Manchester United vs Manchester City: Citizens record 3-1 win in EFL Cup

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Citizens record 3-1 win in EFL Cup

- Manchester United vs Manchester City's EFL Cup semifinal first leg ended 3-1 in favor of the Citizens

- Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez scored the goals for Manchester City as Pereira netted an own goal

- Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester United in a disappointing result at Old Trafford

Manchester City have placed one leg in the final of the Carabao Cup after beating tough rivals Manchester United 3-1 in the semifinal first leg on Tuesday night, January 7.

The defeat will now place Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under serious pressure at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola's men scored their first goal in the 17th minute through Bernardo Silva who got a brilliant pass from Kevin De Bruyne in which Fred should have blocked.

Red Devils had the chance to restore parity five minute later when Jesse Lingard provided a nice assist for Marcus Rahford, but he was unable to beat goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

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City scored their second goal in the 33rd minute through Riyad Mahrez who dribbled goalkeeper David De Gea after benefiting from a good counter-attack by Bernardo Silva.

Things turned sour for Manchester United in the 39th minute when Andreas Pereira netted an own goal to give Manchester City a 3-0 lead in the first half.

England international Marcus Rashford scored in the 70th minute for Manchester United, but the Red Devils failed to score more goals against the Citizens as the match ended 3-1.

Manchester City will be hosting the Red Devils in the second leg at the Etihad stadium, and United will have to work hard for them to get a good result.

Earlier, had reported how former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan made it clear that he does not believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can operate at the required level that is expected from a Man United coach.

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