Pep Guardiola’s hope to stretch their margin to 17 points clear ended disastrously last weekend. In the Manchunian derby, the Citizen stumbled and suffered a crucial 0-2 loss. Bruno Fernandes gave the visitors the lead through his penalty and Luke Shaw’s overlap initiated United’s second goal of the game. Raheem Sterling and Co wasted at least three decent chances, something which Pep Guardiola has concerned lately. In the meantime, Chelsea managed to climb to the fourth and return to the UCL race after dismantling Everton. Ben Godfrey’s own goal opened the scoring and Jorginho’s penalty sealed their win. Meanwhile, the reigning Champions, Liverpool was beaten again at home. This time it was Fulham who took the advantage of The Reds’ crisis. Mario Lemina’s single goal was the only difference in the match.
Manchester City vs Manchester United 0-2
Goals: Bruno Fernandes (2), Luke Shaw (50)
Manchester City: Ederson Moraes – John Stones, Ruben Dias, Olexander Zichenko, Joao Cancelo (Kyle Walker 65) – Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne – Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Gabi Jesus (Phil Foden 71)
Manchester United: Dean Henderson – Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Viktor Lindelof, Aaron Wan Bissaka – Fred, Scott McTominay, Daniel James, Marcus Rashford (Mason Greenwood 73) – Bruno Fernandes (Brandon Williams 92), Anthony Martial (Nemanja Matic 88)
Another vital derby in La Liga between Atletico and Real Madrid also ended up in disappointment for the league leader. Both sides had to share spoils in a 1-1 draw. Luis Suarez netted an opener on 15th minute before Karim Benzema put Los Blancos back on a level term on 88th minute. Their contender, Barcelona took advantage of their encounter by sealing another victory on the road. This time they thumped Osasuna 2-0 by Jordi Alba’s and Ilaix Moriba’s goal. Both came from Messi’s assists. Ronald Koeman’s men are now only three points behind from Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 1-1
Goals: Luis Suarez (15); Karim Benzema (88)
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak – Felipe, Carlos Hermoso, Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier – Koke, Yannick Carrasco (Joao Felix 64) , Thomas Lemar (Saul Niguez 57), Marcos Llorente, Angel Correa (Geoffrey Kondogbia 82) – Luis Suarez.
Real Madrid: Thibault Cortois – Nacho, Raphael Varane, Lucas Vaszquez, Ferland Mendy – Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos – Rodrygo (Vinicius Jr 60), Marco Asencio (Federico Valverde 60), Karim Benzema