Nicolas Otamendi scores Manchester City's second goal against Manchester United

Manchester City stretched their lead at the top of the table to 11 points and created Premier League history with a 14th successive victory this season as they overcame Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola’s side also ended United’s 40-match unbeaten run at home – which stretched back to their win here in September 2016 – to strike a potentially decisive blow against their closest rivals in the title race.

City took the lead their vast superiority deserved when man-of-the-match David Silva hooked home from close range after confusion at a corner on 42 minutes, only for United to be handed a lifeline in first-half stoppage time when poor defending from Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph allowed Marcus Rashford to steal in for a composed finish.

Otamendi made amends nine minutes after the break when Romelu Lukaku – who had a nightmare game – lashed at a clearance in the area and the City defender pounced on the rebound to score.

City, who have dropped only two points in their first 16 games, had opportunities to extend their lead but it was keeper Ederson who made the decisive late intervention with a miraculous double late save from the luckless Lukaku and substitute Juan Mata.

Guardiola’s side become the first team to win 14 successive Premier League games in a single season, also levelling Arsenal’s outright top-flight record, set between between February and August 2002.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 25A Valencia
  • 12Smalling
  • 5RojoBooked at 36minsSubstituted forLindelöfat 45′minutes
  • 18YoungBooked at 90mins
  • 21HerreraBooked at 79minsSubstituted forMataat 82′minutes
  • 31Matic
  • 11Martial
  • 14LingardSubstituted forIbrahimovicat 76′minutes
  • 19RashfordBooked at 63mins
  • 9R Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 2Lindelöf
  • 4Jones
  • 8Mata
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 20Romero
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominay

Man City

  • 31Ederson
  • 2WalkerBooked at 4mins
  • 4KompanySubstituted forGündoganat 45′minutes
  • 30Otamendi
  • 18Delph
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 21SilvaBooked at 73mins
  • 7Sterling
  • 33JesusSubstituted forMangalaat 59′minutes
  • 19SanéSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bravo
  • 3Danilo
  • 8Gündogan
  • 10Agüero
  • 15Mangala
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 35Zinchenko
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
74,847

Match Stats

Home TeamMan UtdAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United 1, Manchester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester United 1, Manchester City 2.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Ashley Young.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by David de Gea.

Attempt saved. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a through ball.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Anthony Martial.

Booking

Ashley Young (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Bernardo Silva replaces Leroy Sané.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ederson (Manchester City) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

Offside, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Juan Mata is caught offside.

Offside, Manchester United. Ashley Young tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Juan Mata replaces Ander Herrera.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Booking

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Offside, Manchester United. Victor Lindelöf tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Offside, Manchester United. Ashley Young tries a through ball, but Marcus Rashford is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Zlatan Ibrahimovic replaces Jesse Lingard.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ederson.

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Fabian Delph (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Silva (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by David de Gea.

Attempt saved. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leroy Sané.

Attempt missed. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City).

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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