Manchester City still have to wait before being officially crowned as English Premier League champion this season as Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a shocking 3-2 home defeat against their neighbor, Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.
Coming off a disappointing Champions League first leg defeat, City looking hungry and sharp in the first 45 minutes as they dominate proceedings since kick off, creating several chances before eventually taking the lead through Vincent Kompany’s header.
The title celebration was looking very likely when five minutes after Kompany’s opener, City doubled their advantage with a fine goal from Ilkay Gundogan.
However, several howler misses they created during that first 45 minutes, particularly by Raheem Sterling eventually cost them that tie as they should’ve wrapped things up during that first half scoring five or six goals.
Things suddenly changed after the break as City seemingly taking their foot of the pedal, with their midweek UCL second leg coming up, triggering a come back by Man United.
The visitor suddenly found their mojo back when Paul Pogba pulled one goal back with his close range finish on 53 minutes.
Two minutes later, the French international showcasing his talent again by netting his team’s second, triggering some chaotic situation for their opponent as City certainly didn’t expect it.
Man United completed their turn around when Chris Smalling heading home the winner on 69 minutes, completely stunning everyone at Etihad Stadium, especially the fans.
No more goals were scored in the remaining minutes of that second half, despite City’s relentless efforts as they must patiently wait again before officially securing the league title.
Full results for English Premier League Saturday fixtures:
Everton 0-0 Liverpool; Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace; Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Huddersfield; Leicester City 1-2 Newcastle United; Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur; Watford 1-2 Burnley; West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Swansea City.
Source: 1000 Goals.