Manchester United progressed to the quarter-final of the EFL Cup after defeating Manchester City 1-0 at Old Trafford on 26 October. A second half goal from Juan Mata was the difference as the Red Devils bounced against their local rivals on Wednesday evening.

This win comes after their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho apologised the home fans after the 20-time English champions' win over City in the derby.

Both United and City faced each other earlier in the season for the league fixture. It was Pep Guardiola's side who came on top, winning the match 2-1. However, the visitors failed to register a single shot on target, with Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo playing in the heart of the back four.

City's latest defeat leaves them without a win in six matches played in all competitions, which includes three defeats. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager will be hoping his side can bounce back in the upcoming fixtures.

Meanwhile, Mourinho will be delighted after getting back to winning ways after a drubbing defeat against his former club. He will be hoping his side can continue this form in the league. The 20-time English champions will host West Ham United in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata scored Manchester United's only goal of the match against Manchester City Getty

IBTimes UK have compiled some of the best Twitter reaction after United's EFL Cup win over City.

LEFT FOOTED CROSS FROM VALENCIA!!! Blow the whistle now. It's game over. Just give us the title too.

— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) October 26, 2016

Pep Guardiola: "Congratulations to Manchester United." #MUFC

— Manchester United (@ManUtds_News) October 26, 2016

To all the City fans who thought Guardiola was going to walk English football. #MUFC

— Manchester United (@ManUtds_News) October 26, 2016


Six games without a win for City now, the worst run of Pep Guardiola's career.

— á—·Iᒪᒪ á–‡Iá‘•á•® 🎙📻 (@billrice23) October 26, 2016

Not majestic, or against City's strongest side, but it's a derby win, and signs of confidence creeping in at parts. Much needed #mufc

— Mack The Knife (@IdMjones) October 26, 2016

Yeah we beat City but you can't get carried away, they were playing their reserves. #MUFC

— JackaMUFC (@JackaMUFC) October 27, 2016

With Chelsea, Man City and Spurs out so early in the competition, the #EFLCup is a genuine chance for silverware this season. #MUFC

— Krishna Anand (@KrishnaAnand_) October 27, 2016

There are no city fans on internet today .


Pep is magician
Can make people disappear


— #DestroyTheAadhaar #BringBackPaperBallots (@GreySasquatch) October 27, 2016

Best part about last night was City not having a single legitimate shot. Got Mou for a reason. Trust the guy with some time. #mufc

— Harish (@harish_red) October 27, 2016

Is Guardiola managing Aguero out?
Gabriel Jesus is on the horizon & I'm wondering if he's making life hard for Aguero until he leaves #mcfc

— muttly (@muttlysaid) October 27, 2016

Guardiola (6 games without a win & no shot on target): "I am so proud. So proud. We are happy." #mcfc

— Wandile Mtana (@wandile32) October 27, 2016

Glad that Guardiola is struggling with #MCFC as it shows how hard the English leagues are. #EPL #MUFCvMCFC

— _jake_doyle_ (@_jake_doyle_) October 26, 2016

Behind Mourinho,100 percent. #MUFC

— Teoni Sparrow (@SP7MUFC) October 27, 2016

Absolutely class from José Mourinho, Hopefully this is the start of something beautiful. Well deserved win today. Manchester is red. #mufc 🔴

— Sauraj's (@IamSauraj) October 27, 2016