Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United star assists two goals for Manchester City

By Alex Butler  |  Dec. 11, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku had a hand in two goals against his own team Sunday in the Manchester Derby.

Manchester City left Old Trafford with a 2-1 victory over his squad.

The agony began for Lukaku - and United fans everywhere - in the 43rd minute.

Lukaku was deep near his own net during a corner kick. The cross came in and he headed it back toward his own net. The ball bounced to a waiting David Silva, who blasted it past United's David de Gea for the first goal of the match.

It didn't take long for United to even up the score. Defender Marcus Rojo ripped a pass off of a throw-in to the opposite side of the field. The ball sailed toward the far post and onto the waiting boot of Marcus Rashford. The United star drilled the pass into the far post to make the score 1-1.

But Lukaku was at it again in the 54th minute. The United forward attempted a clearance just outside of his own box.

It went very poorly.

Lukaku's blast hit a group of players directly in front of his own net. The ricochet landed in front of City defender Nicholas Otamendi, who blasted it home for the lead.

"They scored two very bad goals, two goals that were unbelievable to concede and when you conceded two goals like this, in a match of this dimension, you obviously feel bad," United manager Jose Mourinho said after the game, according to the team website. "You will speak about what they did well and what they are good at but they scored two goals out of nothing, with rebounds - really, two easy goals."

United has another Premier League affair at 3 p.m. Wednesday against Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

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