8 amazing statistics from the Manchester United win against Manchester City
- The Manchester Derby was full of statistics. Some were broken and others remain intact
What a derby it was. Drama, excitement, brawls and comeback, this game had everything in it.
Manchester City would have loved to win the title in front of their home fans and that too against their rivals, Manchester United, but it was just not meant to be.
Jose was outplayed by Pep in every department in the first 45 minutes of the game. Being 2-0 down and with that utter performance, nobody would have predicted a win from the boys in Red.
Vincent Kompany opened the scoring for his side followed by Gundogan as City were already 2-0 up by the 30th-minute mark.
Pogba then scored for his side twice in less than 2 minutes to level the score and Chris Smalling scored the winner as United made an incredible comeback and spoiled City's plan of celebrating the title after the game.
Let us look at some of the statistics from the game.
#8 Pogba scores 2
Ever since the supposed fallout between Mourinho and Pogba, things have not gone well for the Frenchman. He has either been left out of the side or subbed off and this seemimgly affected his confidence.
However Pogba managed to find his way back into the team, and boy are United fans pleased that he did. With not the best of first half performances, the Reds needed a turnaround in the 2nd half.
Who else but Pogba to step up and deliver when it mattered most. The French international became the 1st United player, after Wayne Rooney, to score a brace against rivals City in a Premier League game since 2012.
#7 Mourinho beats Pep away from home
Jose and Pep have been rivals long before they joined the Premier League. The former managed Real Madrid meanwhile the latter managed bitter rivals Barcelona.
In a total of 21 clashes between the two, this is just the 2nd time that Mourinho has managed to beat Pep in an away game. The first dates back to 2012 where Mourinho defeated Barcelona at home for the first time in 55 games.
With this defeat, it also means that City would not go unbeaten at home in the league this season.