Man City snuffs out Man U’s PL progress with 3-0 victory

Johannesburg, Mar 26: Manchester City has put the brakes on the recent Premier League revival of their archrivals Manchester United by defeating them 3-0 at the Old Trafford on Tuesday.

United had been encouraged by wins over Olympiakos and West Ham United, but City closed on Premier League leaders Chelsea with their victory, which put them ahead in the 150th league derby between the teams and the hosts never threatened to respond.

According to Sport24, Edin Dzeko put the visitors in control with his first goal in only 43 seconds and then claimed his second goal early in the second half before Yaya Toure added a late third to leave Manuel Pellegrini’s side three points behind leaders Chelsea, with two games in hand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Arsenal.

The Bosnia international’s brace gave City a third consecutive victory at Old Trafford and prevented United from avenging their 4-1 humiliation at the Etihad Stadium in September, the report added. (ANI)