ICC: Lukaku and Rashford Bring United ahead of City
Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford became the differentiator at Manchester United (MU) against Manchester City at the NRG Stadium, Houston, Friday (21/07/2017) morning Sbobet Casino. Thanks to the two goals, Manchester United 2-0 lead over City in a friendly duel that became part of the International Champions Cup (ICC) it.
Duel has been running tight since the first half. Manchester United and Manchester City are both buying and selling attacks. Even so, there is no meaningful opportunities from the opportunities created MU and City. The 23rd minute, Mkhitaryan tried to give breakthrough to Romelu Lukaku bait but cut Kompany.
In the 30th minute, turn City who get a chance through Roberts. But Chris Smalling able to dispel the ball first before successfully passing the goalkeeper MU, De Gea.
United finally opened the scoring in the 37th minute. Pogba breakthrough feedback to Lukaku successfully passed the City defense.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson tried to tackle Lukaku but failed. Through kicking left foot, Lukaku successfully make the score changed to 1-0 for MU.
MU again added the score to 2-0 in 39th minute. Marcus Rashford scored a goal after using the breakthrough bait Mkhitaryan. Until the 1st half ended, the score 2-0 to MU survive. *
Marcus Rashford (Bob Levey / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
In the second half, Manchester United and City made many changes to players. De Gea, Lindelof, Smalling and Blind pulled out. While City attracted Adarabioyo, Kompany, Sterling, Aguero, and Roberts.
This change slightly change the game City, while MU more survive after some of the best players pulled out. Fortunately many City attacks that failed.
In minute 73, Romero had to fall to wake up to secure the goal from Diaz and Foden shots. While MU get a good golden opportunity in the 78th minute.
However, Ederson successful rescue up to three times for Phil Jones firing shots. Until the game ended, the score 2-0 to MU survive. *
Composition of Players:
MU (4-2-3-1): De Gea / Sergio Romero (46), Valencia / Fosu Mensah (77), Lindelof / Bailly (46), Smalling / Phil Jones (46), Blind / Darmian (46) Herrera / Fellaini (62), Pogba, Rashford / Martial (62), Mkhitaryan / Carrick (62), Lingard / Andreas Pereira (78), Lukaku
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson, Adarabioyo / Otamendi (46), Kompany / Stones (46), Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Walker, Foden / Zinchenko (74), De Bruyne, Sterling / Sane (46 ), Aguero / Samir Nasri (46), Roberts / Brahim Diaz (46)