A clinical performance by Manchester City saw the Blues reach the top of the table once again as Pep Guardiola’s Ciizens thrashed a dazed United side 2-0 at Old Trafford. City did in what they specialise in that is dominating the opposition with their possession game.
In the Manchester derby, United continue their poor show while the City took advantage of their woeful and flawed defence at Old Trafford. Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane struck to guide City to a near-perfect game against United. With the win, the defending champions are back on the top of the Premier League points table dethroning Liverpool.
The title race is getting intense by each passing day as no team is interested is slipping up. City are now one point ahead of The Reds and both teams have three games in hand to claim the prestigious trophy. The loss put United’s Champions League qualification for next season in more jeopardy. The Red Devils are now on the sixth position on the table and other contenders apart from the top two are Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal.
United’s goalkeeper David de Gea’s blunders are not slowing down as the Spanish International was not able to stop an easy strike from Silva in the 54th minute of the game.
Earlier he did the same thing against Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the Champions League quarterfinals which led the United to lose the game 0-3 at Camp Nou. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the crisis of time wants his team to stick together. “In times like this, it’s not time to point fingers or blame anyone,” Solskjaer said. “We have to stick together.”
Solksjaer didn’t have much to say as the home side were simply beaten and outgunned. Pep Guardiola is more than confident after City thrash their neighbouring rivals United and is all set for the next challenge in the league. “I know people are going to say how pretty we are, how handsome we are,” Guardiola said. “But now we have to go to Burnley!”
In the other match, Arsenal misery continues to get bigger as they lost 1-3 against Wolverhampton on Wednesday night.