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Bruno Fernandes was 'done dirty' by Joao Cancelo in the Manchester derby, he's still spinning

Daniel Marland

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Bruno Fernandes was 'done dirty' by Joao Cancelo in the Manchester derby, he's still spinning

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo violated Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the Manchester derby with an outrageous piece of skill.

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City demolished United 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium thanks to hat-tricks from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden.

Pep Guardiola's side dominated throughout, looking composed in possession while having an attacking threat.

With the scores at 6-1, United captain Fernandes pushed up the pitch to get his side on the front foot and paid the price.

Ederson pinged the ball out to Cancelo who controlled it with his chest. He saw Portugal international teammate Fernandes rushing over to press and busted out a body feint.

Fernandes extended his leg to meet the ball, missed it, then wrapped around Cancelo before crashing to the floor.

He then remained on the floor as Cancelo continued down the byline.

Fans have reacted to the skill and they think it could be the game's funniest moment.

One person commented: "This was absolutely filthy."

Another said: "And people say this is their best midfielder?"

A third tweeted: "How can you just fall like that. Bruno too sometimes I don’t understand him."

While someone added: "He probably tried to moan to the referee about this."

Scott McTominay and Joao Cancelo battle for the ball. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Scott McTominay and Joao Cancelo battle for the ball. (Image Credit: Alamy)

City were 4-0 up in the first half thanks to two goals apiece from Haaland and Foden.

The duo added another goal each in the second half, while United struck back through Antony and a brace from substitute Anthony Martial.

Guardiola believes his team could've scored more if they were more consistent throughout the full 90 minutes.

"Perfection doesn’t exist, it’s impossible. But we must try to look there," he admitted. "We did good, we can do better. Many, many players made sloppy passes. This is not good. We have to be more consistent.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"In some areas we were still not good, the simple things still we are not good enough. We are losing easy balls. We still conceded some actions for the opponent with simple things we were not doing well."

City are unbeaten in all competitions this season but are one point behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.

They return to action on Wednesday against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester City, Joao Cancelo, Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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