Premier League News: Manchester City too hot to handle for United in a one sided Derby

In the latest Premier League news, Manchester City moved six points clear of Liverpool after thrashing Manchester United 4-1 at the Etihad.

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In the latest Premier League news, Manchester City have restored their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a convincing 4-1 victory over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.City restored their gap at the top of the table to six points over Liverpool, who have a game in hand, after Jurgen Klopp's team had trimmed the lead down to three with a win over West Ham United on Saturday.

Premier League News: A closely contested first half

In the Latest Premier League news, Kevin De Bruyne scored a brace against United | Sportz Point

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De Bruyne put City ahead in the fifth minute, slotting home a low pulled-back pass from Bernardo Silva but United drew level through a superb curling shot from Jadon Sancho. But Belgian De Bruyne restored City's advantage finding the target after Phil Foden had powered into the area and seen his shot parried out by David De Gea. Man United were without Cristiano Ronaldo through injury and notably left Marcus Rashford on the bench, but they more than held their own during the first half.

Second half: 45 minutes of City dominance

However, it was one-way traffic in the second half as Man City utterly dominated their local rivals, and made it 3-1 when De Bruyne struck a corner deep to the edge of the box and Mahrez met it with a first-time drive which took a slight deflection off Harry Maguire.

In the Latest Premier League news, Riyad Mahrez scored a brace against United | Sportz Point

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Mahrez completed the victory with a goal that was initially flagged as offside but VAR found that Alex Telles had played the Algerian onside before he latched on to an Ilkay Gundogan pass and blasted in off the shoulder of De Gea.

City has 69 points from 28 games with Liverpool on 63 from 27 matches. United slips down to fifth place, a point behind Arsenal which has three games in hand.

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