Riyad Mahrez brilliantly nutmegged Brandon Williams during a dangerous challenge during Man Utd vs Man City

Archungshang Thouman
|Published 08/01/2020

Riyad Mahrez brilliantly nutmegged Brandon Williams during a dangerous challenge during Man Utd vs Man City in the Carabao Cup Semi-final.

Manchester City laid Manchester United to waste to gain a 3-1 advantage in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were completely demolished by the visitors and the game was over by the first half itself.

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Strikes from Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez, followed by an own goal from Andrea Pereira saw City go 3-0 up by half-time itself. It seems United starlet Brandon Williams was frustrated with the result and decided to take Mahrez down in the 56th minute. However, the City winger turned the tables on the full back with by somehow managing to pull off a nutmeg.

Riyad Mahrez brilliantly nutmegged Brandon Williams during a dangerous challenge during Man Utd vs Man City

Man of the match, Riyad Mahrez put in a blinding performance in the night. However, he was almost sent to the ER by Manchester United left back, who put in a reckless slide tackle. Mahrez somehow managed to get out of the way. He also managed to push the ball between his legs. This completed a horrible night for the fast developing full back.

With Ashley Young nearing the end of his career and Luke Shaw still injury prone, Williams has been presented with a perfect opportunity to nail a starting spot in this struggling Manchester United squad. There is no denying his talent. However, in order to succeed, the teenager will have to learn to be more disciplined on the pitch.

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Archie Blade

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Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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