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Manchester City’s 21 game unbeaten streak was struck out by their eternal rivals, Manchester United.

On Sunday night, March 7, Bruno Fernandes and a man of the match performance from Luke Shaw was enough to see off premier league table leaders Manchester City .

United claimed a famous and surprising win and continued their run away from home to an impressive 22 league games unbeaten. More importantly they returned to second in the table, bolstering their hopes of claiming Champions League qualification and also set a standard they have to maintain if they are going to challenge next season.

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United may not be closing the gap on City just yet – even if it is now down to 11 points – but taking four points this season from the leading team should be some encouragement with several outstanding performances led by Anthony Martial, and Luke Shaw who scored their second goal in front of England manager Gareth Southgate.

Few minutes into the game,  Gabriel Jesus bundled Martial in the area and the referee couldn’t avoid giving out a penalty.

Fernandes who has been criticized lately for not playing well against the big six club’s, drove the ball to Ederson’s right.

The goalkeeper got a hand to it but could not keep it out and Fernandes had his second goal of the season – and his second penalty – in ‘Big Six’ encounters.

The goal also meant it was the first time that City had been behind in a Premier League game since November 2020, precisely 20 matches ago.

Moments later, United could have had a second goal when Joao Cancelo lost the ball inside his own area only for Shaw to take a shot straight at Ederson.

Shaw was overlapping, Martial was holding up play perfectly and City’s midfield controlled by De Bruyne and Gundogan we’re finding it hard to control proceedings.

It was not until mid-way through the first-half that City started pressing United back.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his side to press even higher in order to stifle City and it was working.

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Dean Henderson, brought in to replace De Gea who had traveled to Spain to witness his child’s birth, beat out a shot from Oleksandr Zinchenko and City asked for a penalty when Raheem Sterling was bundled by Fred but the referee was having none of it.

Halftime: Man City 0 – 1 Man.U

In the second half City resumed with more purpose and started pressing but what came next even Pep Guardiola didn’t expect it.

Gabriel Jesus laid Mahrez’s pass back into the path of Rodri whose side-footed shot from 18 yards struck the top of the cross-bar.

Henderson then threw the ball out to Shaw who chested it past Cancelo before running forward and passing to Rashford in the eighteen yard box.

Rashford returned the ball and Shaw’s low shot beat Ederson and found the corner of the net.

Man City 0- 2 Man United.

Manchester City

It was almost a third as Martial got Fernandes’ looping cross only to fail to get enough power in his diving header with Ederson grabbing the ball.

Sterling shot high over and then Shaw superbly blocked Jesus as he planned to shoot after De Bruyne attacked.

United went close again when Scott McTominay was brought down but play continued with the ball falling to Martial.

Martial one on one with Ederson, couldn’t beat the goalkeeper, who saved the shot.

It was a terrible miss as Martial had to score.

In one of City’s most potent strikes going forward, De Bruyne passed to substitute Phil Foden who collected it, turned round and shot, but it went wide .

City pounced and pounced but United held them, earning a clean sheet as well as a deserved victory.

Manchester United are now 11 points behind City.

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The Hennepin County medical examiner said Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, ruling his death as a homicide.

Following the news of his death, hundreds of people gathered to protest, and after a night of unrest, including looting, the National Guard was called in and a curfew was declared.

President Biden has called for any protests against Wright’s shooting to remain “peaceful.”

“There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting, no justification for violence. Peaceful protests, understandable, and the fact is that, you know, we do know that the anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the Black community in that environment is real, it’s serious and it’s consequential. But it will not justify violence and/or looting,” he said.

“And we should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” he said.

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President Biden Calls For ‘Peace And Calm’ After A 20-Year-Old Black Man Was Killed By Police In Minnesota

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President Joe Biden has called for “peace and calm” in the wake of fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting.

Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by female police on Sunday afternoon, pril 11, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

An officer’s body camera footage released on Monday indicated that Wright got out of his car, but then got back in. It’s not clear why, but Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters it appeared from the video that Wright was trying to leave the scene. Gannon also said that the video appeared to show an officer had shouted “Taser!” but fired her handgun accidentally, killing Daunte Wright.

According to Wright’s mother, who had spoken to her son before the shooting, he was pulled over for having an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror, which is illegal in Minnesota.

Police said Monday that he was stopped for a traffic violation. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes, based on the body camera video, that the officer who shot Wright mistakenly believed she was firing a Taser and not her gun.

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Wright was shot about 14 miles north of where George Floyd, another black man was killed last year. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial charged with second-and third-degree murder. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

In a tweet, Biden wrote: “Today I’m thinking about Daunte Wright and his family and the pain, anger, and trauma that Black America experiences every day. While we await a full investigation, we know what we need to do to move forward: rebuild trust and ensure accountability so no one is above the law.”

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Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office about Wright’s death Sunday, President Biden said: “I haven’t called Daunte Wright’s family, but my prayers are with the family. It’s really a tragic thing that happened. The question is was it an accident? Was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation,” he said, describing the body camera video of the shooting as “fairly graphic.”

Biden called for any protests against Wright’s shooting to remain “peaceful.”

“There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting, no justification for violence. Peaceful protests, understandable, and the fact is that, you know, we do know that the anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the Black community in that environment is real, it’s serious and it’s consequential. But it will not justify violence and/or looting,” he said.

“And we should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” he said.

Asked whether he would deploy federal resources to help keep the peace, Biden noted that he had already done so because of Chauvin’s trial.

“There are already federal resources,” Biden said. “There will not be a lack of help and support from the federal government if the local authorities believe it’s needed.”

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Tottenham Hold ‘Concrete Talks’ With Jerome Boateng Over Free Transfer

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Tottenham Hotspur has held talks with Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng over a free transfer this summer.

Bayern have already confirmed that the German will bring his ten-year association with the club to an end this summer once his contract expires, and there have been plenty of rumours suggesting a return to England – where he spent one year on the books at Manchester City – could be on the cards.

The first mention of Spurs in this transfer saga came from Christian Falk, who noted that Jose Mourinho’s side were interested in Boateng, alongside Barcelona.

Since then, however, things have stepped up a little bit.

In an article squashing rumours of a potential move to Borussia Dortmund, Sky Deutschland give a nod to Spurs and say that ‘concrete talks’ have already been held with the 32-year-old over a potential move.

Barcelona’s interest is also acknowledged, but a move to Camp Nou is seen as unlikely. In this report, Spurs are the only side whose interest is taken seriously.

The idea of firm negotiations hasn’t made it to the English press just yet, but The Times did confirm reports of Mourinho’s interest in Boateng.

It’s understood that Mourinho plans to revitalise his defence this summer after months of publicly throwing his current crop of defenders under the bus for not being good enough to play in his archaic system.

The Daily Mail state that a centre-back, right-back and goalkeeper are all high on Spurs’ shopping list, although before Daniel Levy can start buying, it is expected that the chairman will have to offload a couple of players.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, defenders Serge Aurier and Juan Foyth and midfielder Erik Lamela are all named as potential casualties, while the futures of English duo Harry Winks and Dele Alli could rest on whether Mourinho is still in the dugout next season.

With money seemingly tight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it’s not hard to see why a free move for Boateng is being explored. He’s a World Cup winner with a decade of elite-level experience, and to this day he is still a core part of the Bayern side that are on track to win another Bundesliga title.

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