Cancelo, Silva shine in as City win Manchester derby 2-0

Sports Desk, Nov 6 (EFE).- Joao Cancelo was involved in both Manchester City goals on Saturday as the Cityzens brushed aside a shambolic Manchester United at Old Trafford, piling more pressure on the Red Devils’ coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

City, who dominated most of the game, got onto the scoreboard in the seventh minute, when Ivorian defender Eric Bailly tapped into his own goal from a low cross from Cancelo.

Pep Guardiola’s team struck again in the final minutes of the first half, as Manchester United defenders miscalculated a Cancelo cross, which his fellow countryman Bernardo Silva snuck beyond David de Gea.

The visitors could have increased their tally before the intermission if not for key interventions from the Spanish goalkeeper.

The defeat, the fourth in 11 Premier League matches for Man U, adds more pressure on Solskjær, who has been under fire for a series of dull performances and poor results.

The Norwegian has been repeatedly rescued by Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who made only a couple of first half attempts on target, failing to beat Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.

With the win, City jumped momentarily to the second spot with 23 points. EFE


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