Manchester is blue, for now at least. Manchester City defeated Jose’s United convincingly at the Etihad Stadium by three goals to one. Maroune Fellaini started instead of the injured Paul Poga and the result wasn’t pretty. Anthony Martial converted a penalty to signal a mini comeback but it proved to be merely a consolation goal. Elsewhere, Liverpool cruised to another victory against Fulham to keep pace, while Chelsea were held to a draw by gutsy Everton.
Saturday’s fixtures (10 Nov)
Cardiff City 2 Brighton and Hove Albion 1
Huddersfield Town 1 West Ham United 1
Leicester City 0 Burnley 0
Newcastle United 2 Bournemouth 1
Southampton 1 Watford 1
Sunday’s fixtures (11 Nov)
Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Liverpool 2 Fulham 0
Chelsea 0 Everton 0
Monday’s fixtures (12 Nov)
Manchester City 3 Manchester United 1
Arsenal 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Editor's thoughts: No question about what colour Manchester is currently as the Blues brushed aside the Reds with relative ease. United never looked like taking anything from the Etihad stadium. Perhaps they were doomed from the start when news came through that Pogba was injured and did not even make it to the bench. Maroune Fellaini started as a result of that and United couldn't execute their original game plan, according to Jose Mourinhno. Martial did offer a glimmer of hope when he converted a penalty earned by Lukaku. But that was that as Gundogan put the match beyond doubt with a late third goal. At the moment, City look classy and unstoppable, just like last season, while United look bereft of ideas and creativity. It's back to the drawing board before they take on Crystal Palace next.
Gary Yang is a myActiveSG Editor and Presenter. Gary started his career as a suit cum copywriter at an advertising agency, followed by a successful stint in Corporate Communications with Singapore Press Holdings and Asia Pacific Breweries, before eventually joining the editorial team at Sport Singapore. He now turns his attention to fitness and wellness headlines and sniffing out news angles in the sporting arena.