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Pep Guardiola: ‘We should have scored more goals’

07 Mar 2022 | 10:58 | Football

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Man City showed superior class compared to Man Utd in the Manchester derby last night. In the 5th minute, Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring for the home team. In the 22nd minute, Jadon Sancho equalized 1-1 after a solo phase and a classy finish. But just 6 minutes later, De Bruyne restored the lead for The Citizens.

In the second half, Man City completely dominated when holding the ball to 79%, launching 14 shots, 5 times sending the ball on target and having 2 more goals thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s goal. Meanwhile, Man Utd could not launch a single shot. In the last 15 minutes of the game, the defending champions controlled up to 92%, and the Red Devils only 8%.

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 Pep Guardiola praised the performance of his students.

After the game, coach Pep Guardiola said: “If the second half is not Man City’s best, I don’t know what we have to do.

Man Utd has not lost 8 matches. I’m someone who often criticizes my team, but we played well, and the second half was really good. We should have scored more goals.

Coach Ralf Rangnick said: “Obviously you want to win derbies. But I have to admit that in the second half, Man City showed they have a top quality team.”