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Man City claim derby honours

MANCHESTER-Manchester City reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after defeating cross-town rivals Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s charges dominated in the opening exchanges as Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva caused a number of problems in the final third.

City were rewarded for their dominance in the 11th minute, with David Silva lashing home from close range for his third goal in three games.

The Red Devils carved out their first opening after 25 minutes when Jesse Lingard picked out Chris Smalling, who headed over the crossbar.

That proved to be United’s only chance in the opening half, as the Citizens dominated possession for the remaining stages of the half.

However, it was 2-0 shortly after the break as Aguero got his customary derby goal

United were then awarded a penalty in the 58th minute when Romelu Lukaku was brouught in the box just moments after coming on. Martial stepped up and converted to reduce the deficit.

Gaurdiola opted for a change of his own on 66 minutes as Riyad Mahrez made way for Leroy Sane, who was making his 100th appearance for the club.

The win was eventually sealed for he defending champions in the 86th minute, with Ilkay Gundogan slotting past De Gea from close range after being picked out by Bernardo Silva. Kickoff

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