Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City complete the double over Manchester United and re-establish their six-point lead ahead of Liverpool after comfortable 4-1 win over Manchester United
Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored two goals as Manchester City secured a 4-1 derby triumph over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.
The former gave City a fifth-minute lead, meeting Bernardo Silva’s pull-back to score his 50th Premier League goal.
Kevin De Bruyne is the fourth Manchester City player to score a home brace against Manchester United after Niall Quinn (1993), Shaun Goater (2002) and Sergio Aguero (2013).
Talk Rangnick’s Manchester United levelled following a swift counter-attack on 22 minutes, Jadon Sancho curling the ball into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the area.
However, parity was short-lived as De Bruyne fired in a loose ball after David De Gea had saved from Phil Foden.
The Belgian played a key role in City’s third goal, delivering a corner for Mahrez to fire in superbly on the half-volley from 18 yards.
Mahrez was just ruled to be onside after a VAR review to add a fourth in the 90th minute as Manchester City claimed back-to-back league victories.
The league leaders are now on 69 points, six clear of second-placed Liverpool who have played a match less.
Having lost for the first time in nine league matches, Manchester United drop to fifth, a point adrift of Arsenal in fourth having played three matches more.
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After the match Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said ,”I have a feeling many things are going to happen. Tight games are going to happen. We are six points ahead but it’s a mistake because they have one more game to play. If we’re stable mentally and hopefully recover Nathan Ake as soon as possible.”