Man City stay top while United fined their goal scoring touch.

Manchester City miss the chance to be crowned Champions as United stun them

At the top of the Premier League, Manchester City kept up their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win at Leicester City, maintaining their eight-point gap at the top.
Despite being the over whelming dominant side it took until the final minute of the first half before Brazilian international Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring from close range after some clever passing between Raheem Sterling and David Silva had opened up the Leicester defence.

The goal seemed to spark Leicester somewhat and it was minutes into the second half when the Foxes had their best chance, with Harry Maguires effort deflecting off City defender Fabian Delph before hitting the post.
Unfortunately for the home team, after narrowly missing out on the chance to level the game, City went straight up the other end and within 30 seconds had doubled their lead through Belgium International Kevin de Bruyne’s rocket of a finish.
The only real negative to the day for Pep Guardiola’s side was the loss of England defender John Stones to a hamstring injury that could see him side lined until Christmas.

Manchester Cities closest rivals at the minute Manchester United welcomed back a host of stars as they looked to keep up the pressure on the runaway league leaders.
With Paul Pogba back in the starting line-up and long term injuries Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rojo on the bench, United stormed to a 4-1 win as they set a new club record of 38 games unbeaten at Old Trafford.

Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle had the honour of scoring the opening goal, capitalising on Victor Lindelöf’s slip to but the away side 1-0 up after 14 minutes. However, that’s the closest they got to a surprise win as United started to get into their rhythm as the game progressed and equalised shortly before the break, with Pogba’s cross finding the head of Anthony Martial to score United’s first and on the stroke of half time they took the lead, with defender Chris Smalling getting a rare goal after good work from Ashley Young.

Pogba marked his return to the team with United’s third goal shortly after the restart before their Romelu Lukaku ended his goal drought with his first league goal since the end of September to make it 4-1. After two away defeats in the premier league this was a great way for the Red Devils to return to the form they started the season in and with the return of last season’s top goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic who came off the bench for the last 14 minutes only 7 months after having surgery on his cruciate knee ligament they could even get better.

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