Andre Onana executed a phenomenal save that seemed almost superhuman to deny Erling Haaland in the Manchester derby.
During the Manchester derby at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana, executed a remarkable save that played a crucial role in keeping his team in the match. In a game where both teams had their early opportunities, it was Manchester City who managed to take the lead. This occurred due to a significant event – their first-ever penalty awarded at Old Trafford in the Premier League era.
The penalty decision was surrounded by controversy. Rodri was pulled back in the penalty area by Rasmus Hojlund, but initially, the referee, Paul Tierney, allowed play to continue, despite protests from several Manchester City players. However, the situation took a turn when VAR, officiated by Michael Oliver, intervened. After consulting the pitchside monitor, Tierney decided to reverse his initial call.
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Erling Haaland confidently stepped up to take the penalty, sending the ball past Onana, and then celebrated in front of the Stretford End. Haaland had an opportunity for a second goal later in the half, but his well-executed header from close range was brilliantly saved by Onana.
Manchester United came close to equalizing later in the half when Scott McTominay unleashed a powerful strike, but it was expertly stopped by City’s goalkeeper, Ederson.
The article concludes by inviting readers to share their opinions in the comments section if they have witnessed a better save during this season’s matches.