Date: 11th December 2017 at 12:58pm
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December 10 will quite probably go down in the history books as the day Manchester City secured the 2017 / 2018 Premier League title.

Although there is a long way to go before the season ends, the eleven point gap Pep Guardiola`s side has over Manchester United looks a formidable one.

In the Manchester derby, United needed to win to keep the pressure up on City, but it wasn`t to be, City dominated the majority of the game and took the three points on offer.

The first half saw City deny United the opportunity to play, pressing the ball and looking far more comfortable coming forward, but it took until the 42nd minute for the deadlock to be broken and it needed a scrappy goal with David Silva on hand to net from close range after United failed to deal with a corner.

But, United were to draw level before the break when, in stoppage time, poor defending from Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph presented Marcus Rashford with the opportunity to score from close-in.

Half Time – Manchester United 1 Manchester City 1

Having gotten back into the game, United`s hopes of getting their noses in front in the game were thwarted when Otamendi, nine minutes into the half, made amends for his first half gaff by restoring City`s lead. Once again, United`s failure to clear the ball ended in disaster with Romelu Lukaku hitting the ball against a body with it falling invitingly for Otamendi to volley past de Gea.

Having to now chase the game, United could have drawn level but the City keeper, Ederson, produced a great double-save to deny Lukaku and Juan Mata, although he probably didn`t know much about the shot from Lukaku that hit him flush in the face.

But chasing the game left United vulnerable at the back and City had a couple of chances to add a third goal with Bernado Silva wasting the best opportunity.

Eleven points behind is, in our opinion, looking a gap too far but we can but hope!


One Reply to “Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2”

  • Assuming U***** win all their remaining games we just need to win our next seventeen games and the title will be back where it belongs. If the gap gets any wider the PL is going to get boring, in the best possible way. I imagine there are some clubs (Arsenal, Liverpool and Spuds) who are already planning for next season.

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