Romelu Lukaku was horrendous on either side of the field as Manchester City secured an important three points over Manchester United in the Manchester Derby.
Manchester United saw their undefeated home record ended by their bitter rivals Manchester City on Sunday. The game was heavily dominated in terms of possession by Manchester City but both the sides struggled to get too many open chances at either end.
For all the attacking prowess on display, all three goals in the match were results of mistakes, direct or otherwise. Romelu Lukaku though, had a fair chance of equalizing, with two attempts afforded near the six-yard box, only for the Belgian to hit it straight under Ederson’s throat.
The second shot was brilliantly stopped by the Citizen stopper, who had to take a breather after the ball hit him straight on Lukaku’s first try. The save ensured all three points for City, who now extend their Premier League winning run to 14 games.
Lukaku though, came under fire for not only missing the easy chance but also for his hand in each of City’s goals from set-pieces.
Romelu Lukaku against the Top 6 this season:
❌ Manchester City (0 goals + 2 assists for City)
❌ Chelsea (0 goals + 0 assists)
❌ Arsenal (0 goals + 0 assists)
❌ Spurs (0 goals + 0 assists)
❌ Liverpool (0 goals + 0 assists) pic.twitter.com/XhwyAjyp3q
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) December 10, 2017
Lukaku trying to score in big gamespic.twitter.com/kyoNZOFGNh
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) December 11, 2017
I keep saying it that if lukaku was thunder he will not stike well…. pic.twitter.com/I9b5kdTgwa
— Ola_Dayo (@OladayoDoherty) December 10, 2017
Dear God, All I pray for is that I dont disappoint my parents the way Lukaku disappointed everyone else in the EPL yesterday, in the name of the mighty, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen
— Pastor Prophet SAM (@seshupomoshodi) December 11, 2017
Lukaku is the biggest disappointment since fantastic 4.
— Kate Francis (@_Catefrancis) December 11, 2017
Rare picture of Lukaku trying to explain himself to the Man Utd squad in the dressing room pic.twitter.com/bmVNM3JgVu
— •Kenshin (@la_OK3) December 11, 2017
My Prayer For You This Week Is That Your Good Intention Won’t End Badly Like Lukaku Against Manchester City Yesterday.
2 Bad Clearance
2 Negative Assist
— Enekem 💎 (@EnekemGreg) December 11, 2017
Leaving my profile picture like this for a few days to pay homage to what Lukaku offers in big games.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) December 11, 2017
May we all, receive divine assists from our enemies to greatness this week, just as Lukaku assisted ManCity in Jesus Name, Amen🙏 pic.twitter.com/BIIGE5qW2K
— Danilton (@Danysleek) December 11, 2017
Lukaku was man of the match yesterday…. two assists in big game like that is not an easy thing.
— Lord Franny (@NebLordFrancis) December 11, 2017
David Blaine must be fuming. His record of doing nothing in the box for 44 days has been smashed by Romelu Lukaku. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Jqs2h2Aiv9
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) December 10, 2017
Manchester United were trolled as well, with the Red Devils now 11 points behind their arch-rivals after the derby defeat.
Dear Manchester United fans,
I just 1-2 to know if y’all are doing alright. pic.twitter.com/pGAQIeYuOV
— 9jaWitches 🧙♀️🇳🇬 (@badgalmaddie_) December 10, 2017
Morning Manchester United fans. pic.twitter.com/zMeJppaIyD
— Bang & Olufsen (@MINTINTOSH) December 11, 2017
Tag Manchester United Fans xD pic.twitter.com/HB5JwDIAz3
— 8 Troll Football (@8TrollFootball) December 10, 2017
At least Manchester United can now focus on winning the Champions League. That has always been the plan.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 10, 2017