Manchester United ended Manchester City’s 21-game winning streak in all competitions on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League. The result is unlikely to affect the title race, with Pep Guardiola’s side still 11 points ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, but City’s dominance has come to an end thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw.
United took the lead after two minutes when the Portuguese striker converted from the penalty spot following a sloppy Foul by Gabriel Jesus, and it was the Red Devils who scored the crucial second goal five minutes into the second half, with the Englishman converting from a Marcus Rashford assist.
Despite their statistical dominance, City’s finishing was poor, with nine shots off goal compared to United’s one. City had more than 60% possession, but the chances they generated were still of poor quality.
The city hasn’t lost in any game since late November when they lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, and now everyone facing Guardiola’s side, including Spurs in the League Cup final, will see how it’s done.
On a day when defending champions Liverpool fell further out of continental contention, United ensured that they are second in the UEFA Champions League standings behind City, and are better positioned to profit if City capitulates.