Manchester United head to Etihad with the sole aim of securing a vital three points after Arsenal’s emphatic 3:2 victory against Watford at the Vicarage Road earlier today, but their trip to Etihad ended in a disappointing 4:1 defeat to Manchester City as both Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez fired two goals to seal maximum points for Pep Guardiola’s side and ensures that they extend their lead at the top of the Premier League despite Liverpool and Chelsea’s win on Saturday.
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The league leaders took the lead through Kevin De Bruyne in the early minutes of the game, but Jadon Sancho fired his side level after receiving the ball from Paul Pogba. The former Dortmund winger skipped past several men in blue before picking out the bottom corner with a superb finish and few minutes after Jadon Sancho’s leveller, Manchester City nearly restored their lead through Phil Foden, but his headed effort hit the woodwork. However, the visitors failed to clear their lines and Kevin De Bruyne fired home his second goal of the game to put the host back in front.
In the second half, Riyad Mahrez scored to put his side in a two goal advantage and after Riyad Mahrez’s goal for City, the Red Devils failed to create anything going forward and the home side continue to dominate play and control every aspect of the game. In added time, the Algerian also scored his second goal to seal all three points for the host, the goal was initially ruled out for offside, However after consulting the VAR, Michael Oliver awarded it.
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