Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

  • Manchester United fail to keep title hopes alive as they lose to Manchester City at Old Trafford.
  • Jose Mourinho's side now 11 points behind Pep Guardiola's men.
  • City took the lead through David Silva before Marcus Rashford restored parity immediately.
  • Nicolas Otamendi made it 2-1 to City early in the second half.
Manchester City

Full-time: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Silva and Otamendi's close range strikes give Pep Guardiola's side an 11-point lead over United, who were certainly outclassed by those noisy neighbours.

City controlled proceedings from start to finish and were well worthy of the three points.

Question remains; can anyone stop them? (Shakhtar's victory over the under-strength Citizens aside).

Manchester City


Bernardo has the chance to make it three after latching onto De Bruyne's pass, but the playmaker just can't work the angle to test De Gea sufficiently.

City home and hosed now.


Young gives away a free-kick, hacking down Sterling in frustration.

City take the free-kick short as Sterling shields the ball to tick the clock down, and then England star wins a corner for his exertions.


Final change for Manchester City - Bernardo replaces Leroy Sane on the 87th minute.


Incredible goalkeeping from Ederson!

Martial's cross to Lukaku looks set to make it 2-2, but Ederson blocks with his face before getting right back up to make a huge second save. Mangala then clears the danger, with his 'keeper now receiving treatment.

A better double save than De Gea's at the Emirates? I think so.


Some handbags now as Herrera goes to ground for a dive. City incensed by the Spaniard's cheating, and Oliver does well to caution him.


Huge change for United - Lingard off Ibrahimovic on.

He will look to attack the corner his side won from Ederson, who saved well from Rashford.


Boos bellowing around Old Trafford as the game is stopped for De Bruyne, who needs treatment for a head injury.

During the pause, referee Oliver sees fit to caution Silva for a late challenge on Herrera.


Rashford takes the free-kick, which fails to trouble Ederson.

De Gea called into action from De Bruyne. The Belgian darts at the heart of the defence and unleashes a low left-foot strike, only to be foiled by the Spaniard.


Sane's deflected pullback almost breaks kindly for Sterling, but Young manages to hook away.

Sterling then concedes a free-kick on the edge of the area as he clatters into Martial.


Lukaku sees his first glance of goal but is well marshalled by Mangala, eventually firing well wide.


Rashford picks up a booking for reasons unknown. United have adopted an agricultural style of football, which Mangala is thriving with.

City should make it three as Gundogan squares the ball, but Sterling fails to get on the end of it.


Another strange substitute from Guardiola - Jesus is withdrawn for Mangala as we approach the hour mark.


Silva's free-kick is cleared woefully by Lukaku, and Otamendi is able to send the ball past De Gea to hand City the lead again.


GOAL! Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City (Otamendi)


Rashford almost creates an opening but City clear with Gundogan and Sane who tries to find Jesus, but the Brazilian is marshalled well by Lindelof.


Lindelof has also replaced Rojo. Gundogan came on for Company surprisingly.


A substitute for Manchester City at half-time, with Gundogan set to come on.

The second half is now underway.


Rashford made the most of Delph and Otamendi's gaffes.

Marcus Rashford


The moment Silva gave City the lead, which didn't last long.

David Silva


Half-time: Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City


Otamendi misses his header, Delph fails to control the ball, Rashford slots past De Gea. A slice of fortune for United, but they're back on level terms. Fantastic composure from Rashford to draw his side level.


GOAL! Manchester United 1-1 (Rashford)


United look to respond with a corner from Rashford, but Matic miscontrols. The ball falls to Smalling, but his volleyed effort is blocked.

At the other end De Bruyne charges but fails to find Sane before Martial inks and fires into Ederson's gloves.