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Summary

  1. Man City beat Man Utd to go 11 points clear
  2. City set record for 14 straight wins in a season
  3. Otamendi scores winner after Silva & Rashford goals
  4. Result: Liverpool 1-1 Everton
  5. Salah's 19th goal of season, Rooney earns point with penalty
  6. Result: Southampton 1-1 Arsenal - Giroud header cancels out Austin strike

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Southampton 1-1 Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side's slow start in games is becoming a problem, after they scraped a draw against Southampton.

Substitute Olivier Giroud glanced in a superb late header to salvage a point after the Gunners had trailed since the third minute.

"In the last two weeks unfortunately we are losing points after a bad start," said Wenger, who saw his side concede twice in the first 11 minutes of the 3-1 defeat by Manchester United eight days previously.

"I felt the Manchester United game played a bit of a part in the head of our defenders," he said.

"They were a bit apprehensive to start well again and that's why it is sometimes not good to talk about the problem because you create a bigger one."

Liverpool 1-1 Everton

It's safe to say the two managers disagreed.

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Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Jurgen Klopp says refereeing of derby was 'unfair'

Angry Klopp blames ref

Liverpool 1-1 Everton

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accused referee Craig Pawson of "opening the door" for Everton to take a point against his dominant side in the Merseyside derby.

Everton captain Wayne Rooney equalised from the spot after Pawson ruled Dejan Lovren's push on Dominic Calvert-Lewin was worthy of a penalty.

Liverpool took the lead through Mohamed Salah's sublime curling finish from an angle towards the end of the first half, which was deserved reward for the command shown by Klopp's in-form side.

Sadio Mane wasted a fine opportunity to double the lead before Everton, who had only one shot on target from open play, were awarded the 77th-minute penalty.

"Calvert-Lewin is smart and takes a step but even then it's nothing," said an angry Klopp in a bad-tempered interview with Sky Sports.

"The referees don't understand that the player is doing that."

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Is it time Lukaku got dropped? Play Martial through the middle with Rashford and Lingard either side?

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They say you can't win the title by Christmas but you can lose it. Everyone else has lost it so by default City have won it!

Darren H

United don’t have the quality players in depth so it puts more pressure on the very few we have who are good enough to play for the club it’s made worse by having a manager who doesn’t know how to change it or when to change it, can you believe he left Martial and Lukaku on? City are miles ahead. Mourinho is also past his sell by date.

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

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The time has come for all of Europe's top referees to be pooled and games in the Premier League, La Liga, Lique 1 and Serie A to be refereed by international class officials. The refereeing had no bearing on the outcome of the game, but the game was too big for Michael Oliver. How can you book Rashford for dissent bouncing the ball, but Jesus isn't for a deliberate trip? I have no clue why Matic was booked. Kompany two feet off the ground - no card. Rojo booked for competing. As for Jose I'm sorry he's been found wanting since his return including winning the League. Well done to City if they can get decisions like that all season they should romp it.

Paul, Manchester

'Title race isn't over'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

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Manchester City defender Kyle Walker, speaking to MOTD: "It’s a very big three points. In the build up to the game there was a lot of pressure on us."

Asked if the title race was over, Walker added: "No, not at all. There's still a lot of football to be played. We've got a big game at Swansea on Wednesday and then we've got Tottenham.

"It's not over yet and we need to keep our feet on the floor. The gaffer won't let us take our feet off the ground. It’s a step in the right direction, it's a positive step."

'We were better'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on BBC Radio 5 live: "We won in Old Trafford again, that is why I am the most pleased and of course for the three points. We played good, with a lot of courage. I'm so satisfied.

"We won because we were better. We are still in December, if we have 11 points when we play the second derby in April then maybe I will tell you that we have the title."

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Somebody mentioned De Gea wasn't tested. At the end of the day Man City dominated and United were lucky to get the goal they did due to defensive mistake. If that didn't happen, it would have been a better result for City. All United did was park the bus as they always do. All 10 players defending and only Lukaku waiting in the middle of the pitch for a counter. City deserving winners.

Anonymous

People claiming that City are only winning because the Premier League as a whole is so poor seem to forget we have five English teams in the knock-out stages of the Champions League!

Paul, Manchester

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Manchester United posted a 35% possession figure, their lowest at Old Trafford in the Premier League since 2003-04

'We are an honest team - he talks about the referee'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports: "The personality to play here is what I want. We can play this way in England. People said we couldn’t play the way we did in Barcelona in England but it is possible and we did it.

"I knew that last season. Always I believed we could do it. Everyone can play how they want, that’s why football is so beautiful. I’m happy to go to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford and to beat them in this way.

"Football is incredible. We spoke about how to play United but never set-pieces offensively, and then we score two. Football is unpredictable.

"This win means a lot in the way we played for our confidence but in three days we go to Swansea in the winter time. We are going to face a lot of difficulties. In December it’s impossible to be champions but it’s good for us."

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On Jose Mourinho saying his side should have had a penalty:"Last season it was the same – we won here and it was the referee. Today as well. Yesterday he spoke about the referee. We are an honest team. We had 75% ball possession, which means we wanted to play. We came here and did that."

On Mourinho's comments that Man City players go down easily:"It’s not true that my players go down easily. That is not an argument I believe."

And on Vincent Kompany going off injured: "Vinnie is always like this – unfortunately we can’t count on him for a long time."

'Unbelievable goals to concede'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

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More from United boss Jose Mourinho: "The referee is a human being and he tried his best. He was very committed to have a good match which I think he had but made one mistake which was a crucial mistake.

"They scored two goals which were quite unbelievable to concede. They scored two goals out of nothing with rebounds....two easy goals. We did good things, we did bad things.

"I think they are a very good team, they are lucky, they have decisions in their favour."

