Premier League: De Bruyne, Mahrez lead City to 4-1 win over United in der

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice to allow Manchester City to outclass Manchester United for the second time this season, winning the der 4-1 on Sunday.
For City, a six-point lead was restored at the top of the Premier League over Liverpool. For United, the fourth Champions League spot has been surrendered for now after Arsenal won 3-2 at Watford.

“Especially the second-half, it was one of the highest levels we’ve played this year”
Pep Guardiola was pleased with his side’s performance during their 4-1 victory over Manchester United 👇
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 6, 2022
City took only five minutes to go in front, with Bernardo Silva cutting back for De Bruyne to shoot through United captain Harry Maguire’s legs and past goalkeeper David De Gea.
United leveled with a superb counterattack in the 22nd minute completed Jadon Sancho. Paul Pogba sprayed a fine ball to put the 21-year-old Sancho through on the left. The City academy graduate had a lot to do given he was up against Kyle Walker, but he cut past the right back and Rodri before bending a strike into the far corner from just inside the box.
City took only six minutes to regain the lead. Phil Foden brilliantly flicked the ball over Victor Lindelof before his shot was parried De Gea. Bernardo Silva’s follow-up shot was blocked before Alex Telles inadvertently poked the ball into the path of De Bruyne to score his second.

“They gave up and shame on them”
Roy Keane didn’t hold back on Manchester United’s second-half performance during their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City 👇
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 6, 2022
It was Mahrez’s turn to contribute the goals in the second half at the Etihad Stadium.
De Bruyne assed for his first, with a corner from the left met Mahrez with a stunning half-volley that flew in via a slight deflection off Maguire in the 68th.
There was initially an offside reprieve for United in the 90th but then the VAR review did allow Mahrez’s strike to count.
Taking into account the two league games between the neighbors this season, City has outscored United 6-1.

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