Manchester United ended Manchester City’s record-breaking 21-game winning run on Sunday when they won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A second-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandez and a 50th-minute goal from left-back Luke Shaw gave United a win that still leaves them 11 points behind their neighbors, but will give them local bragging rights and confidence for the rest of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defended magnificently and were lethal on the break, with Anthony Martial in excellent form in their win, and the only negative for Solskjaer was an ankle injury that forced Marcus Rashford off midway through the second half.
Daniel Amartey’s header two minutes from time had momentarily lifted Leicester City into second place ahead of United after a 2-1 win away to Brighton on Saturday night.
The defeat leaves Brighton deep in the battle to avoid relegation, even though Alan Lallana’s first goal for the club in the 10th minute had given them the lead.
Kelechi Iheanacho drew Leicester level from Youri Tielemans’ pass in the 62nd minute, as the visitors began to take control of the game before Amartey’s late winner.
Tottenham continue their recovery with a 4-1 win at home to Crystal Palace. Gareth Bale scored in the 25th and 49th minutes after two assists from Harry Kane, who also netted a brace.
Burnley made it five draws from their last five games at Turf Moor in their home game against Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 6th minute, but Granit Xhaka’s suicidal backpass rebounded off Chris Wood in the 39th minute to level the scores.