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2017/2018 English Premier League
  • Marcus Rashford (45'+2')
  • David Silva (43')
  • Nicolás Otamendi (54')

Man City edge Manchester derby with 14th straight league win

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Man United 1-2 Man City: City 11 points clear (2:22)

Man City capitalized on two errors from rivals Man United to earn an away win and move 11 points clear in the Premier League. (2:22)

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over rivals Manchester United after Nicolas Otamendi fired Pep Guardiola's men to derby victory.

The much-anticipated 175th Manchester derby was comfortably the biggest game of the Premier League season, such was the need for Jose Mourinho's Reds to claw back their swashbuckling rivals.

But the gap between table-topping City and second-placed United grew to 11 points on Sunday as City triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford, where Otamendi volleyed home a second-half winner after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out David Silva's opener.

The untimely end to United's club record-equalling 40-match unbeaten home run strengthens their rivals' grip on the title after just 16 matches -- of which they have won the last 14 in a row.

That is a new top-flight record run within the same season and an outcome that looked likely after Silva gave City a deserved first-half lead, with the playmaker capitalising on a corner that had deflected off Romelu Lukaku.

United fortuitously went into the break level after Rashford capitalised on a Fabian Delph mistake, but the blue half of the city were not to be denied as Lukaku's hashed clearance allowed Otamendi to volley home early in the second half.

Ander Herrera was booked for diving in the box and Ederson Moraes produced an outstanding double save as the hosts tried to snatch a draw, but City move onto 46 points as a result of a victory that leaves Mourinho's men reeling.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 24 +52 65
2 Manchester United 24 +33 53
3 Chelsea 24 +29 50
4 Liverpool 23 +26 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur 23 +25 44
6 Arsenal 24 +14 42
7 Leicester City 24 +4 34
8 Burnley 24 -2 34
9 Everton 24 -13 28
10 Watford 24 -11 26
11 West Ham United 24 -12 26
12 AFC Bournemouth 24 -11 25
13 Crystal Palace 24 -15 25
14 Huddersfield Town 24 -22 24
15 Newcastle United 24 -12 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 -16 23
17 Stoke City 24 -25 23
18 Southampton 23 -11 21
19 West Bromwich Albion 24 -12 20
20 Swansea City 23 -21 17

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