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Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game

Yaya and Fernandinho weren’t to blame, according to Phil.

GARY NEVILLE HAS earned a good reputation for the quality of his punditry on Sky Sports, but younger brother Phil has been producing the goods too with the BBC.

On Match of the Day last night, the former Manchester United and Everton player dissected United’s 4-2 derby win over Manchester City yesterday at Old Trafford.

Midfielders Yaya Toure and Fernandinho have been heavily criticised for their performances, but Phil had some sympathy for the duo, crediting a ‘lack of discipline’ up front for the champions’ downfall.

According to him, Sergio Aguero and James Milner deviated from the gameplan by pushing too far forward and leaving Toure and Fernandinho isolated in the middle of the park against Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellani.

Neville said:

“I think this was the key area of the game where Man United totally dominated, particularly after the first 15 minutes, and it’s why they went on to win the game.”

Source: BeanymanSports/YouTube

Do you agree with his verdict, or is it a load of Neville nonsense?

Originally published at 10.10

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