United complete double over City
MANCHESTER United completed their first home and away Premier League double over Manchester City since the Sir Alex Ferguson era with a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford yesterday.
United’s opening goal was straight off the training ground with Bruno Fernandes surprising City’s defence with a sharply-taken chipped free-kick over the top to Anthony Martial whose volley sneaked under the arm of the diving Ederson. United substitute Scott McTominay made sure of the points in stoppage time after a dreadful throwout from Ederson straight to the Scotland midfielder who superbly drove the ball into the unguarded net from over 25 metres out.
Meanwhile, two goals in each half from a rampant Chelsea earned them a 4-0 victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton yesterday, cementing their place in the Premier League’s top four.
Mason Mount scored the first in the 14th minute. Seven minutes later Spain’s Pedro, revelling in space, latched on to a fine through ball from former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and picked his spot to the left of the advancing Jordan Pickford.
The home side doubled their lead in three second-half minutes. In the 51st the indefatigable Barkley set up Willian to shoot across goal and into the far corner from 20 metres with Pickford stranded. Then France striker Olivier Giroud poked the ball home from a Willian cross after a corner.