Friendly: Lukaku And Rashford Notch Nifty Goals As Man Utd Beat Man City In Houston (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

21st, July 2017

Houston’s NRG Stadium played host to the first ever Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil on Thursday night, with the two sides squaring off in the International Champions Cup apropos of nothing.

For what little it’s worth, United emerged victorious in front of over 67,000 fans as Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both registered smart goals in a 2-0 win for Jose Mourinho’s mob.

Lukaku got things up and running in the 39th minute, steering home a neat angled finish into an unguarded net after beating City’s new €40million goalkeeper Ederson to a long ball over the top…

Blimey, what is it with City ‘keepers and an inability to judge distances properly? Subtle shades of Joe Hart and Claudio Bravo there.

Anyway, just three minutes elapsed before United doubled their lead before half-time.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan pilfered the ball after some sloppy play in City’s midfield and galloped up the pitch before playing in the overlapping Rashford, who stuck a low finish past Ederson at the near post…

After the restart, Lukaku went close to adding a third in spectacular fashion, but the Belgian forward’s thunderous shot instead left the City crossbar humming at a ferocious amplitude…

Ederson did go someway to redeeming himself in the latter stages, denying Phil Jones thrice in as many seconds from close range…

And so it ended, 2-0 and a few reasons to be cheerful for United fans – not that it really matters much in the grand scheme.

Even Mourinho himself described the game as a nothing more than a “good training session” afterwards.

That’s about the long and short of it.

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