As it happened :
Manchester City broke the record of most wins in a row, in a single season as they were too hot to handle for Manchester United. They are now 11 points clear at the top with 14 wins in a row and it looks like Pep Guardiola is in a hurry to secure the Premier League title. Not many will now predict City to drop 12 points, which means lose four games. David Silva put his side in front right on the cusp of halftime and just four minutes later, Marcus Rashford capitalized on Delph’s mistake to get the Red Devils back on level terms. Eight minutes into the second half, Otamendi found luck in the six-yard box as Lukaku’s clearance ricocheted off a United shirt back to the Argentine.
Here are the ratings –
He had a quiet first half due to his side’s dominance going forward but rescued them with two tremendous back to back point-blank saves off Lukaku and Mata. These saves could easily go down as the season’s best ones.
Kyle Walker: 7.5/10
He was excellent in one on one situations and while tracking back. He nullified the threat that could be caused by Martial’s and Rashford’s pace. An inspiring performance by Walker.
Vincent Kompany: 6/10
The Belgian kept Lukaku in check for the most part of the first half but another injury saw him fail to make a second-half appearance.
Nicholas Otamendi: 9/10
Created one, scored one and defended with all his heart. A night he will never forget. But, could he have timed his jump better to clear the ball before if fell to Rashford?
Fabian Delph: 6/10
Horrible anticipation that led to the goal, but otherwise, his passing and tackling was just alright.
Kevin De Bruyne: 7/10
Operated from deep and found pockets of space before threading quick passes. De Bruyne couldn’t find a defence-splitting pass but had many touches and was influential as ever.
Fernandinho latched on to everything in order to win back possession in the second half. In the first half, his vision to find Jesus and Sterling was exquisite.
David Silva: 7.5/10
Poor first half apart from the goal as he couldn’t find the rhythm in his passing(in the final third) but got his swagger back in the second. David Silva exchanged quick passes, lobbed the ball into productive areas and looked very comfortable after his goal.
Raheem Sterling: 7/10
He provided the cutting, dribbling edge to the Manchester City’s attack.
Leroy Sane: 6.5/10
Sane passed the ball around well but was indecisive a few times when it came to crossing. He switched wings on a couple of occasions but couldn’t really get going.
Gabriel Jesus: 7/10
He was man-marked throughout but still managed to feed the wingers and link up play. Jesus was their best player in the first half as he was the only one to get past the United defence with ease but the end product was missing.
Ilkay Gundogan: 7.5/10
He pressed the opposing midfielders well and passed effortlessly. Decent Performance.
Eliaquim Mangala: 7.5/10
Absolutely solid at the back. A fine tactical and slightly risky change by Pep to bring him on but he stood up to the challenge, especially with the long balls played in by the opposition in the dying stages of the game.
Bernardo Silva: NA
Had a chance to put the game to bed and leave United with no chance whatsoever but the angle got tougher before he could get his shot away. Played too little.