Manchester City outclasses city rival Manchester United to top EPL

    Manchester City's players celebrate Sergio Aguero's second goal at the Etihad Stadium on the way to a derby victory over Manchester United.

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    • Manchester City top after derby win
    • Beats Manchester United 3-1

    (CNN)Defending champion Manchester City stayed top of the English Premier League with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Manchester United Sunday that emphasized the current gulf in class between the two city rivals.

    City's victory was sealed by a memorable team goal from Ilkay Gundogan, the German finding the net after a 44-pass move to send his side two points clear in the standings ahead of Liverpool, which beat bottom club Fulham 2-0 earlier in the afternoon.
      David Silva opened the scoring for Manchester City in the Manchester derby with his third goal in three home games at the  Etihad Stadium.
      David Silva, scoring for the third straight home match for City, put Pep Guardiola's team ahead in the 13th minute after it had dominated the early proceedings against a lackluster United visitor missing the injured Paul Pogba.
      Guardiola later said he was unhappy with his side -- "the first half was not so good" -- for failing to press home its advantage, but early in the second half came a second goal.
      A one-two between Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Aguero saw the Argentina striker produce a fierce shot that David de Gea could not keep out in the United goal.