Was Anthony Martial’s derby-day opener the best goal of the month? #ManCityFC

Was Anthony Martial’s derby-day opener the best goal of the month?




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But as already mentioned, what made this goal so great was how significant it proved to be, both during the match, and, potentially, for the whole season. Whatever happens in the coming months, that strike will still be viewed as one of the most important.

Not only was it the opener in a Manchester derby, but the goal managed to disrupt the visitors’ flow. United had started well in the game but, after 10 minutes, it was City who controlled most of the ball and were dictating proceedings.

Around the 25-minute mark, things started to change as the Reds grew into the contest and forced Pep Guardiola’s men onto the back foot. It may be a cliche, but it’s vital to score when you’re on top. City didn’t, United did; and the hosts went on to grab all three points.

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