Man City vs Manchester United Highlights: City thrashes United 4-1 after De Bruyne, Mahrez braces

Man City vs Man United LIVE: Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League clash played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: Riyad Mahrez scored Manchester City's third goal against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League clash played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. This was Nihit Sachdeva bringing you the minute-by-minute updates.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.

Match report: Manchester Derby: City thrashes United 4-1, stays six points ahead of Liverpool

FULL TIME: Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United

90+3' GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! Another excellent move by City with Mahrez eventually beating De Gea to score City's fourth goal. It was initially ruled offside but VAR has changed the decision.

89' SO CLOSE!!! Gundagon mishits after a delightful cross inside the box from Grealish. It should have been 4-1 and he knows that.

86' The City supporters are doing the 'Poznan' now - a celebration in which the fans turn their backs to the pitch signalling that the win is sealed and there is nothing left to be seen anymore.

84' The Etihad is buzzing at every City pass and it does not look like it will get a reason to stop anytime soon.

81' SHOT! It would have been an outrageous goal had Cancelo's bicycle made it beyong De Gea's gloves into the bottom left of the United goal.

80' SUBSTITUTION - Kevin De Bruyne, after two goals and an assist, makes way for Ikay Gundogan.

76' Manchester United simply unable to even reach the City box at this moment. It has been all Manchester City in the second half.

73' SHOT!!! Manchester City is not satisfied and is going for more. Mahrez strikes another from the right but De Gea blocks it away for a corner.

69' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! A beautiful goal from Riyad Miahrez after De Bruyne's corner evaded everyone to find the Algerian on the edge of the box who took it on the volley.

67' Corner for City.  A patient play from the men in blue and ultimately, Cancelo had the ball inside the United box but perhaps he took a bit longer to release it as it allowed Wan-Bissaka to deflect it for a corner.

64' SUBSTITUTION - Jesse Lingard on for Anthony Elanga and Marcus Rashford replaces Paul Pogba.

63' BOOKING - Yellow card for Maguire who had no option except to foul Silva as City llooked set to launch yet another counter-attack.

62' Kevind De Bruyne sends the free kick through the wall straight into the palms of De Gea.

61' Quick move from City. Mahrez marches on before being brought down by Fred on the edge of the United box.

60' Fred sees Elanga running towards the City box and releases the ball in time. However, Elanga's first touch was enough for Cancelo to get back and clear the ball for a United corner.

58' A couple of corners for City but nothing too clinical.

56' SHOT!!! Set piece for City from the right of the United box. De Bruyne took it and passed it to Mahrez who struck it from outside the box but had too much on it sending it way over the bar.

54' Excellent work from Jack Grealish who received the ball in his own half and then burst through the middle to the United box before releasing it for Mahrez who struck it only to be deflected by Fred for a corner.

52' Fernandes see Elanga making the run through the centre and sends the ball but the pace on it allows Cancelo to reach first and clear it away.

50' Wan-Bissaka takes too much time to reach the ball near his own box. Foden notices it and shoves him away with ease to have a shot but eventually sends it wide.

48' Error from Wan-Bissaka. He could have put the ball away for a corner but the indecision allowed Bernardo Silva to snatch the ball and pass it to De Bruyne who went for a third goal but the United defense did well to stop it.

46' And the second half begins.

It has been an exciting first half in this Manchester Derby. While City has looked the better side, United is not too far behind. Stay tuned for the next 45 minutes because we are in for a cracker!

HALF-TIME: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United

45+3' CORNER for United. Telles sends it in, the ball bounces off Maguire and Ederson easily pouches it.

Three extra minutes.

45' Foul on Foden by Lindelof near the halfway mark. City takes the free kick quickly releasing Mahrez on the right who cuts in and takes a shot low to De Gea's right and the Spanish goalkeeper does well to deflect it away.

42' SHOT! Sancho blazes it over going for another equaliser. Fernandes had started the attack but City defense came in time to deny him the chance to take a shot which forced United to string a couple of passes before finding Sancho on the left.

40' Pogba tries a sloppy back pass to McTominay and De Bruyne latches on to it to initiate a counter with Foden steaming on the left. De Bruyne eventually releases the ball but perhaps it was a little too tight to score from that angle as Foden sends his shot wide off the far post.

37' The game resumes with United once again chasing City.

34' Game has been stopped for a few minutes apparently because a supporter has suddenly had some health issues.

29' De Bruyne is the first player to score a brace in the Manchester derby in seven years. Last time, it was former City striker Sergio Aguero who did it in April 2015.

28' GOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! It is Kevin De Bruyne again who restores City's lead. United's failure to clear the ball after first two efforts from City ultimately costs them and leaves De Gea fuming. Rightly so.

25' City comes close to grabbing a second as Foden's header following a Bernardo Silva cross loops dangerously before striking the bar.

21' GOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! Parity restored and it is the former City kid Jadon Sancho. It looked like City was on the verge of scoring another when Walker provided an audacious long rage cross to Grealish who went inside the United box before Fred stopped him. From there, a stupendous counter-attack from United has resulted in the equaliser.

18' De Bruyne is unstoppable at the moment. He easily goes past Lindelof on the left to take a shot from a tight angle. De Gea blocks it away and Maguire kicks it away before Foden could get to the rebound. City players appeal for a penalty.

16' City on the attack again. De Bruyne goes for a long ranger this time. However, a diving Harry Maguire blocks it.

15' Quick Free kick for United after a reckless challenge from behind on Fernandes by Grealish.

12' More possession for United but it is unable to utilise it.

8' Fernandes creates an opportunity for Fred inside the City box but Ederson does well to save the shot.

7' United does well to not sit back straight away and continues to play positively.

5' GOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Not settling anymore. City strikes first and it is captain Kevin De Bruyne who slots it into the back of the net following an excellent cross from the left by Bernardo Silva.

3' Both teams trying to settle down as quickly as possible. No chances created yet.

1' And live action begins.

KICK-OFF

9:55PM: Five minutes until Kick off and the teams have stepped out of the tunnels wearing t-shirts with "No War" written on them.

9:45PM: Just 15 minutes to go for the kickoff. Here are some visuals from the warm-ups:

Manchester City's Kyle Walker warms up prior to the Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Manchester United's Scott McTominay warms up prior to the Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium.   -  REUTERS

9:35PM: Reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw are missing from today's Manchester United squad:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up a hip injury
  • Edinson Cavani too is short of match fitness and is expected to be ready for next week's home tie against Spurs
  • Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane both have tested positive for COVID-19

9:30PM: In case you missed it, here is what happened the last time these two sides met this season: Manchester United loses another derby with a 2-0 loss to Manchester City

9:20PM: Here are some interesting stats (via Premier League) -

  • This is 50th Manchester Derby. Wins for City - 16, wins for United - 24, draws - 9
  • City is looking to complete the league double over United for just the second time under Pep Guardiola, having previously done so in 2018/19
  • Manchester United is looking to win four consecutive matches in all competitions at Manchester City for the first time since between November 1993 and November 2000.

9PM: LINE-UPS!!!

Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne (c), Silva, Mahrez, Foden

Manchester United: De Gea (GK), Lindelof, Maguire (c), Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Fred, Fernandes, Sancho, McTominay, Elanga

Match preview

For a couple of hours on Sunday, Liverpool fans will throw off their usual disdain for Manchester United and be rooting for their great rival as it takes on Manchester City.

With Liverpool beating West Ham United on Saturday, it has closed the gap in the Premier League title race to three points having played the same amount of games.

If United beats City at The Etihad, Liverpool's title destiny would be in its own hands. It is a big if, however, as United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick faces his biggest test since coming in to replace sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man Utd needs to develop similar 'corporate identity' to Man City  

While United is unbeaten in its last eight league games under the German, only one was against a top-six team, four have ended in draws including a 0-0 home stalemate with relegation-threatened Watford last time out, and fans are still struggling to work out a recognisable style of football.

City, while suffering a blip in a 3-2 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in its previous home game, has won 15 of its last 17 Premier League games and allowing United to sabotage its title hopes is unthinkable.

United did win on its last league visit to The Etihad almost a year ago, although that 2-0 triumph merely delayed City's procession to a third title in four years.

Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw were on target that day and Fernandes has raised the stakes ahead of Sunday's clash, especially with United's hopes of finishing in the top four hanging in the balance.

City expecting difficult derby against 'aggressive' United attack, says Guardiola  

"It's one of those games where we know what it means for the city, for the fans, for the club and for ourselves," he said. "It's a game we want to win at all costs."

United is in fourth place but its grip on the last Champions League qualification spot is precarious. The side has 47 points from 27 games, two more than fifth-placed West Ham United and sixth-placed Arsenal, but Arsenal has three games in hand and is in the driving seat.

(via Reuters)

Where can you watch?

Premier League matches will be telecast on the Star Network and can be streamed live on the OTT Platform Disney Hotstar +.