FULL TIME: It's all over. Manchester City claim their 11th consecutive league victory and their second derby triumph of the season to leapfrog Liverpool in the Premier League table with just three games remaining. For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer it's seven defeats in nine and another huge blow to the Red Devils' top-four hopes.
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Manchester United - Manchester City
Premier League - 24 April 2019
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'We're the pride of Manchester' sing the visiting supporters. David Silva is named the Sky Sports Man of the Match.
There will be FOUR minutes of added time to play.
- OffSergio AgüeroManchester City
- OnGabriel JesusManchester City
A double change for City sees Aguero and Gundogan replaced by Jesus and Danilo.
- Yellow cardLuke ShawManchester United
Shaw steps across Gundogan and goes into the book.
City supporters in jubilant form now - and any wonder. With three games left, they are now a point ahead of Liverpool. They're on course to be the first club to retain their title since Sir Alex Ferguson's side of 2009.
Pogba lets fly with a shot from distance but it's deflection kindly into the arms of Ederson. Five left to play.
United have moved to a back four but surely it's too late to rescue a point now. 'Sacked in the morning' sing the City fans to Solskjaer...
- OffMatteo DarmianManchester United
- OnAlexis SánchezManchester United
Martial and Sanchez are on for United, with Lingard and Darmian going off. United are going for broke.
De Gea receives a back pass under pressure but his clearance is straight into the path of Bernardo. City can't make the most of the opportunity.
Into the last 10 minutes and United are still pressing. Fred tries to spread the play out wide but it's too far ahead of Rashford and City have a goal-kick.
FINAL SCORE: Wolves have beaten Arsenal 3-1 which is obviously good news for United.
WIDE! The presence of Rashford sucks Laporte and and Kompany out of position, leaving Lukaku space to have a shot, but he can't direct it on target.
SAVE! Rashford feeds Lukaku who tries his luck from a tight angle but Ederson is on hand to push it clear.
Nightmare for De Gea and Manchester United, but City are in dreamland. This was supposed to be their most difficult remaining league game, but in the second half they have been far too strong for Ole's side.
Having a look back at City's goals and you have to ask, just what on earth is going on with De Gea? Easily beaten at his near post for the first, he ought to save Sane's shot for the second.
- OffAndreas PereiraManchester United
- OnRomelu LukakuManchester United
Romelu Lukaku replaces Pereira for United.
FLASHPOINT! David Silva appears to kick Pereira in the stomach and it goes unnoticed by the referee, otherwise the City playmaker would be shown a red card.
Game over? United have a mountain to climb. Liverpool fans fume.
And that is City's 157th goal in all competitions - a new record in English football.
- GoalLeroy SanéManchester City
GOAAAALLLL! Man Utd 0-2 Man City: That should settle it! It's a lovely counter-attacking move, led by Sterling. He releases Sane on the left side and although it's a good strike by the Germany international De Gea should do much better. He gets a foot to it but can't keep it out.
United work the ball back into a dangerous area, with Young fed on the right. He has plenty of team mates to choose from in the middle, Pogba etc, but he overcooks his cross and that's really disappointing.
BLOCKED! Pogba smashes his shot straight into the City wall and Zinchenko volleys it to safety.
FREE-KICK! Bernardo Silva catches Pogba from behind and United have a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. Pogba is over it - this is a great chance...
Young wins a throw-in in an attacking position. He receives the ball again on the right but his cross is straight into the arms of Ederson. City are looking comfortable for now.
Smalling is down after a collision with Gundogan but he's going to be fine to continue.
BIG CHANCE! Walker slices his clearance, Rashford crosses for Lingard at the back post and with the goal gaping the England international somehow fails to make connection - it's an air shot! The chance is gone.
OFF THE POST! are really beginning to find their groove now. Aguero is teed up on the edge of the box and his placed shot strikes the outside of the post!
It's a huge goal in the Premier League title race. City haven't been anywhere near their best tonight - but they're ahead and for the moment, that's all that matters.
- GoalBernardo SilvaManchester City
GOAAAALLLLLLLL! Man United 0-1 Man City: Bernardo Silva scores to send the visiting fans wild! Gundogan moves the ball into the Portuguese's path, he's left one-on-one with Shaw, he cuts inside and drills the ball past De Gea at his near post.
Gundogan is moved into the holding role with Bernardo and David Silva operaring either side of him.
- OffFernandinhoManchester City
- OnLeroy SanéManchester City
To Fernandinho's surprise, he's quickly replaced by Sane. The Brazilian wanted a chance to run the injury off, but Pep is taking no chances.
