Manchester City pull initial blood in Premier League pretension competition with derby win over United

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Manchester, United Kingdom: Pep Guardiola enjoyed feat over his aged nemesis Jose Mourinho as his Manchester City side won 2-1 during Manchester United in Saturday’s energetically expected derby during Old Trafford.

First-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho put City in control and notwithstanding new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s gaffe permitting Zlatan Ibrahimovic to strike behind for United, City hold firm.

It was a initial confront between Guardiola and Mourinho, former El Clasico ring partners, given 2013 and gave a former Barcelona manager an eighth win in 17 encounters with a ex-Real Madrid manager.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City constructed a clever initial half dsiplay to leave Old Trafford with all 3 points. AFPPep Guardiola's Manchester City constructed a clever initial half dsiplay to leave Old Trafford with all 3 points. AFP

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City constructed a clever initial half dsiplay to leave Old Trafford with all 3 points. AFP

City’s win, their 50th in rival derby matches, saw them finish United’s ideal start to a season.

It left Guardiola’s side and Chelsea, who revisit Swansea City on Sunday, as a usually teams in a Premier League with 100 percent records.

But Mourinho will have been hurt by arbitrate Mark Clattenburg’s preference not to endowment a home side a chastisement after Bravo held Wayne Rooney with a furious plea inside a City area.

The United manager done dual startling changes to his team, awarding Henrikh Mkhitaryan his full entrance and bringing in Jesse Lingard in place of Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.

But it was a pierce that backfired as City immediately took a hold on a diversion and went brazen in a 15th minute.

Aleksandar Kolarov’s high round was flicked on by Iheanacho — in for a dangling Sergio Aguero — and De Bruyne flog Daley Blind to a round before clinically wrong-footing David de Gea.

United had hardly had a flog and Rooney’s disappointment showed as he grappled with Guardiola for a round during a throw-in before throwing Fernandinho late.

There was worse to come for a United skipper as City done it 2-0, Iheanacho drumming in from 6 yards after De Bruyne’s low curler struck a bottom of a left-hand post.

Mourinho wore a face of rumble on a touchline, though Bravo means his side a salvation 3 mins before half-time.

Bravo jitters

The Chilean authorised Rooney’s low free-kick to trip from his grasp and Ibrahimovic constructed an jaunty bombardment to stalk a lax round into a net.

It was an astonishing foothold for a hosts and they finished a initial half strongly.

Rooney crossed for Ibrahimovic to conduct during Bravo and a Swedish striker afterwards saw an bid blocked by John Stones after a City goalkeeper unsuccessful to margin a wandering ball.

Mourinho remade his blunder during half-time, introducing Ander Herrera and patio heavenly Marcus Rashford for Mkhitaryan and Lingard.

Bravo’s jitteriness gave a home fans renewed faith and he was intensely advantageous to equivocate surrender a chastisement in a 56th minute.

In branch divided from Ibrahimovic, he overran a round and launched himself into a lunging plea on Rooney.

Rooney was left writhing in pain, though Clattenburg waved play on, apparently deeming Bravo to have won a round cleanly.

Guardiola responded to Mourinho’s changes by bolstering his possess midfield, with Fernando and debutant Leroy Sane entrance on and De Bruyne holding adult a executive brazen role.

A beautifully staid diversion swung from finish to finish thereafter.

United had a idea disallowed when Rashford’s shot clipped Ibrahimovic, who was station in an offside position, and flog Bravo.

De Gea afterwards saved in discerning period from Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi and Fernando, before Sane teed adult De Bruyne for a shot that strike a right-hand post and rolled opposite a goal.

The hosts procured one final chance, though Ibrahimovic’s stoppage-time shot was deflected only wide.