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  • MAN UTD 1-2 MAN CITY: GUARDIOLA CLAIMS DERBY GLORY AS BRAVO BAFFLES Dom Farrell

    The Citizens maintained their perfect start
    to the season as first-half goals from
    Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho
    put Jose Mourinho's Red Devils to the
    sword at Old Trafford
    Manchester City's early brilliance allowed
    them to ride out a shambolic debut from
    goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and claim a
    breathless 2-1 derby win over Manchester
    United at Old Trafford.
    Pep Guardiola looked set to dish out a
    comprehensive beating to his old
    adversary Jose Mourinho in the United
    dugout as Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi
    Iheanacho – in for suspended top scorer
    Sergio Aguero – put City into a two-goal
    lead.
    But Bravo, starting after his move from
    Barcelona hastened crowd favourite Joe
    Hart through the Etihad Stadium exit
    door, erred as Zlatan Ibrahimovic reduced
    the arrears with his fourth Premier
    League goal of the season.
    Further bizarre decision making from the
    33-year-old looked United's easiest route
    to a draw and he prompted more last-
    ditch defending in stoppage time before
    City were able to take the local bragging
    rights and look down on their neighbours
    from the top of the table.
    Paul Pogba flashed a 25-yard strike over
    in the seventh minute following neat
    interplay from Wayne Rooney and full
    debutant Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but
    United's forward talents were forced to
    feed off scraps as City's sharp passing
    pinned the hosts back.
    Guardiola's men were good value for their
    15th-minute opener, although it arrived
    in unexpectedly direct circumstances.
    Bravo, making his City bow in goal,
    stroked a pass out to left-back Aleksandar
    Kolarov, who pumped a long ball towards
    Iheanacho as United held their ground.
    The Nigeria international won the flick on
    and De Bruyne streamed clear, away from
    a switched-off Daley Blind to slot past
    David de Gea.
    City continued to mercilessly hog
    possession and Blind's game went from
    bad to worse nine minutes before half-
    time, inadvertently playing Iheanacho
    onside to convert when De Bruyne's left-
    footed shot thudded back off the base of
    the post.
    But United were offered a lifeline when
    Bravo horribly fumbled a free-kick from
    deep and Ibrahimovic rifled home.
    More haphazard decision making from
    Bravo meant John Stones was forced to
    clear off the line in stoppage time, giving
    further encouragement to Mourinho at
    the end of what proved an often
    chastening half for United.
    The United boss sent on Marcus Rashford
    and Ander Herrera for Mkhitaryan and
    Jesse Lingard at the break, and his
    revamped attack began the second half on
    the front foot, with Ibrahimovic blazing
    over under pressure from Kolarov.
    Guardiola responded by adding steel to his
    midfield in the form of Fernando as
    Iheanacho made way. City's earlier
    fluency was providing elusive, with
    Bravo's continually erratic showing doing
    little for their collective composure.
    Chile's number one crafted an old-
    fashioned derby day 50-50 challenge in
    his own area following a dreadful touch,
    crunching into Rooney and playing the
    ball via equal means of luck and
    judgement.
    Bravo allowed a shot from the menacing
    Rashford to slip past him, but Ibrahimovic
    being stationed in an offside position
    spared him.
    There was more pleasing goalkeeping at
    the other end when De Gea got down
    sharply to thwart Fernandinho from a De
    Bruyne corner in the 71st minute.
    In De Bruyne, City had one man whose
    first-half level had not waned and the
    Belgium star collected a pass from
    substitute Leroy Sane to spin a shot off
    the inside of De Gea's near post and
    agonisingly across the goalline.
    The breathing space Guardiola's team
    appeared to need was never close to
    arriving, but they hung on to retain their
    100 per cent record at the expense of
    United's to land a first telling blow in
    what promises to be a pulsating title race.

