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2017/2018 English Premier League
  • Marcus Rashford (45'+2')
  • David Silva (43')
  • Nicolás Otamendi (54')

Man City edge Manchester derby with 14th straight league win

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Man United 1-2 Man City: City 11 points clear (2:22)

Man City capitalized on two errors from rivals Man United to earn an away win and move 11 points clear in the Premier League. (2:22)

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over rivals Manchester United after Nicolas Otamendi fired Pep Guardiola's men to derby victory.

The much-anticipated 175th Manchester derby was comfortably the biggest game of the Premier League season, such was the need for Jose Mourinho's Reds to claw back their swashbuckling rivals.

But the gap between table-topping City and second-placed United grew to 11 points on Sunday as City triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford, where Otamendi volleyed home a second-half winner after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out David Silva's opener.

The untimely end to United's club record-equalling 40-match unbeaten home run strengthens their rivals' grip on the title after just 16 matches -- of which they have won the last 14 in a row.

That is a new top-flight record run within the same season and an outcome that looked likely after Silva gave City a deserved first-half lead, with the playmaker capitalising on a corner that had deflected off Romelu Lukaku.

United fortuitously went into the break level after Rashford capitalised on a Fabian Delph mistake, but the blue half of the city were not to be denied as Lukaku's hashed clearance allowed Otamendi to volley home early in the second half.

Ander Herrera was booked for diving in the box and Ederson Moraes produced an outstanding double save as the hosts tried to snatch a draw, but City move onto 46 points as a result of a victory that leaves Mourinho's men reeling.

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1 Manchester City 38 +79 100
2 Manchester United 38 +40 81
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +38 77
4 Liverpool 38 +46 75
5 Chelsea 38 +24 70
6 Arsenal 38 +23 63
7 Burnley 38 -3 54
8 Everton 38 -14 49
9 Leicester City 38 -4 47
10 Newcastle United 38 -8 44
11 Crystal Palace 38 -10 44
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14 Watford 38 -20 41
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -20 40
16 Huddersfield Town 38 -30 37
17 Southampton 38 -19 36
18 Swansea City 38 -28 33
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20 West Bromwich Albion 38 -25 31

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