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Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane after the interval wrecked a decent first half by the hosts

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 derby victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Manchester City celebrating victory over Manchester United after Derby show down

Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling were denied by David De Gea in a first half of few clear-cut chances.

But Man City started the second half strongly and took the lead on 54 minutes, Bernardo Silva cutting in from the right to fire past De Gea.

Jesse Lingard failed to connect with a low cross for Man Utd, and Marcus Rashford fired over from distance, but City substitute Leroy Sane sealed the victory on 66 minutes with a powerful shot on the counter-attack.

Manchester City’s seventh PL win at Old Trafford, the most of any visiting team, moves them on to 89 points, one more than Liverpool, with three matches remaining.

United lie sixth, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, whom they host on Sunday.

Match Details

Manchester United: De Gea, Young (c), Darmian (Alexis 83), Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Fred, A. Pereira (Lukaku 72); Lingard (Martial 83), Rashford.

Subs not used: Romero, Dalot Mata, Matic

Booked: Andreas, Shaw

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan (Danilo 89), Fernandinho (Sane 51), David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero (Jesus 89).

Subs not used: Muric, Mahrez, Otamendi, Foden.

Scorers: Bernardo Silva 54, Sane 66

Booked: Kompany, Zinchenko

Attendance: 74,431

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