On the title race: "I'm pretty sure everyone is going to fight for points and try and reduce the distance, but the advantage is a very good one."

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Manchester United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to MOTD: "Like last season, we had a penalty with City - Bravo on Rooney. This season is the same. But Michael was unlucky as it was a clear penalty.

"Two bad goals. Not what you expect to concede. City have good qualities. They have a huge percentage of ball but their creation we kept control of.

"We did enough to win the game? It depends on your perspective. They had more of the ball and apparently more control because they kept the ball more than us. But I think the players fought enough. Without any analysing the match is made of incidents and the penalty was a big incident."

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Bizarre: Are City really just that good? Or has the Premier League become that poor? You can't call a league competitive with an 11 point gap difference between 1st and 2nd.

Andrew: The worst thing about the United result today is that it was kind of expected.

'I feel sorry for Michael Oliver'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Sport: "My first reaction is I feel sorry for referee Michael Oliver because he had a very good match but unfortunately he made an important mistake.

"The result was made with a big penalty not given [on Ander Herrera]. That would have been 2-2 with 20 minutes to go

"Michael was unlucky because it was a clear penalty."

Asked whether the title race is over, Mourinho adds: "Probably, yes.

"Manchester City are a very good team and they are protected by the luck, and the gods of football are behind them."

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It has never felt better to be a City fan!!

Ginny

United are red, Manchester is blue, City won, Two assists for Lukaku.

Jon, Weston-super-Mare

Tactics cost us dearly today, when we took game to City in second-half we were matching them. Jose really needs to move forward with the times - totally deserved for City today.

Kev, disappointed United fan

Is the race over?

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

In his first interview Jose Mourinho said 'I don't know' when asked if the title race was over. In the second one he said 'probably, yes.'

By his 20th interview he will be in a relegation fight...

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Jose Mourinho also says Manchester City are 'lucky' and get 'a lot of decisions.'

'Far too early'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

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Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, on Sky: "It is the sweetest [win] of the lot. Derbies are always like this - hectic and end to end - but we stuck to it. I am going to celebrate this in there [the changing room] in a minute.

On his error for United's goal: "I am learning on the game, game by game. I anticipated him winning the header and he didn't. Thankfully I have team-mates who can pull me out of the wars. They have done well for me today.

On winning the title: "It is far too early. We take each game as it comes. We are not looking in the past or future, just on the day.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne: "Lots of teams lost points this weekend so it is a big one for us [the win]. We have to enjoy it and then focus again for Wednesday.

"It is a big gap. If we slip up we are still in the lead. We can't be complacent. We need to do what we have all year. I prefer to be 11 points ahead than 11 points behind that's for sure."

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The so-called ‘most competitive league in the world’ is over before Christmas.

Alex, Oxfordshire

United were absolutely pathetic. We looked petrified of City and let them win. We have no right to call ourselves title contenders when we play like that against our biggest challengers.

Alex

Everyone is raving about how dominate city were but in the end all the goals came down to defensive mistakes. Didn’t really test De Gea at all, should’ve been a draw.

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'Clear penalty'

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Jose Mourinho's first comment in his first interview: "We should have a clear penalty..."

One bookmaker has already paid out in fact. A sign of City's dominance is that Celtic are only five points clear in Scotland.

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Stuart: Congratulations to Manchester City. Premier League champions 2017-18. So obvious the bookies may as well pay out on it. no way that team is dropping 11 points.

Ari: Well that was a short season. Title race well and truly over, Man City have won the league, guess the exciting thing left this season is the relegation battle and race for 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Lotak: Good weekend for Spurs. Brilliant weekend for City

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Why play counter attacking football at home? Attack is the best form of defence.

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

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City's 14-game winning run is the joint-best in the English top-flight alongside Arsenal's run between February & August 2002.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Is that the title in the bag? What will Jose Mourinho say in his post-match interviews?The ref's fault? Pogba?

'City toyed with United'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Dominant from City, they've toyed with United at times and gone 11 points clear.

They were tactically better and it could have been more than two.

Brilliant from Pep Guardiola's men.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Manchester City are 11 points clear (eleven) and the whole staff of the club celebrate in front of a rapturous away end at Old Trafford.

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FULL-TIME

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Comfortable in the end. Masterful from Manchester City, who are streets ahead of their nearest challengers on that evidence.

It's a first defeat at Old Trafford in 41 games for United. City win a 14th league win in a row!

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Dubsguy: This game encapsulates everything wrong with Mourinho, his tactics and what he is doing to United. Something has got to change.

Richard: Sometimes in football, you don't get what you deserve. Today, both teams got exactly what they deserved.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Chance to seal it, Raheem Sterling frees Bernanrdo Silva and he doesn't get a shot away, Antonio Valencia makes a tackle.

Kevin de Bruyne then sends Silva in again, he is driven wide and his shot is easily saved by David de Gea. Two chances to seal it.

'United badly miss Pogba'

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

The biggest thing for United has been the total lack of creativity.

Everyone said it when he was sent off at Arsenal last weekend, and it's been proven true - they miss Paul Pogba.

No one in a red shirt is passing the ball forward; he is so important to this Manchester United side.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Apparently Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are set to do 20 (twenty) post-match V interviews today. That's insane.

From the look on Jose's face we can expect maybe 100 words in total.

INJURY TIME

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

FOUR minutes added on. Jose wants more.

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YELLOW CARD

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

City keeping it in the corner now, slowing play down and managing the game well.

Ashley Young is booked for lashing the shins of Raheem Sterling. Frustration.

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Will we get one more chance?

SUBSTITUTION

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

You never want to compare hypotheticals but there's no way Claudio Bravo would have kept that out. A big moment in the game, in the season maybe.

Leroy Sane is replaced by Bernardo Silva as we tick into the final moments.