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