Manchester City inflict a stunning 2-1 Derby win over Manchester United at Old Trafford to record their fourteenth consecutive win in the Premier League. This equals the record set by arsenal in 2002 and keeps them 11 points clear at the top of the table.
In a match of high tempo, lightening quick attacks and outstanding goalkeeping form both ends, it was three errors at the back that resulted in all the goals.
Lukaku would be blamed for City’s goals but the same could be said of Fabian Delph. At the end, the best team (by a yard) took the maximum points in the Derby and all arguments about refereeing mistakes won’t count in the face of Pep Guardiola’s classy assemblage.
It is two weeks to go before Christmas and 22 matches still to go, but City have done themselves proud by going one better than their major rivals. At this pace, the question is not whether they will win the league but the possibility of doing that without losing.
While it is true that football is unpredictable, the Premier League more so; Manchester City look the real deal ticking all the points in the right departments.
Will an injury to Kevin De Bryune, Raheem Sterling, David Silva or the brilliant Elderson turn the tide against Guardiola’ side? It is possible.
On the other hand, if the types of results the Citizens have been piling up count for anything, it should be safe to say that the league is theirs to lose.