Rashford adds another goal
Marcus Rashford scored the game-winning goal as Manchester United rallied to defeat Manchester City 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Marcus Rashford also assisted on the game-winning goal. The goal scored by Rashford proved to be the game-winner.
By claiming victory in the 189th Manchester derby and drawing to within one point of the club that currently owns that title, United made a public proclamation of its ambition to capture the title. United is currently within one point of the team that currently has that title. At Old Trafford, Jack Grealish, who entered the game as a substitute, gave City the lead in the second half, but goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford clinched victory for Eric ten Hag’s team for Manchester United.
Rashford scored his 16th goal of the season and eighth in the last seven games he’s appeared in when he scored the goal. Following this win, United has moved up to the third position in the standings. The team is currently undefeated throughout all of its competitions, having won their most recent nine consecutive matches.
The victory over City ended United’s three-game losing streak to City, which included a loss by a score of 6-3 back in October. The victory also snapped United’s record as the team with the worst record against City. United, on the other hand, has made a tremendous amount of progress in terms of performance since then and has risen into the top four positions.
Even though City had just lost an unexpected game to Southampton in the English League Cup on Wednesday with a score of 2-0, this was the greatest test of its resurgence under Ten Hag’s leadership.
United had the better chances in the first half, with Rashford having one shot blocked off the line by Manuel Akanji after rounding City goalkeeper Ederson and then seeing another effort buried by the City goalkeeper. Overall, United had the upper hand in terms of scoring opportunities. In terms of scoring opportunities, United was in a better position than their opponent.
After coming on as a replacement in the 59th minute, it took Grealish just three more minutes to score the game-winning goal for City in the 60th minute. He accomplished this feat by heading in a cross that was provided by Kevin de Bruyne. After the halftime break, City established itself as the dominant team. The goal scored by Fernandes for United in the 78th minute was scored against the run of play, and it was the goal that brought the score to a tie.
The goal was first ruled invalid by the assistant referee because Rashford was standing in a spot that the referee deemed to be offside when the play was initiated. However, the call was reversed by the video assistant referee after it was determined that the United striker had no contact with the ball before Fernandes scored.
After that, Rashford scored the game-winning goal just four minutes later by converting a cross from substitute Alejandro Garnacho. This goal won the game for the Red Devils. He did this while standing very close to the target.
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Is Rashford’s goal scored in an illegal manner?
In spite of the fact that the linesman first ruled the strike out for being offside, the referee, Stuart Atwell, granted the goal after consulting the VAR. This was due to the fact that Rashford did not touch the ball nor did he interfere with any of the Manchester City defenders. The away team was understandably upset when the midfielder’s goal was allowed to stand.