Man Utd sink to possession low in derby defeat

first_imgPremier League Out-passed, outclassed – Man Utd sink to possession low in derby defeat to City Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 03:20 12/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Jesse Lingard Manchester United Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Getty Premier League Manchester United Manchester United v Manchester City Manchester City Stats Jose Mourinho’s defensive approach did not pay off in the end and his side’s ability to retain the ball was at its worst level in years Manchester United’s derby defeat to Manchester City on Sunday saw the Red Devils post their worst possession percentage at home in the Premier League for quite some time.Jose Mourinho’s men were beaten 2-1 by their rivals at Old Trafford with goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi granting City the victory.Despite being at home and desperately in need of a win to keep their title hopes alive, United were reduced to the role of spectators for much of the game as City dominated the play. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player By the end of the match, Mourinho’s side had the ball for just 35 per cent of the time, which is their lowest percentage at the venue in the competition since the 2003-04 campaign – 14 years ago.2 – Manchester United have conceded two goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League for just the second time under Jose Mourinho (also conceding two v Man City in September 2016). Flashback.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017Silva gave Guardiola’s side the lead towards the end of the first half, but United hit back immediately through Marcus Rashford.However, Otamendi capitalised on a Romelu Lukaku mistake to power his side back in front.City held on to claim a pivotal victory, one which moves them 11 points clear at the top of the table after 16 games, and United’s title hopes are now beginning fade. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Gabriel Jesus to captain Brazil

first_imgBrazil v Croatia Gabriel Jesus to captain Brazil vs Croatia Rupert Fryer 02:19 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Gabriel Jesus Brazil Getty Brazil v Croatia Croatia Brazil Friendlies The Manchester City forward will become the Selecao’s youngest captain in almost a quarter of a century in a match that will also see Neymar return Gabriel Jesus will captain Brazil at Anfield in Sunday’s Brasil Global Tour clash with Croatia.The Manchester City forward is the last member of Tite’s preferred starting XI yet to have worn the captain’s armband, which has been rotated since the coach’s June 2016 appointment.Gabriel will become the sixth-youngest captain in the Selecao’s history and the youngest since a 1995 friendly draw with Romana, when Ze Elias became Brazil’s youngest ever captain at 19 years and two days-old in a young team that coach Mario Zagallo was preparing for the Olympics. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Guess who’s back?Tickets— Brasil Global Tour (@BGT_ENG) June 1, 2018“I was very surprised when I found out but I also already knew that coach Tite demands everyone shows leadership in the national team,” Gabriel said.”Danilo was joking with me and I said told him that if he did not cross the ball to me properly I would give him a dressing down,” he joked. “Today I have the opportunity today to wear a very special shirt and the coach has made it clear that I am a leader of tomorrow.”Effortless – even when they’re trying to make one another mess up— Brasil Global Tour (@BGT_ENG) June 2, 2018Gabriel becomes the 15th captain – in full internationals – since the arrival of Tite, who sidestepped the controversy around Neymar resigning from the role by not appointing a replacement.Dani Alves was thought to be set to inherit the armband for the duration of the World Cup, but his injury means Tite is now likely to continue his policy of rotation.“Daniel Alves was our captain,” said Tite on Saturday of the PSG man who wore the armband the most (4) under the current boss.“He assumed that role in big matches against Germany and England because of his experience. But we’ll keep rotating, of course, with the most experienced players doing it the most.”Training at Anfield on the eve of the game also saw Tite confirm his starting XI, later clarifying that Neymar will make his Brazil return from the bench as he completes his recovery from a foot injury that has kept him out of action since February. Brazil will line-up on Sunday as follows: Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro; Willian, Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Gabriel Jesus.The XI confirms that Thiago Silva has ended a three-year wait to reclaim a first-team role with the Selecao, with Marquinhos dropping out of the side as Tite is keen to introduce a central defender who can start attacking moves by passing out from the back.Brazil face Croatia at Anfield on Sunday at 15:00 local time, before ending their World Cup preparations by taking on Austria on June 10 as the Brasil Global Tour hits Vienna.Follow Brazil’s World Cup preparations by joining us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more