Manchester Derby: Manchester City hold off Manchester United 2-1

Manchester City displayed better football than Manchester United to beat them 2-1 in Manchester derby.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 10, 2016 7:33 pm
Live football score, live football, live streaming, Manchester United, Manchester City, man Utd, man city, Manchester United vs Manchester City, man Utd vs man city live, Manchester Derby live, Manchester United vs Manchester City live streaming, football live, Jose Mourinho, pep guardiola, football news, football Kevin de Bruyne scored the first goal for Manchester City early in the first half. (Source: Reuters)

Pep Guardiola drew first blood in his renewed managerial duel with Jose Mourinho as Manchester City deservedly won an absorbing Premier League derby 2-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Kevin de Bruyne, who was never appreciated by Mourinho when they were at Chelsea together, proved instrumental in City’s magnificent win, scoring the opener and making the second for Kelechi Iheanacho before halftime. With his side being outpassed and outclassed in a one-sided first half, Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought United back into the match just before the break after a mistake by City’s new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Bravo’s error on a hugely unconvincing debut inspired a much more even second half and Ibrahimovic had goal ruled out for offside before man of the match De Bruyne hit the post as City maintained their 100 percent record this season to move three points clear at the top of the table.


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This is City’s 50th win in Manchester derby. United have won 71 times. 51 draws

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FULL TIME! No late drama and Manchester City will take the bragging rights in Manchester derby. They beat Manchester United 2-1

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5 minutes off added time. United 1-2 City

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Manchester City holding the possession in the last couple of minutes as we head towards the injury time

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Martial is on for Shaw as Mourinho makes his final substitution

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Manchester City with a quick counter attack, De Bruyne with a good run and his shot almost goes in. It hits the post but stays out

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Rashford finds back of net but Ibrahimovic, who managed a deflection, was standing in off-side position. Twenty minutes left in the match, and the scoreline is 1-2 in City’s favour

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Manchester City make their first change as Leroy Sane comes on for Raheem Sterling. It remains 1-2 at Old Trafford

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First Ibrahimovic, now Fellaini. Two bookings for United in quick succession in the second half

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Rashford starts making his presence felt. Chips one in for Ibrahimovic but his shot sails over the crossbar

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Mourinho makes a double change as he introduces Herrera and Rashford at start of the second half

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The teams get ready to start the second half. United trail City after an entertaining first 45 minutes. Work to do for Mourinho and his men

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Half time: United 1-2 City. Action-packed first 45 minutes in the Manchester Derby

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GOAL! High ball in from the wing, Bravo charges to deflect it away, errs, Ibrahimovic makes most of the goalie’s miss and fires it in to give United the first goal

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GOAL! Iheanacho pounces on rebound off the post and doubles City’s lead. 2-0. Mourinho, at home, is 0-2 behind in his first Manchester Derby

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Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford is warming up on the sidelines! United 0 – 1 City

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United are giving possession away in dangerous position. Need to be tighter with their defence as City continue to charge in search of their second goal of the Derby

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Manchester City are now pressing forward. Pressure on the hosts as they trail 0-1 after the first 20 minutes

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GOAL! A long ball, a cheeky little header, De Bruyne gathers the ball cleanly and fires in the low finish to put City ahead in the 15th minute of the match

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United make a move, charge towards the scoring area with four men forward. Rooney makes a quick movement to the left, paves way for Ibrahimovic to go for goal but the striker’s kick hits the defender

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We are done with first ten minutes….no threatening moves by both City and United yet

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Rooney feeds a good ball, a decent ball set-up for Pogba but midfielder shoots it over the cross-bar

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City earn their first corner in the fifth minute but United safely deal with, and hit the ball out of the danger zone. It remains 0-0

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United off to a crisp start as they work their way ahead with short, and neat, passes

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And, we get underway as the teams start trading possession. It’s noisy, very noisy at the Old Trafford

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Finally, Mourinho and Guardiola set to face each other in the Premier League

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Some as Wayne Rooney he gets ready to make his 25th Derby appearance, yes you read it right. 25th!

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The men who matter – the 22 player – march out, exchange customary handshakes before they start measuring the length and breadth of the field

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Plenty of big names, managers will feature in the high-voltage fixture at the Old Trafford

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The sprinklers are on, players take their mark in the tunnel…We are moments away from the start of the first Derby of the Premier League season