Pep Guardiola’s City earned back their top spot in the Premier League after an emphatic win against city rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
Throughout the match, City dominated the play with an impressive 65% of possession compared to the 35% for the Red Devils. The blues also had a far higher number of shot attempts at De Gea’s goal with 5 shots compared to only 1 for United.
David Silva, ‘El Mago’, opened the score at the Etihad early in the first half when Bernardo Silva put a ball back in the middle for the Spaniard to blast it past David De Gea.
Mourinho’s team seemed to be struggling without their star midfielder Paul Pogba. However United managed to prevent any further damage until the halftime break.
Despite being able to pull off a comeback in their last two matches, United couldn’t repeat themselves today against the mighty Citizens. In fact, Sergio Aguero doubled the lead for City only 3 minutes from the start of the second half when the Argentinian finished off a neat one-two with Riyad Mahrez.
Although City seemed to be in total control throughout the whole match, a badly timed challenge by Ederson brought down Romelu Lukaku and earned United a penalty in the 58th minute. Anthony Martial transformed the penalty to make it 2-1.
However, Pep Guardiola’s side managed to get their third goal at four minutes to the final whistle with an outstanding team goal. An impressive 44 passes were played by the City men before Bernardo Silva picked out Ilkay Gundogan who slotted it home to make it 3-1.
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Surely the Portuguese forward Bernardo Silva was the star man for Manchester City with a remarkable performance which was culminated with 2 assists to his name.
The home side surely took advantage of a relatively unstable Manchester United team and got revenge on their arch-rivals after last season’s 3-2 loss at the Etihad.
Now United go 12 points behind City and are eighth in the Premier League with the same points as sixth-placed Watford while Manchester City is back on top of the table with a 2 point advantage over Liverpool.