• Jude Hope

Derby Day Delight: City dismantle United at Old Trafford

The Blues travelled across the city to take a fully deserved three points from the red half of Manchester on Saturday's early kick-off. The Citizens took the lead early through an Eric Bailly own goal, courtesy of a wonderful cross from Joao Cancelo.


City dominated the possession and created more chances, with Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus forcing David De Gea into some wonderful saves. The Spanish keeper was the only reason United were still in the game but the pressure eventually became too much when another excellent cross from Cancelo found his fellow Portuguese team mate Bernardo Silva, who poked it in at the back post past De Gea.


City went close to adding a third multiple times, with Phil Foden grazing the post and John Stones going close from a corner. Gabriel Jesus was also fouled in the box by fellow Brazilian Alex Telles which looked like a certain penalty, but the referee thought otherwise.


Although City could have easily put four or five past United another fantastic defensive performance will have also pleased the fans. Limiting United to only one shot on target and 32% possession, it was an utter domination from Guardiola's men and a performance to make the travelling support proud.