Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Jose Mourinho makes weak excuse after Manchester City outclass Manchester United

Jose Mourinho makes weak excuse after Manchester City outclass Manchester United

David Silva's 12th-minute opener, after Raheem Sterling had exposed Ashley Young on the City left, gave the home side an early advantage that they rarely looked like surrendering against a United team weakened by the absence of injured midfielder Paul Pogba.

Unai Emery's side appeared set for defeat against their newly-promoted opponents as they struggled to recover after falling behind to Ivan Cavaleiro's 13th minute goal. "I am even with my players that today made the mistakes that led to Man City's goals".

And the gap between Manchester City and Manchester United is a whopping 12 points after just 12 weeks of matches.

Such is unbeaten City's dominance at the moment that Guardiola felt the need to make a point of being critical about elements of his team's performance that he thinks ought to be improved.

Fernandinho won possession on the halfway line and gave it Bernardo who in turn fed Aguero. Aguero took his goal beautifully, playing a one-two with Mahrez before smashing the ball past David de Gea into the roof of the net.

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Posting an image of the club's home jersey on their Twitter account, United drew attention to the presence of a poppy flower for this Remembrance Sunday; "We will remember them".

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"You can go for stats, that's the way people who don't understand football, analyse football", protested Mourinho.

It was no more than City deserved. It was always a faint chance that United would find a way back into the game, however, due to the lack of ambition and creativity in Jose Mourinho's team.

It's been a stunning start by the champions who look determine to at worst repeat last season's heroics - if not better them. "City felt it was hard for them until the third goal".

"The first half was not so good, we played like we didn't want to lose the ball i I don't want to lose the ball, but I want to keep it with the intention to do something". Okay maybe not quite that attacking but they've certainly gone away from that.

"We were stable, scored the first goal, so good". They could have gone under again when Sergio Aguero doubled the lead but bounced back nearly immediately with Martial's penalty.

"We concede too many goals that are of the responsibility outside of the back four".

The last global break of the year means no game now for fortnight with the champions resuming a week on Saturday away to West Ham United.

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