Manchester City jumped back to the top of the Premier League table after a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win in the Manchester derby at the Etihad.
With Liverpool beating Fulham 2-0 earlier in the day, the Citizens needed all three points against Manchester United to return to the top of the table.
The hosts got off to a great start, with David Silva scoring on 12 minutes from close-range after a Bernardo Silva cut-back.
City were by far the better side in the first-half, with their slick passing too good for United.
The second goal of the game would come early in the second-half, with Sergio Aguero blasting past David De Gea, who arguably could’ve done better to stop the shot.
The visitors continued to struggle to mark their mark on the game, but just the hour-mark, they got themselves back into the contest when Romelu Lukaku was fouled in the box by Ederson.
Anthony Martial stepped up to fire home the resulting penalty, with the Frenchman finding the back of the net for the fifth league game in a row.
Alas for Jose Mourinho and co, there was to be no late comeback, with City instead making it 3-1 late on.
Ilkay Gundogan was the goalscorer, with the sub scoring from close-range after an incredible 44-pass move.
44 – There were 44 passes in the build-up for Ilkay Gündogan’s goal v Manchester United – the most before a goal in the Premier League since Juan Mata scored for Man Utd against QPR in September 2015 (45). Fluid. #MUNMCI pic.twitter.com/V97KwDwNxk
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 11, 2018
The game would end in a deserved 3-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s side, who go two points clear at the top of the table.
As for United, who were well beaten on the day, they stay eighth, some 12 points behind their Mancunian rivals.