Fernandinho is hurt after making that vital tackle. Sane is warming up... but this would be a huge loss for City.
Excellent play from Pogba who works his way into the penalty area and tries a shot but the brilliant Fernandinho makes a vital last-ditch challenge to deny the Frenchman.
United win a corner. The delivery picks out Smalling who tries to nod it on but City scramble it clear.
City start on the front-foot immediately, Bernardo Silva leading the charge. He works it to Sterling who exchanges passes with David Silva but the latter's cross is too close to De Gea.
- 2nd Half
United get the ball rolling in the second half and it's as you were in terms of personnel. As it stands, Liverpool lead the Premier League title by a point... this is a huge 45 minutes for City.
- End of 1st Half
It's Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City in an absorbing derby. Pep Guardiola's side started very slowly but they have grown into the game and were beginning to assert themselves towards the end of the half.
Gundogan is caught by Lingard on the edge of the penalty area and even though he appears to catch him on the follow-through, the referee allows play to continue.
Two minutes will be added on.
SHOT! Pogba loses the ball in midfield. David Silva rolls the ball to Aguero who tries his luck from 25 yards out, but he drags his shot wide of De Gea's far post.
CHANCE! City's best moment of the game so far. Brilliant from David Silva who feeds Aguero. It falls to Sterling who dances his way past three defenders inside the box but his tame shot is easily saved by De Gea.
Pogba draws the foul from Gundogan and now United have a free-kick on the right. It's whipped into the penalty area but Ederson comes a long way off his line to claim the ball.
United work the ball into Pereira, who has plenty of space to drive into. He takes a touch too many, however, and Zinchenko makes a lovely tackle.
Fred is fortunate not to be booked for a cynical foul on Aguero. Gundogan takes the free-kick but his cross has too much zip on it and United have a goal-kick.
City are working their way into the game, after a challenging start. They're looking more like themselves now, controlling possession and playing with some composure.
Does anyone want fourth place this season? Arsenal are currently losing 3-0, yes 3-0 to Wolves!
Fernandinho lifts a delightful ball over the top of the United defence but for once Sterling's first touch lets him down and United have a goal-kick.
Guardiola is animated on the touchline. He won't be happy with how his side have performed so far, particularly his front three who just haven't got involved enough.
City are applying sustained pressure on the United defence for the first time in the game. Sterling tries a couple of stepovers and loses the ball, however.
City work the corner short. Zinchenko eventually whips it in but the angle favours the defenders and Lindelof heads clear.
Young has picked up a knock. He's gone over on his ankle and moves gingerly back into position to defend a City corner...
City's final pass has been lacking so far. Are nerves playing their part?
Sterling moves out wide and delivers a cross, but it's catching practice for De Gea. Apart from the Bernardo Silva shot, the United goalkeeper has had little to do.
Young swings in a teasing free-kick delivery across the face of goal but it's brilliantly defended by Fernandinho.
- Yellow cardOleksandr ZinchenkoManchester City
The bookings are totting up here at Old Trafford. Zinchenko is shown yellow for an overzealous challenge on Rashford.
Aguero sucks Smalling out wide and shrugs the defender off easily before standing up a cross to the back post. Bernardo Silva goes for the spectacular but his overhead-kick trickles out for a goal-kick.
- Yellow cardAndreas PereiraManchester United
Pereira fouls Zinchenko and he's the first United player to be shown a yellow card.
JUST OVER! Full of confidence, Rashford fancies this. The City defenders are dropping off him, inviting the young England forward to have a shot. He accepts the offer. His effort is bending and swerving, but it doesn't come quickly down enough to trouble Ederson.
Rashford is taken out by Zinchenko. The United forward has been in the wars in the last couple of minutes but he remains the danger man this evening.
SAVE! Bernardo Silva fires a venomous shot at goal but De Gea is equal to it, parrying the ball out and United scramble it clear.
And here come the hosts on the break. Lingard tries to slide it through to Rashford but Ederson is off his line brilliantly to take the ball.
No disrespect intended, but the Belgian defender is City's weak link tonight. He hasn't looked up to speed with the intensity of the match so far.
WIDE! A delicious ball from Pogba over the top of the City defence finds Lingard who has to take it first time... but he can't quite guide it into the top corner he was aiming for.
SAVE! Sterling drives at the United defence, cutting in on the edge of the box and letting fly with a low effort... it takes a deflection off Smalling, wrong-footing De Gea, but the Spaniard gets across his goal quickly to make the save.
