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Resolute Manchester United stifle Manchester City to secure comeback win

Manchester United defeated Manchester City 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

United suffered a heavy 6-3 defeat in the first Manchester derby of the season at the Etihad in October and that scoreline was made to look better by two late goals from Anthony Martial, who started today’s match, despite being a pre-game doubt.

Martial was ineffective in the first half, though, as both sides looked to break the deadlock. He was brought off at half-time, with Antony replacing him, but it was the visitors who drew first blood through Jack Grealish in the 58th minute.

Although City looked comfortable after taking the lead, the Old Trafford crowd urged United to respond and Bruno Fernandes found an equaliser in the 78th minute, which was incredibly followed by a goal from Marcus Rashford moments later.

The Erik ten Hag revolution has given Manchester United hope and it will be days like these that the club need many more of if they are to know that the old kings of English football are truly on their way back.

This victory was greeted with a great visceral Old Trafford roar.

United are now just one point behind City in the Premier League table – and six off the first position.

The Reds will next face Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park before the epic clash against leaders Arsenal.

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