Darwin Núñez is renowned as the chaos causer and he certainly delivered here. Bedlam unleashed in the away end, while bile rained down from the stands at the climax of a match that felt like a defining moment in the title race for Liverpool.Read More »
Seldom can such a ravishing goal have had a more rotten postscript. By the final whistle, Marcus Rashford hardly resembled a figure who had conjured one of the great strikes of any Manchester derby. That faraway look was back, as he sloped down the tunnel to another bitter United reckoning. An unfortunate ending, yes, but it was not just City’s three second-half goals that clouded his mood. After all, he had followed his wondrous hit with two fluffed chances, triggering his replacement by Antony
To watch Eberechi Eze in full flow is a reminder of just how, way back when, the sport first reeled us all in. For a few glorious seconds, thoughts of book balancing, of technological interference, of expected “X” and inverted “Y” dissipate.
Erik ten Hag spoke before Sunday’s derby about his set-up causing “confusion” for Manchester City, and confusion was an apt word when it came to evaluating Manchester United’s performance at the Etihad.