Manchester City stunned by rivals Manchester United in thrilling derby

Manchester City stunned by rivals Manchester United in thrilling derby

Jose Mourinho challenged Paul Pogba to replicate his display in Manchester United's second-half comeback against Manchester City every week. "They shot four times on target and scored three goals". They could take heart from the fact that this season, United have not done a great job of beating teams when they are going through a slump, especially those that are in the top six.

Mourinho revealed he congratulated Guardiola after the game on winning the title, even if it is not yet mathematically confirmed.

They could have had a penalty within five minutes when Ashley Young slipped and appeared to touch the ball away from Raheem Sterling after David Silva had crossed in from the left. He then pounced from close range to reduce the arrears after Ander Herrera chested down an Alexis Sanchez cross.

Guardiola brought on the Argentine after Smalling's goal, but there was to be no repeat heroics from Aguero, though he did force a wonderful one-handed save from De Gea with a header.

Guardiola made the startling admission on the eve of Saturday's conflict and mentioned: 'Two months in the past he supplied me (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us.

Etihad Stadium might witness today a historical moment; if Man City overcomes Man United, Man City will be announced officially as the Premier League champion of 2017/2018 season.

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Madikizela-Mandela was known as the " Mother of the Nation " because of her struggle against white-minority rule in South Africa. It was a process which, she said, "taught me how to hate". "And he shed tears to say that we have made a decision to separate".

As for Manchester United, their only motivation is ensuring they don't have to suffer the humiliation of watching City celebrate the title on the same pitch as them.

"I was really sad with their first goal, it was a corner, the third corner they've scored against us this season". City manager Pep Guardiola has also altered his side after they were shell-shocked at Anfield in midweek, beaten 3-0 by Liverpool in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final. Alxeis Sanchez who hasn't made an impact at United has had an excellent second half and is making United tick.

It feels odd that a small City side have scored three goals from set-pieces against United this season.

The CIES Football Observatory estimates that the current City squad, including Sergio Aguero and contender for player of the year Kevin De Bruyne, cost 878 million euros ($1.07 billion) to assemble.

Back at the Man City pubs, they went wild for that opening goal.