Guardiola masters Mourinho again as City defeat Man Utd

Manchester City extended their winning streak to 14 games and took an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League after goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi sealed a huge win over Manchester United.
The crucial encounter at Old Trafford ended 2-1 in favour of Pep Guardiola’s side.
David Silva gave the visitors the lead after pouncing on a loose ball following a corner. Marcus Rashford leveled it up on the stroke of half-time, but Otamendi regained the lead in the second half in similar circumstances to Silva’s opener. Ederson was forced to make a remarkable double save from Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata in the final 10 minutes to keep City in front, but in truth Guardiola’s men leave Old Trafford as deserved winners.
Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph in a post match said: “It is the sweetest [win] of the lot. Derbies are always like this – hectic and end to end – but we stuck to it. I am going to celebrate this in there [the changing room] in a minute.
On his error for United’s goal: “I am learning on the game, game by game. I anticipated him winning the header and he didn’t. Thankfully I have team-mates who can pull me out of the wars. They have done well for me today.
On winning the title: “It is far too early. We take each game as it comes. We are not looking in the past or future, just on the day.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne: “Lots of teams lost points this weekend so it is a big one for us [the win]. We have to enjoy it and then focus again for Wednesday.
“It is a big gap. If we slip up we are still in the lead. We can’t be complacent. We need to do what we have all year. I prefer to be 11 points ahead than 11 points behind that’s for sure.”

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