CITY WINS AT THE ENEMY’S TERRITORY 2-1 TO CLAIM THE MANCHESTER BRAGGING RIGHTS

City beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford and stretch their lead on the table to 11 points ahead of Manchester United.

Manchester City took the lead through David Silver’s goal at the 43rd minutes before Marcus Rashford balanced the equilibrium at the stroke of first half whereas Nicolas Otamendi killed it with his 54th goal.

City player celebrate Silva’s goal

Manchester United suffered one of the greatest inferior positions in the pitch in the recent times as Manchester City dominated them at their own grounds consequently getting the first lead.

In a fight for the ball with Romelu Lukaku, Otamendi won the header nearby 12 yards and David Silva took advantage to shot from a close range past helpless united goal keeper De Gea.

Lukaku had a difficult time

2 minute later England international Rashford intercepted a ball from Otamendi destined for clearance before the 20-year-old forward buried it into inside with his right foot.

Meanwhile Otamendi made it right in the second half as the Argentine created the difference between the two sides.

City had taken a free kick that found Lukaku who wasn’t under serious tension but unfortunately he clears it behind Smalling and it’s rebound found Otamendi who acrobatically twisted to half-volley it in from a close range and that changed the game.

Nicolas Otamendi scored the winner

61st minutes presented City with another opportunity that could have doubled the visitor’s lead if not for the free kick hitting the post. Kevin De Bruyne also forced De Gea to save his 20-yards left footed shot at the 72nd minutes.

Whereas Marcus Rashford had a chance to raise to an occasion at the 75th minutes when his 20 yards shot resulting from Delph failing to deal with Matic’s long ball was saved by Ederson who dived down to his left to tip it round the post.

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The win which is arguably is a determinant for City to lift the trophy in many pundit’s view stretches their lead with 11 points now a head of United who is still second on the table and possess 35 points.

Manchester City will travel to Swansea on Wednesday as before hosting Tottenham Hotspurs on Saturday meanwhile the same Wednesday night Manchester United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

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