Manchester turns blue as Pep Guardiola’s men emerge winners of the Manchester Derby

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Manchester city defeated their bitter rivals, Manchester United, to take a huge step to the premier league title.

In a pulsating encounter at the Theater of Dreams, City took the lead via David Silva after united failed to clear their lines following a set piece. Marcos Rashford got United back in the game with an equalizer just before the break, but Nicolas Otamendi restored City’s lead with a goal in the 54th minute.

The win takes Manchester City to 46 points and 11 points off their closest rivals. The win also is their 14th consecutive win in the Premier League this season, eclipsing both Chelsea and Arsenal who previously held the record for the most consecutive wins in a single season with 13.

Manchester City have one hand on the title even though the league isn’t even half way yet, and with Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man united all dropping points this weekend, it is safe to say Man city are the biggest winners of the weekend.

In earlier matches before the Manchester Derby, Wayne Rooney’s 77th minute penalty earned Everton a point from the Merseyside Derby.  Liverpool had taken the lead from a Mohamed Salah curling effort late in the first half, before Dejan Lovren brought down Dominic Calvert-lewin in the box to hand Everton a penalty deep into the second Half. Oliver Giroud also scored an 88th minute header to rescue a point for Arsenal in their match against Southampton, as his goal cancelled out Charlie Austin’s lead for S’oton.

 

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