Manchester City’s title bid looking smoother following their thrilling 2-1 win over their closet rival, Manchester United on Sunday.
Playing away from home didn’t stop City from taking a positive approach with their attacking display and ball possession style straight from kick off.
The visitor’s early domination was eventually rewarded when David Silva puts them in front on 43 minutes.
Just as they looked to be heading into half time break with a 1-0 lead, Man United got themselves an equalizing goal through Marcus Rashford capitalizing on a defensive error from City’s defender.
After the break, that tie got even more interesting with Jose Mourinho’s men starting to play more aggressive and direct in going forward.
However, it was Pep Guardiola’s men that regained their advantage, this time from an effort by Nicolas Otamendi.
Despite their efforts in the remaining minutes, United failed to get another goal as they must settle for a disappointing home defeat against their arch rival.
In other games, two top four contenders, Arsenal and Liverpool both failed to grab all three points after being held by their opponents.
The Gunners picked up a point on their away fixture against Southampton thanks to Olivier Giroud’s second half goal, which canceled out Charlie Austin’s early strike.
While at Merseyside derby, Liverpool also found themselves drawing 1-1 against Everton after Wayne Rooney’s equalizer rescued a point for The Toffees which trailed 1-0 at half time through Mohamed Salah’s effort.
Full Results for English Premier League Sunday fixtures:
Southampton 1-1 Arsenal; Liverpool 1-1 Everton; Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City.