Manchester derby delayed as flare lands near goalkeeper Andre Onana

Manchester United faced a brief delay in the Manchester derby due to a flare landing near goalkeeper Andre Onana's penalty area. The match resumed after the flare was cleared. Manchester City scored Phil Foden's equalizer, leveling the match. City struggled to close the gap on Liverpool, but Erling Haaland missed a chance in the first half.

Manchester Derby Delayed As Flare Lands Near Goalkeeper Andre Onana

The highly anticipated Manchester derby faced a brief delay when a flare was launched onto the pitch, landing near Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana’s penalty area. Play was halted for approximately a minute as fire marshals removed the pyrotechnic. Fortunately, Onana was unharmed, and the match resumed after the flare was cleared.

The interruption came shortly after Phil Foden’s spectacular equalizer for Manchester City. Foden, cutting in from the right, curled a left-footed strike into the top corner, scoring his 10th Premier League goal of the season and leveling the match. His goal negated Marcus Rashford’s early opener for United, who took the lead with an impressive long-range strike.

City, aiming to close the gap on league leaders Liverpool, was hindered by Erling Haaland’s missed opportunities. The forward, known for his clinical finishing, produced a shocking miss in the first half, lifting the ball over the bar from just a yard out with the goal gaping. Despite the delay and Haaland’s misfortune in front of goal, City remained determined to secure a crucial victory in the title race.

André Onana

André Onana

Goalkeaper

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Age: 28

190 cm

93 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 32 0 Missed
Saves 5 0.2 Avg
Punches 0 0.0 Avg
Pen Saved 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 27 times for 2430 minutes for Premier League.

He made 97 saves and conceded 37 goals. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 6th in Premier League. In the last match Manchester United lost 3-1 against Manchester City. The next match in Premier League will be against Everton.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 7th
Win 15
Draw 5
Loss 12
Goals 47-48
Diff -1
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3

Manchester United is currently 6th in the Premier League with 44 points.

In the last 27 games, it has won 14 times, drawn twice, and lost 11 times. In its last match, Manchester United lost 3-1 against Manchester City.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 37 goals and conceding 39.​

Manchester United will play the next match in Premier League against Everton on Saturday 9th of March in Manchester.​

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