Manchester United Bows To Neighbour Club, Manchester City [1:4]; Ronaldo Missing

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Manchester City has climbed six points clear at the top of the Premier League table just after a comfortable 4-1 derby win over Ronaldo-less neighbors, Manchester United.

City had the honors in the 50th Premier League contest between the duo, as Pep Guardiola’s side were on an entirely different level compared to Ralf Rangnick’s men – who had David De Gea to praise for stopping the scoreline from being embarrassing.

Manchester United Bows To Neighbour Club, Manchester City [1:4]; Ronaldo Missing

Kevin De Bruyne stole the show as he tried creating City’s third for Riyad Mahrez who added a fourth later. Manchester United were briefly level during the first half, all thanks to Jadon Sancho’s brilliant finish, though that was as good as it got for their visitors.

As witnessed, City had gone ahead with their first attack of the match as Bernardo Silva played the ball back into the box as De Bruyne slams the ball home from just 12 yards out.

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That being said, United were level prior to the 20-minute mark as they countered via Sancho – whose every display was booed by the home fans due to his decision to quit the club before now in his career. He cut inside the box to curl home amazingly beyond Ederson.

With United playing an unfamiliar-looking formation [4-2-4], and pushing players up whenever they could, the match was wide open with City carving out several chances.

Although a flicked header from Phil Foden was close to being perfect, his effort clipped the top of the bar with De Gea beaten.

Without giving up, City re-took the lead right before the half-hour mark as De Bruyne doubled his tally for the day.

Foden was seen at the centre of things again, though was denied by De Gea just after he embarrassed Victor Lindelof with a stunning flick over his head. The Spaniard’s catch could not be cleared, and Alex Telles inadvertently gave De Bruyne the ball six yards out and he gloriously made no mistake.

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However, Foden should have made it three a little time before the break after being sent through by De Bruyne, he decided to pull his shot across goal.

While in the second half, City took over and they could and should have prolonged their lead just after the interval. For the second time, it was Foden launching the danger, this period he out-muscled Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the edge of the box but could only kick wide with only De Gea to beat.

Then, there was Mahrez who won a free kick on the hour, and De Bruyne could easily smell his hat-trick and struck it well, but De Gea was so behind it.

Shortly after, the third arrived with little over 20 minutes to go, and it was an engaging finish as De Bruyne’s corner got Mahrez on the edge of the box and he finished clinically.

Manchester United Bows To Neighbour Club, Manchester City [1:4]; Ronaldo Missing

Fast forward, De Gea was then called upon to perform a string of catches but he failed to keep out the fourth as Mahrez broke clear and slammed home as it deflected in off the Spaniard’s face.

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At the end of it all, the win sees City maintain their six-point advantage over title rivals Liverpool, and as a result of Arsenal’s win at Watford, United find themselves in the fifth position.

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