Man City fan edits footage of Bruno Fernandes’ controversial Manchester derby equalizer

Man City fan edits footage of Bruno Fernandes’ controversial Manchester derby goal to remove Marcus Rashford to show why it should NOT have been there… as they say it ‘changes’ the game 100%

A Manchester City fan has removed Marcus Rashford from footage of Bruno Fernandes’ Manchester derby opener to highlight how the England star affected the game when he was offside.

The distraught supporter explained that Rashford’s presence meant goalkeeper Ederson was in the wrong position, arguing that Manuel Akanji would have gotten the ball before the Portuguese midfielder.

Fernandes equalized for hosts Manchester United in the derby after a goal that was controversial despite Rashford’s positioning, with the Red Devils just a point behind City and in frenzied form under Erik ten Hag.

A Manchester City fan edited footage of Bruno Fernande's goal and removed Marcus Rashford

A Manchester City fan edited footage of Bruno Fernande’s goal and removed Marcus Rashford

Fernandes quickly ran to assistant Darren Cann to contest the initial offside decision

Fernandes quickly ran to assistant Darren Cann to contest the initial offside decision

The decision to concede the goal was widely condemned and the vast majority of football fans at most clubs agreed the equalizer should not have been.

The Red Devils won the game 2-1

The Red Devils won the game 2-1

‘Remove Rashford. The game is 100% altered: A) Akanji would get the ball B) Ederson’s entire positioning is wrong due to an offside player,” wrote Twitter user @BlueCityBrain.

“Referees got it totally wrong and cost us either the full 3 points or at least 1 point. Nobody should try to justify this.’

Casemiro’s forward pass from the right was played behind Man City’s high defence, seemingly aimed at an already offside Rashford.

The England star then ran towards the ball without touching it, pulling two City defenders towards him as they tried to eliminate the threat.

And with her attention on him, Fernandes arrives unmarked on the edge of the box to fire home past an Ederson who was aimed at Rashford rather than the Portuguese midfielder.

The goal was originally decided on the side, although Darren Cann’s flag was flown, with Fernandes leading the United players’ charge of rushing towards the assistant and contesting his decision.

Rashford was visibly offside in the build-up but didn't affect the game

Rashford was visibly offside in the build-up but didn’t affect the game

After a lengthy chat with referee Stuart Atwell, the equalizer was actually awarded and then it was City’s turn to push Atwell and argue the decision.

Rashford would then score the winner four minutes later, leaving United with a memorable home derby win to put them in the race for the Premier League title.

And Akanji was quick to add his thoughts on the goal after the game, saying of the day’s match: “To be honest, the first goal is a joke.

Manuel Akanji called the decision to concede the goal

Manuel Akanji called the decision to concede the goal “a joke” after the derby.

“I saw Rashford, he was clearly offside so I played him offside.

“He runs until the last second and stops when the ball is in front of him and he’s right in front of Eddy (Ederson), ready to score because Bruno Fernandes is yelling at him.

“I understand that he doesn’t touch the ball, but he runs 30 meters and to the last second. For me it is clearly offside. The referee doesn’t even look at the situation, it was declared earlier this year that it would be a clear offside.

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Maureen Mackey

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