Manchester City have learned and developed since last season, says Danny Mills

Manchester City have learned and developed since last season, says Danny Mills

Eighth-placed United are now 12 points behind leaders City and 12 ahead of Cardiff City who are in the relegation zone.

United brought on Romelu Lukaku just before the hour-mark and the powerful Belgian immediately handed his team a lifeline as he chased a ball into the box and went over Ederson - the ref pointed to the spot and Anthony Martial halved the deficit. United would react with a more solid shape and coherence in possession but struggled to create a clear-cut chance in a first half that only had one shot on target in total.

DF Luke Shaw, 6 - Will be disappointed to have let Bernardo Silva steal in at the far post to set up City's opener but did well enough against Riyad Mahrez to ensure he was the first player replaced by Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola and Mourinho were on the touchline at the start, but the latter retreated, taking a seat between coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, as he jotted down notes following the opener. "All the three goals are our mistakes".

Thomas Tuchel's side lead the French top flight by 13 points after 13 games after Sunday's 4-0 win over Monaco, but a quest for a fourth Champions League medal is in the balance.

Champions last season with 100 points, City heads into the global break with a two-point lead over Liverpool.

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The Dutchman was his usual, powerful self at centre-half in a 2-0 win over Fulham yesterday. As for United, they are the so-called contenders who are punching well below their weight and their performance at the Etihad Stadium highlighted why they have been so unimpressive this season.

"It was a performance with mistakes and we paid for it. We tried and it felt like we could've hurt them more".

But Ilkay Gundogan put the result beyond doubt four minutes from time with a third goal that crowned a sublime 44-pass move. "A lot can happen in football, but we are scoring a lot of goals and creating a lot". "When we had that final push, Fellaini was doing an incredible effort to stay on the pitch, risking his injury and condition to stay on the pitch".

The Italian has now gone 12 matches unbeaten - a record start for a new manager in the Premier League. After that, we didn't press as well and they could play more than usual. "He made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it, but he's young and he's going to improve", City's manager said.

Newly-promoted Wolves nearly produced the shock result of the weekend when leading 1-0 late in the game over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, but eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw, a scoreline matched at [10.0].

Ivan Cavaleiro put Wolves in front but substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan snatched a point with Arsenal's goal four minutes from time.

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