City stay third in the league with the loss, and Leicester City have the chance to go six points clear of the champions in second if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday.

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