Defending champions, Manchester City opened up a 12-point gap on Manchester United just 12 games into the Premier League season with a resounding 3-1 victory.
The citizens returned to the top of the table with a convincing victory in Sunday’s derby at the Etihad.
Once again, Manchester United went behind. But, unlike against Bournemouth and Juventus in their last two outings, they could not repeat the dose by rescuing all three points in the first Manchester derby of the season.
Early goals in each half from David Silva and Sergio Aguero put City in command and Ilkay Gundogan condemned United to a fourth league defeat of the season after Anthony Martial’s penalty had given the visitors hope.