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ICC: Lukaku, Rashford Fire Man United Past Man City

ICC: Lukaku, Rashford Fire Man United Past Man City

Romelu Lukaku was on target again in the early hours of Friday as Manchester United claimed a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the first-ever Manchester derby on foreign soil in Houston, Texas, United States.

Marcus Rashford also scored as United won their third straight pre-season match and their first in the International Champions Cup.

Jose Mourinho’s men started brightly as Ander Herrera tested new City keeper Ederson with long-range shots.

City, playing their first pre-season match, however grew into the game and made it a bright contest as David De Gea was forced into a save by Raheem Sterling and Chris Smalling made a fantastic double block from Patrick Roberts and Sterling again.

United opened the scoring in the 37th minute when Lukaku latched on to a Paul Pogba through ball, beat Ederson who was way out of his box, and finished brilliantly from a very tight angle for his second goal of pre-season. Two minutes later, Rashford, who scored twice against LA Galaxy, doubled the advantage, firing home after good work from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Both teams made a rash of changes in the second half and the intensity was taken out of the game but Lukaku still came close when he smashed a shot from the edge of the City box against the upright.

LINE-UPS

Manchester United:
De Gea (Romero 46), Valencia (c) (Fosu-Mensah 78), Lindelof (Bailly 46), Smalling (Jones 46), Blind (Darmian 46), Herrera (Fellaini 62), Pogba, Rashford (Martial 62), Mkhitaryan (Carrick 62), Lingard (A. Pereira 77), Lukaku.

Manchester City:
Ederson, Walker, Adarabioyo (Mangala 46), Kompany (c) (Stones 46), Fernandinho, De Bruyne (Otamendi 46), Yaya Toure (Diaz 46), Sterling (Nasri 46), Roberts (Sane 46), Foden (Zinchenko 75), Aguero (Jesus 46).

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