    Read more »
  • MAN UTD 1-2 MAN CITY: GUARDIOLA CLAIMS DERBY GLORY AS BRAVO BAFFLES Dom Farrell

    The Citizens maintained their perfect start
    to the season as first-half goals from
    Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho
    put Jose Mourinho's Red Devils to the
    sword at Old Trafford
    Manchester City's early brilliance allowed
    them to ride out a shambolic debut from
    goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and claim a
    breathless 2-1 derby win over Manchester
    United at Old Trafford.
    Pep Guardiola looked set to dish out a
    comprehensive beating to his old
    adversary Jose Mourinho in the United
    dugout as Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi
    Iheanacho – in for suspended top scorer
    Sergio Aguero – put City into a two-goal
    lead.
    But Bravo, starting after his move from
    Barcelona hastened crowd favourite Joe
    Hart through the Etihad Stadium exit
    door, erred as Zlatan Ibrahimovic reduced
    the arrears with his fourth Premier
    League goal of the season.
    Further bizarre decision making from the
    33-year-old looked United's easiest route
    to a draw and he prompted more last-
    ditch defending in stoppage time before
    City were able to take the local bragging
    rights and look down on their neighbours
    from the top of the table.
    Paul Pogba flashed a 25-yard strike over
    in the seventh minute following neat
    interplay from Wayne Rooney and full
    debutant Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but
    United's forward talents were forced to
    feed off scraps as City's sharp passing
    pinned the hosts back.
    Guardiola's men were good value for their
    15th-minute opener, although it arrived
    in unexpectedly direct circumstances.
    Bravo, making his City bow in goal,
    stroked a pass out to left-back Aleksandar
    Kolarov, who pumped a long ball towards
    Iheanacho as United held their ground.
    The Nigeria international won the flick on
    and De Bruyne streamed clear, away from
    a switched-off Daley Blind to slot past
    David de Gea.
    City continued to mercilessly hog
    possession and Blind's game went from
    bad to worse nine minutes before half-
    time, inadvertently playing Iheanacho
    onside to convert when De Bruyne's left-
    footed shot thudded back off the base of
    the post.
    But United were offered a lifeline when
    Bravo horribly fumbled a free-kick from
    deep and Ibrahimovic rifled home.
    More haphazard decision making from
    Bravo meant John Stones was forced to
    clear off the line in stoppage time, giving
    further encouragement to Mourinho at
    the end of what proved an often
    chastening half for United.
    The United boss sent on Marcus Rashford
    and Ander Herrera for Mkhitaryan and
    Jesse Lingard at the break, and his
    revamped attack began the second half on
    the front foot, with Ibrahimovic blazing
    over under pressure from Kolarov.
    Guardiola responded by adding steel to his
    midfield in the form of Fernando as
    Iheanacho made way. City's earlier
    fluency was providing elusive, with
    Bravo's continually erratic showing doing
    little for their collective composure.
    Chile's number one crafted an old-
    fashioned derby day 50-50 challenge in
    his own area following a dreadful touch,
    crunching into Rooney and playing the
    ball via equal means of luck and
    judgement.
    Bravo allowed a shot from the menacing
    Rashford to slip past him, but Ibrahimovic
    being stationed in an offside position
    spared him.
    There was more pleasing goalkeeping at
    the other end when De Gea got down
    sharply to thwart Fernandinho from a De
    Bruyne corner in the 71st minute.
    In De Bruyne, City had one man whose
    first-half level had not waned and the
    Belgium star collected a pass from
    substitute Leroy Sane to spin a shot off
    the inside of De Gea's near post and
    agonisingly across the goalline.
    The breathing space Guardiola's team
    appeared to need was never close to
    arriving, but they hung on to retain their
    100 per cent record at the expense of
    United's to land a first telling blow in
    what promises to be a pulsating title race.

    Read more »
  • MAN UTD 1-2 MAN CITY: GUARDIOLA CLAIMS DERBY GLORY AS BRAVO BAFFLES Dom Farrell

