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Title Race Is ‘Declared Over’ As City Defeat United In The Manchester Derby

Manchester City opened up a sizeable eleven-point gap on second-placed Manchester United with victory at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Once again, Pep Guardiola got one over on old rival Jose Mourinho as the visitor’s maintained their 100% away record in the league, twice going ahead in their 2-1 victory in the Manchester derby.

It’s a win that City will feel that they fully deserved. Having dominated possession and territory for the first half, they finally broke the deadlock two minutes before half time as David Silva capitalised on some poor United defending to volley past David De Gea.

Suspect play at the back would turn into something of a recurring theme in this match as poor control from Fabian Delph allowed Marcus Rashford to ensure that the sides went in level at the break.

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City restored their lead ten minutes after the restart through defender Nicolas Otamendi, and goalkeeper Ederson Moraes proved to be the hero with just minutes remaining as he pulled off a fine double-save to deny Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata what would have been a huge equaliser.

Fifteen wins and a draw now for Guardiola and his side, eleven points clear of Mourinho and United. It’s left many on social media wondering if the destination of this year’s Premier League title has already been decided:

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