Kevin De Bruyne put on a sublime performance to help Manchester City produce one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend in the Premier League. De Bruyne opened the scoring in the fifth minute before doubling their advantage in the 28th minute. Riyadh Mahrez scored the third in the 68th minute before Mahrez scored his second in the 90th minute.
Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Stones (6), Laporte (6), Cancelo (6), Rodri (7), De Bruyne (9), Mahrez (8), Bernardo Silva (7), Foden (7), Grealish (7).
Subs: Gundogan (6).
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Wan-Bissaka (4), Lindelof (5), Maguire (5), Telles (5), Fred (5), McTominay (5), Sancho (7), Fernandes (5), Pogba (5), Elanga (6).
Subs: Rashford (n/a), Lingard (n/a).
Man of the Match: Kevin de Bruyne
Man Utd interim manager Ralf Rangnick: “We played a good, if not decent first half. We were competitive. Difficult to concede an early goal. We came back, scored a brilliant goal ourselves then conceded another on the counter. It was a very difficult game against one of the best teams in the world. We conceded a fourth in the last minute of the game. It is a difficult game that shows we have a long way to go to close that gap.”
Man City manager Pep Guardiola: “It was a good one, especially the second half. It was one of the highest levels we have played in years. In the first half, they had more energy than the second half. In the second half, they struggled to press us as a consequence of the first half. They played a 4-2-4 and were very aggressive for Ralf and without Cristiano Ronaldo they can do that. They were incredibly impressive. We struggled without build-up.”
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