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Who said what: Reactions pour in after Manchester City’s win against Manchester United

Manchester City beat Manchester United by 3-1 thanks to two goals from Phil Foden as the defending English Premier League title holders move 1 point behind Liverpool FC.

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It was a great Sunday for Manchester City fans after they beat Manchester United 3-1. Marcus Rashford gave the visitors an early lead in the 8th minute. The 26-year-old latched on to a pass from Bruno Fernandes to leave the home side fans shocked. 

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Phil Foden brought his team back in the 2nd half when he cut past Victor Lindelof to curve one past Andre Onana. A few minutes the winger made it 2-1 with a clever interplay that put him one-on-one with Onana. 

Erling Haaland then made it 3-1 in the stoppage time to put the game beyond doubt. This win meant that City are just 1 point behind Liverpool in the league table. The two teams meet next week in what is being seen as a season-defining clash. 

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There were varied reactions from both camps after Manchester City won the game on Sunday. Phil Foden’s double striker followed by a goal by Erling Haaland dented United’s hopes of winning the game on Sunday. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Pep Guardiola said “We were not struggling, we were losing the game but not struggling. We had really good defensively and offensively. The first half was better than the second”

The manager also praised his star winger for his performance and said “Winning games is when you become a world-class player. Everyone plays well but you have to win games, and he wins games. What can I say? He loves football. He lives to play. Some people like to play. He loves to play football”

Roy Keane lamented the loss suffered by United during his analysis on Sky Sports. “Standards have dropped. We're almost praising United. They've lost. They used to perform in the big games and compete. Now we're sitting here saying they did alright, in better shape. They lost 3-1. For half an hour they were just hanging in there and didn't get a kick”

Erik Ten Hag had got booked for protesting the foul by Kyle Walker against Marcus Rashford that led to City’s goal. The United manager said, “Let's say this it is debatable there was contact [on Rashford] and it's a defining moment in the game, in the counter-attack they scored. It was soft [foul on Rashford], but when you are in a full sprint you lose your rhythm that is why he went down."

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