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Return Of Jesus Keeps Iheanacho Out As Determined Man Utd Hold Man City

Manchester United battled to a goalless draw in their Premier League encounter against neighbors Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.

The news for Nigerian fans is the absence of Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho in City’s match day squad, while Tosin Adarabioyo’s snub wasn’t surprising. In an engaging scrappy first half, Aguero came close to breaking the deadlock on three occasions and Herrera headed wide from a great position after a perfectly whipped in free-kick from Rashford.

Chances were few and far between for the visitors, who had only two attempts at goal in the first half, while City looked nervous.On 58 minutes, Kevin de Bruyne had a shot deflected off target and Nicolas Otamendi came close with a header on 66 minutes.

With six minutes remaining, Belgium star Fellaini was dismissed for violent conduct, seconds after he was booked for a foul on Aguero. The Citizens manager Pep Guardiola attempted to exploit United’s vulnerability by introducing Gabriel Jesus and shortly afterwards the Brazilian whizkid thought he had netted the winner but he was rightly flagged offside.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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