Top Manchester Derby Goals as Guardiola Beats ten hag: Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford Included

Top Manchester Derby Goals as Guardiola Beats ten hag: Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford Included

Martin Moses
updated at March 4, 2024 at 6:32 AM
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  • Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden scored ridiculous goals in the Manchester derby on March 3
  • Foden bagged a brace, with Erling Haaland getting one to cancel Rashford's thumping effort
  • Sports Brief rolls back the years and looks at some of the best goals the derby has produced

Phil Foden orchestrated a beautiful comeback to help Manchester City beat their cross-town rivals, Manchester United, on March 3.

The game at the Etihad Stadium was marked by a series of jaw-dropping goals, with Foden cancelling out Marcus Rashford's thunderbolt with a belter of his own in the second half.

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Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring for Manchester United against Manchester City in the derby on March 3. Photo by James Gill - Danehouse.
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Rashford caught Ederson out with a rocket of a shot inside the first 10 minutes after a sustained period of the hosts' pressure. Foden then responded with a curler, which Andre Onana could do nothing about as it riffled to the top corner.

Best Manchester derby goals

In light of the two special goals from the England internationals, Sports Brief has dug up the archives and compiled a list of some of the spectacular goals this derby has conjured up over the years.

6. Edin Dzeko - 2011

Before Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City had David Silva. This goal makes the list due to the ingenuity of the assist from the man nicknamed El Mago.

It is a fixture that not many United fans will want to remember as the Citizens ran out 6-1 victors at Old Trafford. Dzeko's second goal of the day was Roberto Mancini's side's sixth of the game.

5. Scott McTominay - 2020

We all remember that goal from 30 yards out, right?

McTominay has managed to be a valuable member of every Man United manager he has played under. The midfielder has come up with crucial goals at crucial times and on March 8, 2020, he came off the bench to capitalise on a poor Ederson throw in stoppage time.

The goal saw United win 2-0.

4. Craig Bellamy - 2009

Craig Bellamy got two goals in the derby but still ended up on the losing side. His first was something of pure class, an effort from 18 yards out, which was named the Premier League goal of the month.

3. Sergio Aguero - 2013

The retired Argentine scored eight goals in 13 appearances against the Red Devils, but it is his strike in 2013 that makes the cut here. James Milner's opener was cancelled out by a Vincent Kompany own goal

Yaya Toure found Aguero, who embarked on a magnificent solo run at Old Trafford, taking the ball past the Man United defenders before firing past a rooted keeper, David de Gea.

2. David Beckham - 2000

Phrases like 'Bend it like Becks' came from goals like this. The current co-owner of Lionel Messi's Inter Miami mastered the art of scoring free-kicks.

Erling Haaland's father, Alf-Inge, fouled Paul Scholes, setting up Beckham for a set-piece just two minutes in.

1. Wayne Rooney - 2011

Well, in life, never say never, but perhaps we will never see a better derby goal than Wayne Rooney's bicycle kick in 2011.

No words will do this goal justice as the Red Devils romped to a 2-1 win.

Best bicycle kick goals of all time

Talking of bicycle kicks, Yoane Wissa scored an audacious effort during Brentford's two-all draw against Chelsea on March 2.

It was his second goal since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, where the Democratic Republic of Congo ended fourth.

Sports Brief has previously compiled a list of the most astonishing bicycle kicks of all time and Wissa's stunner is listed.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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