    The Citizens maintained their perfect start
    to the season as first-half goals from
    Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho
    put Jose Mourinho's Red Devils to the
    sword at Old Trafford
    Manchester City's early brilliance allowed
    them to ride out a shambolic debut from
    goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and claim a
    breathless 2-1 derby win over Manchester
    United at Old Trafford.
    Pep Guardiola looked set to dish out a
    comprehensive beating to his old
    adversary Jose Mourinho in the United
    dugout as Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi
    Iheanacho – in for suspended top scorer
    Sergio Aguero – put City into a two-goal
    lead.
    But Bravo, starting after his move from
    Barcelona hastened crowd favourite Joe
    Hart through the Etihad Stadium exit
    door, erred as Zlatan Ibrahimovic reduced
    the arrears with his fourth Premier
    League goal of the season.
    Further bizarre decision making from the
    33-year-old looked United's easiest route
    to a draw and he prompted more last-
    ditch defending in stoppage time before
    City were able to take the local bragging
    rights and look down on their neighbours
    from the top of the table.
    Paul Pogba flashed a 25-yard strike over
    in the seventh minute following neat
    interplay from Wayne Rooney and full
    debutant Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but
    United's forward talents were forced to
    feed off scraps as City's sharp passing
    pinned the hosts back.
    Guardiola's men were good value for their
    15th-minute opener, although it arrived
    in unexpectedly direct circumstances.
    Bravo, making his City bow in goal,
    stroked a pass out to left-back Aleksandar
    Kolarov, who pumped a long ball towards
    Iheanacho as United held their ground.
    The Nigeria international won the flick on
    and De Bruyne streamed clear, away from
    a switched-off Daley Blind to slot past
    David de Gea.
    City continued to mercilessly hog
    possession and Blind's game went from
    bad to worse nine minutes before half-
    time, inadvertently playing Iheanacho
    onside to convert when De Bruyne's left-
    footed shot thudded back off the base of
    the post.
    But United were offered a lifeline when
    Bravo horribly fumbled a free-kick from
    deep and Ibrahimovic rifled home.
    More haphazard decision making from
    Bravo meant John Stones was forced to
    clear off the line in stoppage time, giving
    further encouragement to Mourinho at
    the end of what proved an often
    chastening half for United.
    The United boss sent on Marcus Rashford
    and Ander Herrera for Mkhitaryan and
    Jesse Lingard at the break, and his
    revamped attack began the second half on
    the front foot, with Ibrahimovic blazing
    over under pressure from Kolarov.
    Guardiola responded by adding steel to his
    midfield in the form of Fernando as
    Iheanacho made way. City's earlier
    fluency was providing elusive, with
    Bravo's continually erratic showing doing
    little for their collective composure.
    Chile's number one crafted an old-
    fashioned derby day 50-50 challenge in
    his own area following a dreadful touch,
    crunching into Rooney and playing the
    ball via equal means of luck and
    judgement.
    Bravo allowed a shot from the menacing
    Rashford to slip past him, but Ibrahimovic
    being stationed in an offside position
    spared him.
    There was more pleasing goalkeeping at
    the other end when De Gea got down
    sharply to thwart Fernandinho from a De
    Bruyne corner in the 71st minute.
    In De Bruyne, City had one man whose
    first-half level had not waned and the
    Belgium star collected a pass from
    substitute Leroy Sane to spin a shot off
    the inside of De Gea's near post and
    agonisingly across the goalline.
    The breathing space Guardiola's team
    appeared to need was never close to
    arriving, but they hung on to retain their
    100 per cent record at the expense of
    United's to land a first telling blow in
    what promises to be a pulsating title race.

    Read more »
  • WILSHERE WILL DO GREAT THINGS FOR BOURNEMOUTH - HOWE

    The midfielder came off the bench in
    the second half as his side picked up
    their first Premier League win of the
    season and the coach has big
    expectations
    Eddie Howe believes Jack Wilshere
    will do great things for Bournemouth
    after making his debut in
    Saturday's 1-0 victory over West
    Brom.
    Wilshere, who joined the club on loan
    from Arsenal in the transfer
    window, was given a place on
    the bench for fitness reasons, but
    came on after 63 minutes when the
    game was still goalless.
    Callum Wilson's goal in the 79th
    minute gave Bournemouth a deserved
    first victory of the Premier League
    campaign, and the England
    international's influence from the
    bench made a mark on the manager.
    "We were very close to picking
    Jack Wilshere, but he made a real
    impact when he came on," Howe told
    BBC Sport.
    "I was just concerned at his ability to
    play as long as we needed him to if he
    started. It was quite obvious to me
    that he will do great things for this
    team.
    "He's given everyone a lift just
    because of his name, his quality can
    only rub off on the other players and
    boost them."
    Wilshere said he was happy to start on
    the bench as he looks to build his
    fitness up.
    "It was a good win for us and it was
    good for me to come on and get my
    first minutes and get used to how the
    lads play," Wilshere added.
    "I spoke with the manager during the
    week and he's got a plan for me so I
    was happy to be on the bench.
    "My biggest goal is to get as many
    games as possible, if there is a
    question mark about me I know that
    it's my fitness, so I hope to get as
    many minutes in, prove everyone
    wrong and re-kick my career."

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