Manchester United put in a dominant display at Old Trafford against a struggling Manchester City side to earn all three points in their bid for a top-two finish, while the Sky Blues lost their fourth consecutive away game in the league, reports BBC Sport.
Manchester City started quickly, in a bid to get an early goal. The gameplan worked as Sergio Aguero put the Premier League holders ahead inside of eight minutes.
However, City’s lead didn’t last long, with Ashley Young cancelling out the Argentine’s opener just over five minutes after United went behind.
The Red Devils then turned the game on its head with Marouane Fellaini putting United in the lead inside of half an hour. There were no more goals in the first-half, but the hosts came close to adding to their lead before the break.
In the second-half, United continued their dominance, despite somewhat of a City revival, until in-form playmaker Juan Mata put the home side 3-1 up.
Chris Smalling scored minutes later to wrap up a resounding win for the top-two hopefuls, while Manchester City and manager Manuel Pellegrini were humiliated.
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