Manchester City outshined their rival neighbor Manchester United with a 3-1 win in the Sunday derby at the Etihad. With three points, City snatched their spot at the top of the English Premier League table after having lost the position following Liverpool's 2-0 victory against Fulham at Anfield.
David Silva opened the scoring in just 12 minutes off winger Raheem Sterling, pouring heavy pressure on the struggling United. It was followed by a series of attacks from the blue team. Sergio Aguero, who failed to score a goal in the last three matches against United, ended his goal drought after he netted the second goal of the match at 48th minute.
In the second half, Anthony Martial tricked City’s goalkeeper Ederson to the wrong way by scoring a consolation for United at the 58th minute in a penalty shoot. However, the match couldn’t balance after substitute Ilkay Gundogan scored City’s third goal at the 86th minute.
Pep Guardiola’s City gained 32 points from the win, while Jose Mourinho’s side is trailing at eighth position on the chart with 20 points. Man United, which is still fresh from last week’s victory over Juventus in Champions League would need an uphill task to retain a spot on the top five.
In another match, Chelsea was held to a goalless draw by Everton at the Stamford Bridge. The host team lost its number two spot to Liverpool.