If Liverpool had any anxiety that United wouldn't turn up for this one, well they won't have now. The hosts have been full of energy and drive, determined to make up for that pathetic showing at Everton on Sunday.
City are looking rather nervous in the opening stages here. The visitors have a couple of opportunities to clear a United free-kick but fail to do so. It comes out to Pogba on the left and his shot is comfortable enough for Ederson.
- Yellow cardVincent KompanyManchester City
Kompany goes into the book for blocking off Rashford and now the City defender will be walking on egg shells.
Darmian fouls Sterling on the left and City have a free-kick. David Silva whips it in but United can only clear as far as Zinchenko whose cross is overhit. Goal-kick to United.
David Silva gets an ear full from Pereira after a foul on the United midfielder.
United win a free-kick which they pump long. Kompany has a hold of Rashford's shirt, bringing him to ground, but it goes unnoticed by the referee.
Some lovely passing from City sees Sterling break into the box, but Fred makes a nice challenge to stop him in his tracks.
Shaw drives forward on the channel and tries to find Rashford with a pass down the line, but he gets too much zip on it and Ederson is off his line quickly to gather.
As you would expect City are keeping a hold of the ball well. Whoops, Sterling has just miscontrolled the ball and given United a throw-in.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! City get us underway at Old Trafford.
Right, time to get your predictions in. This writer is going to stick his neck out and say... 1-1. Yes, call me mad or whatever, but I think United will up their game tonight and somehow nick a point.
FIVE MINUTE WARNING
A reminder of the starting XIs as we approach kick-off...
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Darmian, Smalling, Young, Shaw, Pereira, Fred, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Zinchenko, Kompany, Laporte, Walker, Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero.
Kick-off is getting ridiculously close at Old Trafford. Rarely has the stakes been so high in the Manchester Derby. This is going to be absolutely thrilling.
Guardiola has challenged his City side to win all four of their remaining games to ensure they remain the Premier League title.
"We have to win four games to retain our title," he said. "It is not an easy place to go but it is a nice place to go. We know exactly what we have to do.
"It is a derby and all the times we play against United they are special games and players do their best."
Solskjaer has been explaining his team selection... "A couple were forced, fitness wise. Team shape, we have analysed City and we think the way we go is our best chance to use our strength and maybe stop their strengths."
Solskjaer's side is set up to hit City on the counter-attack. He knows they will dominate possession but with the back-three, or back-five in place, United will have the ability to hurt them on the break. Lingard, Rashford and of course, Pogba, the key men for the hosts tonight.
Judging by social media, the majority of United fans are willing their team to LOSE tonight. Blinded by a long-lasting rivalry with Liverpool, some Red Devils would rather miss out on the top four than see Jurgen Klopp's side lift their first league title in 29 years.
Alan Shearer stresses the United players won't be thinking like that, however. While he acknowledged there would be a 'strange' atmosphere at Old Trafford the former Newcastle and England striker said: "United players have a point to prove after their pathetic display against Everton on Sunday."
United have lost six games out of eight in all competitions for the first time since 1989...
It begs the question: are the Red Devils even City's biggest test from their remaining league fixtures? They still have to travel to Burnley which will be difficult, followed by a home match with a Leicester side that stunned them on Boxing Day and on the last game of the season they visit Brighton who are currently embroiled in a relegation battle and pushed Spurs close last night.
Three changes for City from the team that grinded out a 1-0 victory over Spurs on Saturday. Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Fernandinho are in, with Phil Foden dropping to the bench and Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones missing out through injury,
Well, there is a surprise. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named a back three for tonight's game.
In total, there are five changes from the starting XI that were thrashed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday.
Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Andreas Pereira, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard come into the team, with Phil Jones, Diogo Dalot, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Darmian, Smalling, Young, Shaw, Pereira, Fred, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Sanchez, Mata, Lukaku, Martial, Dalot, Matic.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Zinchenko, Kompany, Laporte, Walker, Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero. Subs: Muric, Danilo, Sane, Mahrez, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden.
Let's start with some team news...
Wow, what a game we have in store this evening. It's the Manchester Derby, but there is plenty more than just pride to play for in tonight's blockbuster.
Liverpool supporters, for their first time in their history, are cheering on the Red Devils. United supporters are cheering on City (or the majority are) and City supporters are, well naturally, gunning for City.
What a strange time to be alive.
In summary, United need a win to have any chance of claiming a top-four spot, while City need three points to leapfrog Liverpool and take the initiative in the race for the title.