Manchester Derby (LIVE UPDATES): Mourinho battles Guardiola at Old Trafford

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The fierce rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City, will be battling it out in a potential title-deciding derby on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s City lead city rivals United by eight points heading into the Old Trafford clash, with Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils well off the pace despite sitting second in the table.

A win for City on United’s turf would guarantee the League leaders an 11-point lead after just 16 games, but victory for Mourinho’s men could blow the title race wide open heading into a busy festive fixture pile-up.

As expected, the games involving Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are often dramatic and same is expected this Sunday.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for all the live updates.

Kick Off is 5:30 p.m.


TEAM NEWS

MANCHESTER CITY LINEUP

STARTING XI: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D.Silva; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Sane

SUBS: Bravo, Mangala, Danilo, Gundogan, B.Silva, Zinchenko, Aguero

MANCHESTER UNITED LINEUP

STARTING XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Young; Herrera, Matic; Rashford, Lingard, Martial; Lukaku

SUBS: Romero; Lindelof, Jones, Mata, McTominay, Shaw, Ibrahimovic


Kick off at Old Trafford


First free kick


Superb atmosphere being generated by both sets of supporters, with the magnitude of this fixture clear to see – or hear, as it is! Lingard, just to confirm, is the man closest to Lukaku in the United attack; Rashford and Martial out wide.


YELLOW CARD! Kyle Walker is shown the game’s first yellow card ; making him an instant target for the United’s wide players.


Still goalless and Matic almost scored an own goal


Gabriel Jesus fluffed a good chance.


YELLOW CARD! Sterling exchanges passes with Silva inside the box but is unable to get a shot away. The referee just bringing things under control at the moment as this match is threatening to boil over following a serious of small


Rojo has been down receiving treatment for the last couple of minutes. The defender appears to have suffered a cut to his face, so Mourinho has sent Victor Lindelof out to warm-up. The Red Devils may be forced into a first-half change here.


Rojo back on


Lukaku squander another potential chance.. Still goalless


GOAL.. Manchester City take the lead


David Silva gets the goal for the Cityzens


GOAL!! Rashford equalizes for Manchester United.


Half Time : Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City


An entertaining first half at Old Trafford comes to a close, with the sides level at one goal apiece. Manchester City have been by far the better team, dominating possession and finally making it count late in the half, but credit to Manchester United for taking their only real opening of the contest through Rashford.


Second half resumes


Ander Herrera from Manchester United clears the danger with a good tackle


United more encouraging in the second half


Lingard beats his man, but he is unable to get a cross into the box where two teammates were waiting


Goal… Man city back in front


Nicolas Otamendi the scorer


Lukaku takes a share of the blame in.this goal again


Jesus is out and replaced by Eliaquim Mangala in a tactical substitution.


Rashford gets a yellow card for dissent


Lukaku poor with his touch again


Martial wins a free kick in a dangerous position


Rashford balloons the ball


De Bruyne nice attempt.. De Gea with a save


Rashford fires a shot but Ederson with a save


Juan Mata coming in for Hererra


Manchester United close to getting a late equaliser but Ederson makes a good save for City


Another change for Manchester City.. Leroy Sane out for Bernardo Silva


Man City are closing in on a record-breaking 14th consecutive EPL win in a single season.


Ashely Young gets a Yellow card after hacking down Sterling


Jose Mourino complaining on the sidelines


Very tense conclusion to the entertaining contest, as just the one goal separates the sides.


Bernando Silva tries to seal the win for City but De Gea forces a corner


Manchester City have a corner kick and the final whistle is blown!


Full Time Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City


Manchester City now have an astonishing 11 points gap with 46 points from 16 games

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