Manchester Metropolis underlined the huge gulf in high quality between themselves and Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool confirmed their help for absent team-mate Luis Diaz, whose dad and mom have been kidnapped in Colombia. Outdated Trafford paid tribute to late United nice Bobby Charlton forward of kick-off, with supporters unfurling a banner that learn: “The best English footballer the world has ever seen”. However reminiscences of previous glories did not translate onto the pitch, with the house crew completely outplayed by the champions, who didn’t must get out of second gear of their 3-0 win.
Champions Metropolis made a lot of the early operating and have been awarded a penalty after VAR noticed a foul on Rodri by Rasmus Hojlund because the ball was crossed into the world from a free-kick.
It was the primary spot-kick Manchester Metropolis have ever been awarded at Outdated Trafford within the Premier League within the twenty seventh assembly between the groups.
Erling Haaland stepped as much as tuck house from the spot, his twelfth objective of the season in all competitions.
Metropolis goalkeeper Ederson saved a Scott McTominay pile-driver earlier than Andre Onana produced heroics on the different finish when Haaland appeared sure to move house.
However the Norwegian ahead made no mistake simply after the break, thumping house a header from Bernardo Silva’s cross.
Phil Foden made it 3-0 with 10 minutes remaining after he was arrange by Haaland.
Earlier, Liverpool swept Nottingham Forest apart by the identical scoreline.
Targets from Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez earlier than the break and Mohamed Salah’s second-half effort ensured Jurgen Klopp’s aspect preserve their 100% house report within the Premier League