United com­plete dou­ble over City

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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.

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