City outclass United in Manchester derby
Manchester City displayed their supremacy over Manchester United in the city’s derby with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s team showed their squad supremacy from the first minute, and went ahead through David Silva slotting in from close range after Sterling’s cut back was deflected into his path. United did not have a shot on target in the first half and were further behind early in the second from Sergio Aguero’s rocket shot, after exchanging passes with Mahrez before beating De Gea with a well placed shot.
Jose Mourinho brought on Romelu Lukaku to wrestle the game from the opponent and he won a penalty with his first touch after City keeper, Ederson, clumsily rushed out to bring down the bulky striker.
Anthony Martial converted the spot-kick to extend his scoring streak to five games, joining an exclusive class of players to have done so for the Old Trafford club. City, however, slowed down the game to walking pace and had the last word with a well-worked third goal, Ilkay Gundogan converting a 44-pass move which culminated in Sterling crossing for him to convert from four yards out. The win keeps City in first place on the EPL log