In an exciting Community Shield encounter to kick off the English Football season, Manchester United rallied from 2-0 to come back to beat Manchester City in the dying moments of the match with Nani scoring in the 93rd minute to get the win for the Red Devils. Joleon Lescott & Edin Dzeko scored late in the first half to give City a 2 - 0 lead going into the interval.
But it seems the Blues shut off after that, allowing two early second half goals from United. Chris Smalling scored from a free kick by Ashley Cole, he was completely unmarked in the area, but it was a good finish from the young striker. Nani added a second six minutes later and it looked to be all United after that with a few key saves from David de Gea.
It has to be said that de Gea looked very impressive in his first real test in the United shirt, although his positioning was partly at fault for the second goal by Dzeko, but at 20 years old, it has to be expected that things will come in time. It seems that de Gea is getting better every day & fully taking advantage of knowledgable coaching staff at Man United. I’m sure that he will be looking at the footage from this match this evening, and assessing where it went wrong for him on those two goals. De Gea showed a great reaction save against a Micah Richards header, and had great distrubution toward Nani. It looks like he will be very successful in the Premier League if he keeps learning, and training hard each week.
Manchester City learned a hard lesson today, a lesson that has plagued them the last two seasons. They have a tendency to get ahead early, put on a swagger, and forget that there’s still time left on the pitch. It must be said that City definitely let United back in the game & still seemed in a state of shock that their neighbors had come back from 2 - 0 when Nani slotted in the final goal.
David Silva looked impressive in the midfield for City, as the whole of the United 11 made a collective effort to get back in the match with an outstanding will to win that comes with putting on the shirt.
Nani, Young, Rooney, Welbeck, De Gea & Jones were fantastic, with the usual suspects getting it done as well. Sir Doctor Ferguson is definitely proud of this one, the team he put out there put up a great fight