Manchester City saw their 21-game winning streak come to an end after a derby defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
Manchester City might be champions-elect but Manchester United showed their rivals can be beaten.
It was a tale of two records to be preserved for both sides. The Citizens were on a remarkable 21-game winning streak in all competitions prior to the game. For United, they were equally on a 21-game unbeaten run away from home prior to the game.
United took the lead within two minutes when Bruno Fernandes converted from the penalty spot after a clumsy foul by Gabriel Jesus.
Manchester City dominated all of the possession at the Etihad but were not their clinical selves in front of goal.
Luke Shaw then built on his recent impressive form by scoring the second for United in the second half.
Resolute defending and a lack of an effective touch in the final third ensured United won the game while keeping their unbeaten away form intact.
The result also means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the first manager in Man Utd’s history to win his first three Manchester derbies away from home.
That is City’s first loss in any competition since late November away at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The result is unlikely to change the course of the title race with Pep Guardiola’s men still 11 points clear of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
However, Manchester United can boast of ending their rivals’ unbeaten run in a result that adds more spice to the derby drama in this fixture over the years.
Manchester City: Ederson (5), Zinchenko (6), Stones (6), Dias (6), Cancelo (5), Gundogan (6), Rodri (7), De Bruyne (6), Sterling (6), Mahrez (5), Gabriel Jesus (5)
Manchester United: Henderson (7), Wan-Bissaka (6), Lindelof (6), Maguire (6), Shaw (8), McTominay (6), Fred (6), James (6), Fernandes (7), Rashford (7), Martial (6)
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