Manchester United shattered bookmakers with derby day triumph over Manchester City at the Etihad stadium
|Luke Shaw side-footed one in to double United's advantage over their City rivals on Sunday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Football has a way of making the best of bookies look puerile in the face of the craziest of results, form becomes useless and results go the other way, football is beautiful!
Manchester United ended Manchester City's winning run in the English Premier League with a 2-0 victory at the Etihad on Sunday, and that by all standards came well and truly against the run of form if you like to put it that way.
The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side leapfrog Leicester City into second place and go 11 points behind leaders City, keeping alive a faint hope of catching up with their noisy neighbors in the race for the title.
United were awarded a penalty after 34 seconds when Gabriel Jesus brought down Anthony Martial inside the penalty and Fernandes converted the spot-kick despite Ederson getting a hand to his effort but it was too strong to be kept out.