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Man City ease past Man Utd to claim bragging rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | David De Gea was the star performer but he could not prevent Manchester United from falling to a 2-0 defeat to rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.

The champions went ahead on seven minutes when Eric Bailly diverted Joao Cancelo’s cross into his own net.

United briefly rallied when Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot was saved by Ederson and Mason Greenwood scuffed the rebound wide.

De Gea made five big saves in the first half to deny Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, Cancelo twice, and a Victor Lindelof deflection before City beat the Spaniard ‘s resistance on the stroke of half-time.

Cancelo earned his second assist with a cross which was turned in by Bernardo Silva at the far post behind a hesitant Luke Shaw.

The hosts improved in the second half but also lost Shaw to a head injury.

City, who move second with 23 points, almost scored again late on as Phil Foden clipped a post.

A fourth consecutive home match without a win keeps United in fifth with 17 points.

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