It’s not everyday that the top two teams in a country produce a clash to be remembered for ages, but when it comes to Manchester, especially in recent times, the two Mancunian juggernauts almost never fail to put on a show for their fans when they go head-to-head in a battle to paint the City red or blue.
Saturday’s derby was once again nothing short of a once-in-a-lifetime outing for both the home and traveling fans.
A steady start by the two Manchester giants soon turned into a party for the men wearing blue, as their captain, Vincent Kompany, and Ilkay Gundogan netted a goal each by the end of first half to give City what looked like an unassailable lead.
However, Jose Mourinho’s men had a different script in their mind when they returned to the pitch for the second half.
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Paul Pogba’s quick-fire brace and a sumptuous volley by Chris Smalling stunned the bouncing Etihad to its core, as United were on course of completing one of the most breathtaking comebacks of the Premier League era, and that too at the home of the Champions-elect.
Though the Cityzens were not ready to surrender their bragging rights just yet, and Pep Guardiola brought on Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus to barrage the United goal, and so they did.
But with the world’s best goalkeeper on guard for the Red Devils, even the noisiest Cityzens were…