Man City 4-1 Man United: Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez’s stunning performance City beat Man United

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Kevin de Bruyne was the star of the show as he scored two and assisted another to see Manchester City beat Manchester United 4-1.

Manchester United were without Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, and Raphael Varane. a combination of injury and Covid.

Pep Guardiola meanwhile has opted to replace Jack Grealish with Raheem Sterling in form.

It didn’t take long for City to get their noses ahead as Kevin de Bruyne got into the net and scored five minutes later.

The home side then thought they would need a penalty when Harry Maguire and Phil Foden argued inside the penalty area – however, the referee, considered it a free-kick for United.

However, as the game progressed, the away team scored an equalizer. Jadon Sancho cut from left to right foot and wrapped up a fine effort in the lower corner.

But it did not take long for City to advance for the second time as De Bruyne jumped behind a pinball in the area and hit higher than David de Gea.

After the break City went into jugular but attempts by Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden failed to score.

De Bruyne had his hat-trick chance for an hour but saw his free-kick was well maintained by De Gea.

They finally got a third with 20 minutes left with Riyad Mahrez hitting half volley from De Bruyne’s corner.

As the Algerian international player finishes running during the stop.

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