City victorious over United at Old Trafford
City move one point clear of Liverpool with just three games left in the league. Manchester City face Burnley (away), Leicester City (home), and Brighton (away). Liverpool, meanwhile, resume their campaign against an already relegated Huddersfield on Friday and go on to play Newcastle and Wolves.
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Pep Guardiola’s side knew anything but a win would leave Liverpool at the top of the table and in charge of their own destiny with only three games left.
“Liverpool I don’t think are going to drop too many points, but it’s in our hands,” Guardiola said after Wednesday’s match,
“Three games, we won the last 11. It’s incredible what these players have done so far, but still we have a job to do.
“If that victory happened in November, December or January we would celebrate it more, enjoy it more. Maybe tonight we can enjoy it, but tomorrow it’s over, it’s gone, so you have to be focused, so focused.”
So, what went wrong for Manchester United?
After a three month honeymoon period, Manchester United are now facing a difficult patch. Under Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer The Red Devils have piled up seven losses in nine games.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a good tactical move out of halftime to harry Man City in possession near the halfway line, but never found an answer to the introduction of Sane and Gundogan’s more than capable answer to Fernandinho’s injury.
Manchester United will finish trophy-less for the second consecutive season. It has also been six years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last Premier League title in 2013, so now the most prominent question is – who is to blame?
Solskjaer was aware of what the loss meant, as he spoke to SkySports after the 2-0 loss.
“You’re at home against a very good team, but still, at home, you want to win games like this,” said the Man Utd boss. “But they’ve set the standard – the last couple of seasons, they have been the best team in the country and that’s the challenge for us to get to. We’re clearly not there now and I think everyone can see that, but that’s what I’m in the job for, to make sure we improve and get closer to them.”