Manchester City’s winning streak came to a surprise end as they are defeated by Manchester United in the derby on Sunday.
Manchester City were tipped to win the Manchester Derby on Sunday and extend their gap at top of the league to 15 points. However, as things panned out to be, Pep Guardiola‘s men were defeated by Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.
This brought an end to their incredible 21-match winning streak, whereas the Red Devils extend their unbeaten record away from home in the Premier League to 22 consecutive matches.
The league leaders were defeated 2-0, in a courageous performance from the visitors. Manchester United stuck to their game plan and were awarded with a victory over their neighbours. Anthony Martial earned a penalty in the opening stages of the match, which was neatly dispatched by Bruno Fernandes.
Just when it seemed that the visitor’s resistance would get broken and it was only a matter of time before City got back into the game, Luke Shaw was the man who stood up and gave the Red Devils, a 2-0 lead. From thereon, it was always an uphill battle for the Sky Blues who were out of sorts against a resolute defence, which had a two goal cushion by its side.
Here is a look at the three talking points from the match.
SHAW’S SEASON GETS BETTER AND BETTER
Luke Shaw has finally seen his Manchester United career picking up pace and he has been a regular starter in the lineup this year. More importantly, he has become a fan favorite at Old Trafford, after his spectacular season so far. Signed from Southampton in 2014, Shaw has often been hit by injuries and there have been several doubts regarding his fitness in the past.
However, it seems that he has buried all ghosts of the past and is committed to the Red Devils. The English left-back has assisted five goals this year, and scored his first Premier League goal this campaign against Manchester City on Sunday. It was a goal that was a manifestation of his skill on the ball, thanks to a great run from his own half by Shaw.