Manchester City managed to secure all three points after beating Manchester United 2-0 in the English Premier League match, in which a number of astounding records were created.
Pep Guardiola's side knew anything but a win would leave Liverpool at the top of the table and in charge of their own destiny with only three games left. But City's efforts were countered by United's defense as the first half ended in a goalless fashion.
In the second half, Manchester City finally showed their differences in quality with Manchester United. Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane managed to score goals helping City to secure three important points.
With this result, Manchester City returned to the top of the table thanks to a 1 point lead over Liverpool. In addition to the results that make Manchester City go top of the standings again, there are a number of interesting notes to discuss.
Guardiola, the first coach to win 3 times in a row at Old Trafford
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is now listed as the only one who has won 3 times in a row to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford. Two of Pep's win at Old Trafford were created with identical scores, 2-1.
On Wednesday, Guardiola managed to win at Old Trafford with a score-line of 2-0. Old Trafford, which is known to be haunting and unfriendly to guests, looks like Guardiola's 'playground'.
Manchester United repeat 104 years old record
With the 0-2 defeat, Manchester United repeated a 104 years-old record, when they conceded the most. Until now, Manchester United has conceded 50 goals, same as the 1914-1915 season or 104 years ago.
Manchester United's defense line often appears bad with a number of blunders that harms the team. In the match against Manchester City, the back line returned to look bad with De Gea thwarted a number of chances to prevent many goals lodged in the net.
All Man United coaches after Ferguson, always lost to Man City on debut
All coaches since Sir Alex Ferguson have always lost in their first match against Manchester City. David Moyes was the first victim to lose 1-4 to Man City.
It was then followed by Louis van Gaal who lost 0-1, Jose Mourinho (1-2) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (0-2). This note shows that after Sir Alex Ferguson's era, Manchester United has lost its uncanny class against city-rivals Manchester City.
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Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with 7 years of experience. He has also worked with Sportzwiki and India.com. Jeet is a sports lover but has special liking for football. He follows the football league’s around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.