By David J
Manchester United appeared closer to recovering their best form after managing draws against West Brom and Chelsea in the last few matches. Yet, it all came crashing down after yet another defeat against Manchester City.
After playing second fiddle to United for a long time, City have been the team to beat in the Manchester derby over the last few years. The situation did not change after Sunday’s match, as Louis Van Gaal’s team suffered a 1-0 defeat. Premier League top four odds from Betfair has pushed United from third to fourth in the favourites for a top four finish. United are now 4/5 compared to Arsenal, who move up a place to third, at 4/11.
It is not surprising given that Arsenal enjoy a four-point advantage over United with
Updated 4th November 2014 at 09:44 AM by Veritas
Performance of the week was Yaya Toure's brilliant man of the match display in, probably, Manchester City’s title winning performance at Newcastle United.
This week's goal of the week goes to Sergio Aguero for his first and Manchester City’s second against Norwich City.
Sunderland win this week's performance of the week for ending Manchester City’s 100% home record.
- Manchester City went in to the game with the chance of equalling Liverpool’s all-time top division record of 21 consecutive home wins which has stood since 1972.
- Despite their revival under Martin O’Neill, Sunderland had won only one of their last five away games in the Premier League.
- Sunderland have not won at Manchester City since 1998 and lost 11 of their 15 previous Premier League meetings including all seven in Manchester.
- Against the odds, Sunderland came within minutes of pulling off one of the shock results of the season and certainly put a severe dent into City’s title ambitions.
- Seb Larsson scored either side of a Nicklas Bendtner header
Performance: Manchester City’s 6-1 win at Manchester United
Too early to say if there’s been a seismic shift in power but, in arguably the most amazing result in Premier League history...
- City scored six in a Manchester derby for the first time since 23 January 1926 to equal their biggest ever win at Old Trafford and the biggest margin of victory in a Manchester derby.
- Only their second win at Old Trafford since 1974 ended United’s run of 37 home matches without defeat in all competitions; winning the last 19 in the Premier League.
- United’s heaviest-ever Premier League defeat came eight weeks after their stunning 8-2 win against Arsenal.
- The last time United conceded six in the Premier League was a 6-3 defeat
Goal of the Week this week is James Milner's goal - Manchester City’s fourth against Aston Villa
- City’s majestic fourth confirmed their rise to the top of the Premier League table with an impressive success against previously unbeaten Aston Villa.
- A superb crossfield ball from halfway by James Milner found Adam Johnson on the right wing.
- Johnson fed Gareth Barry who laid the ball square for Milner, who had effortlessly made up the ground before nonchalantly sweeping the ball home with a fine right foot shot from the edge of the box.
Premier League previews for Sunday 28 August:
Manchester United & Arsenal
This will be the 46th time that managers Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson have met in Arsenal v United encounters. In all competitions, Sir Alex has won 19 games to Arsene's 15, with 11 drawn (excluding penalty shoot-outs).Manchester United have won 21 of their last 22 Premier League games at Old Trafford.Arsenal have won only two of their 13 Premier League games.
Newcastle United & Fulham
Fulham have lost only one of their last six visits to Newcastle United (all Premier League).Opposition players have been sent-off in three of Newcastle United’s last five Premier League games.Currently standing on 99 losses, Fulham will be trying not to become