Manchester City were all smiles after they humbled Manchester United by two unanswered goals at the back yard of the home team on the night. This win is very significant in their quest to win the 2018-2019 Premier League title. Have secured the all-important 2-0 win over the reds, at Old Trafford, they are on top of the table with a point difference of one and goals scored difference of 67 with 89 points.
Liverpool who are currently second on the league table will be looking forward to winning all their last four games and hope that, Manchester City drops valuable points along the line.
At the end of end to end action, City bagged all the three points at stake at Old Trafford with goals from Bernardo Silva and substitute Leroy Sane in the second half.
Both Goals are the mistakes of David de Gea
Both goals could have been dealt with if United goalkeeper David de Gea was in the best of shape. He apologized via social media after United were walloped 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. From the way Manchester continues to suffer losses, fans will soon be asking questions about the quality that David de Gea brings to the team.
The opener by Bernardo’s opener 9 minutes into the second half and the second goal 12 minutes later were all scored beating the goalkeeper at the near posts.
Manchester United came into the game to beat Manchester City for the bragging rights after their poor show against Everton but, they suffered two answered goals from a better team that is hungry to win the league. On the night the best team prevailed.
Records set on the night
On the night, Manchester city did not only win but also set a new record haven scored 157 goals this season in all competitions. This is the highest goal any English team has scored in a single season. The beat their own record set in the 2013-14 league season in which they netted 156 goals. Manchester United also made history repeat itself, they lost their seventh (7th) game out of their last nine (9) matches. The last time this happened was way back in 1962
We expect them to score more goals with four games left to be played. We could get some 6 more goals from the current league leaders who are in a good position to be crowned champions and win their first back to back league title in their history.
How does this play out well if Liverpool is to win the league? They must win against Newcastle and Huddersfield and pray that City drops valuable points or loses at least one of their matches. But with the trophy at stake, City will surely be strategizing by now. Both teams have their faith and destiny in their hands. The mathematical calculations and permutations will not work this time around.