Manchester City Defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford. Manchester City handed arch rivals Manchester United another humiliating home setback in Saturday’s Premier League game with a simple 2-0 derby triumph.
Pep Guardiola’s team had failed to win any of their previous four league encounters with United, but they were rightfully two goals up at the break.
Eric Bailly became the first United player to score an own goal against City in the Premier League, and Bernardo Silva took advantage of some poor defense to add a second soon before the break.
United, who were crushed 5-0 by Liverpool in their most recent meeting at Old Trafford, failed to respond in the second half, as pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United had maintained three consecutive clean sheets against City in the league, but they fell down as Bailly deflected Joao Cancelo’s whipped cross from the left into his own net after only seven minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a stunning volley saved by Ederson – United’s only on-target attempt of the first half – but only David de Gea kept the score down as City seized entire control.
De Gea, on the other hand, was much too easily defeated by Silva, who snuck in behind Luke Shaw and turned in Cancelo’s cross from a close angle after keeping out Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, and teammate Victor Lindelof.
In a much calm second half, chances were few, with the visitors coming closest to scoring late on with a Phil Foden effort that brushed the outside of the post.