Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League, adding another defeat to Manchester United with a 2-0 derby win at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
In the second half, Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane City scored one point over title rival Liverpool with three remaining games in the campaign. With their second goal they also exceeded their own record from the time five years ago. This season, the English national player scored the 157th place in all competitions this season.
United defeat for the third defeat A single goal was their seventh defeat in their last nine games, giving them three points and two places outside the top four.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five changes to the team that lost 4-0 in Everton on Sunday. and his team played as if they had a point to prove when they declared high speed from the start.
Paul Pogba's hovering pass over the top was volleyed full-distance by Jesse Lingard before a quick counterattack was triggered. As city goalkeeper Ederson won a foot race with advancing Marcus Rashford,
Rashford took the spirited but United's hectic first half together as he gathered the ball in midfield, turned around and scored an ambitious goal from 40 yards.
City produced their most fluent attack just before the break. David Silva and Sergio Aguero went past three defenders for Raheem Sterling, but the English striker failed to beat David De Gea from eight yards out.
Lingard may have been fortunate enough to avoid making a booking in the first half of the break when he caught Ilkay Gundogan's ankle after he won the ball in a scuba diving device. However, Fernandinho was City's first substitute, taking a break just five minutes into the break and giving Sane a place.
The city soon took the lead when Gundogan fed Bernardo Silva on the right. The Portuguese midfielder started at isolated Luke Shaw (19459017) and made a deep strike in the near post of De Gea for his 13th goal of the season.
Moments later, both teams could have scored goals. Aguero squeezed the outside of the post at one end before Lingard hit Rashford's chip across the city at the other end.
Pogba had the opportunity to force a first rescue of Ederson, but the French midfielder fired a free-kick from a good position straight into the wall and his follow shot was also blocked.
United lost their pace in the first half and Sane defeated them 2-0 after 66 minutes as his low blow came from the left inside position. The back of the net despite a violent touch by the dull boots of De Gea.
It was another moral defeat for United, whose dwindling hopes for the Champions League qualifiers on Sunday will face another tough test as four-man rival Chelsea head to Old Trafford. The city now knows that the victories against Burnley, Leicester and Brighton in their remaining games guarantee that they will retain their championship title.