Man City vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture today


Manchester City can stretch their lead at the top when they welcome rivals Manchester United to the Etihad in the Premier League this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s imperious side have now won their last 21 games in succession in all competitions and their return to the pinnacle of English football now feels inevitable, with City already 12 points clear of closest challengers Leicester City. Gabriel Jesus scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Wolves last time out and has kept his place in the starting line-up alongside Riyad Mahrez, whose trickery may prove pivotal in breaking United down.

United’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea last weekend was their fifth stalemate against a ‘Big Six’ side this season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer favouring a counter-attacking approach. However, they did come unstuck when last facing City in a 2-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup semi-final. United were at one stage vying with their rivals at the top of the table but a slump in form has seen those hopes fade rapidly and securing a top-four finish is now the clear priority for Solskjaer, with only five points currently separating them from fifth-placed Everton. Follow all the action live below:

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MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED (8’)

Shaw whips a free kick into the City box and Stones heads clear. The hosts are just trying to settle down after a shaky start.

MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED (6’)

The first real opening for City as De Bruyne drives forward into United’s half. His pass towards Sterling is poor, though, and easily intercepted.

MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED (4’)

This is a very lively start from United. They attack again through Rashford and Shaw, and the latter, having seen a cross blocked, robs the ball from Cancelo in the box. He shoots on his right foot and Ederson just about gets in the way of it. City look oddly nervous.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED (FERNANDES 2’)

Ederson guesses the right way but Fernandes’ penalty is powerful enough to sneak into the bottom left corner. He converts from the spot and United have a very early lead.

MANCHESTER CITY 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (1’)

Penalty! Martial picks up the loose ball after good work from Rashford, drives into the box and goes down under a challenge from Jesus. The referee immediately points to the spot. What a start from United.

KICK-OFF

United get us underway!

The players emerge from the tunnel at the Etihad. Hey Jude rings around the empty stadium. We’ll be underway shortly…

LAST MEETING

The last Manchester derby in the Premier League was a thoroughly underwhelming goalless draw at Old Trafford back in December. Back then, United were eighth and City ninth, while Tottenham and Liverpool led the way. Everything has changed since, though the cautiousness of the last meeting might be present again, particularly if United’s recent approaches to big games are anything to go by. They’ve drawn 0-0 against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool since.

CAN CITY EVER BE BIGGER THAN UNITED?

Could Manchester City ever be bigger than Manchester United?

Pep Guardiola has created an identity at the Etihad, a key pillar in deciding the true size of a club

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