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Manchester United Vs Manchester City Today At 12:30pm

10 Sep

Manchester derby will lighting the Old
Tradfold after the international break.
Both teams are currently on top on the
summit.
Manchester City continued their 100%
start to the season with a victory over
West Ham that took them to the top of
the Premier League.
City scored first when Raheem Sterling
finished off a superb team move and
Fernandinho headed in a second from
Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick.
West Ham pulled a goal back in the
second half when Michail Antonio
nodded in Arthur Masuaku’s cross.
Sterling added his second late on when
he stroked home from a tight angle.
Relive City’s 3-1 win over West Ham
The season may be in its infancy but
already the title contenders have put
down a few markers with three games
gone.
A blistering start – underpinned by the
attacking triumvirate of Sterling, Sergio
Aguero and Nolito – yielded a slick goal
finished off by Sterling.
It was not just the polished passing and
intense pressing which caught the eye.
City’s second goal ensured four of their
nine Premier League goals this season
have come from set-pieces.
That they could not convert their first-
half dominance into more goals will be
mildly concerning to Guardiola as they
allowed West Ham back into the contest
after the break.
However, a steely response to see out
the victory when put under pressure,
before Sterling calmly passed the ball
into the net in injury time, will have
pleased the City boss.
Rejuvenated Sterling proving his worth
Last season Sterling did little to justify
the £49m City paid Liverpool for him in
July 2015, while Euro 2016 with England
proved to be a nadir in a difficult 12
months.
Inevitably it led to questions about
whether his burgeoning talent would
ever be realised at City, and more
pertinently in the short term whether
he would feature in Guardiola’s
immediate plans.
The Catalan’s ruthless streak – as
goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Yaya
Toure are finding out – has come to the
fore early in his tenure.
Sterling, though, has been rejuvenated
by Guardiola and his two goals put the
gloss on another impressive display.
With three assists so far in this
campaign, he has had a hand in five
goals in four games.
By contrast, he was involved in just four
goals in his last 17 appearances under
Guardiola’s predecessor Manuel
Pellegrini.
If Sterling’s form can be sustained over
the course of the 2016-17 season, he
will emerge as a key component in
City’s quest for silverware.
Substitute Marcus Rashford scored an
injury-time winner as Manchester
United finally overhauled a stubborn
Hull at a sodden KCOM Stadium.
The 18-year-old – making his first
appearance of the season – steered
home Wayne Rooney’s cross to spark
wild celebrations on the away bench.
Moments earlier, David Meyler had
blazed over in a rare Hull attack.
But it was a deserved win for United,
who had gone close though Rooney,
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
United and Chelsea are now the only
Premier League sides with a 100%
record from three games, with
Manchester City – who have two wins
from two games – playing West Ham on
Sunday.

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