‘World Cup Octopus’ also ’tilt upside down’… “I think all defenders in the world are offside”

A controversial scene came out in the Manchester derby.

Manchester United won 2-1 against Manchester City in the 20th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 9:30 pm (Korean time) on the 14th. As a result, Manchester United climbed to 3rd place with 38 points, while Man City maintained 2nd place with 39 points.

On this day, Manchester United operated the top three with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes in the front line. Rashford had been scoring goals in six consecutive matches, including league and cup competitions, and scoring goals in eight consecutive matches at home.

From the beginning, Rashford flashed. In the 15th minute of the first half, Rashford put it in front of the goal, but Martial couldn’t get it. Man City faced a crisis due to Rashford’s infiltration. In the 34th minute of the first half, Ederson jumped out to catch Man Utd’s long pass, and Rashford broke through. The Man City defenders rushed in and stopped Rashford, but it was a heartbreaking moment for Man City.

Rashford’s injury almost brought bad news to Manchester United. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Rashford suffered an injury while feeling pain in his leg while penetrating into the back space. Rashford once again entered the field.

In the second half, Manchester United took the lead. In the 15th minute of the second half, Kevin De Bruyne broke through from the space on the right, and Jack Grealish ran the ball inside and finished it with his head. 메이저사이트

Here comes the scene of controversy. In the 34th minute of the second half, an infiltration pass was delivered to Rashford, and as it flowed, Bruno Fernandez split the net with a shot. In the process, Man City players knew that Rashford would catch it and hesitated, and the ball was passed to Fernandez. At this point, Man City players strongly protested that it was offside, but the referee did not judge that Rashford was involved and declared a goal.

Man Utd made a turnaround right away. In the 37th minute of the second half, during Manchester United’s counterattack, Alejandro Garnacho’s cross was received and Rashford pushed it in and split the net. It was Rashford’s 9th consecutive goal at home and 7th in a row at United in all competitions. The match was won by United 2–1 with a controversial equalizer.

Controversy continues over Fernandez’s equalizer scene. Chris Sutton, who became known as the ‘human octopus’ for his high hit rate at the World Cup in Qatar, said, “Man United have had great results, but controversial decisions have tarnished the results. Even at that moment, I would expect Rashford to be ruled offside.”

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