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MANCHESTER, England Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola took a big step towards his first trophy in English football with a 2-1 derby win over Manchester United on Sunday which sent his team 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
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MANCHESTER, England Jose Mourinho said he "doesn't know" if Manchester United can pull back Manchester City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League after his side's 2-1 derby defeat on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England Manchester City now have an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, after a record 14th straight win in a single season, but Sunday's derby showed the numbers cannot do full justice to the superiority of Pep Guardiola's side.
MANCHESTER, England Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's commitment to possession football is well established but ahead of Sunday's derby clash with Manchester United, the former Barcelona coach revealed he had once doubted his philosophy - but only for 48 hours.
Scott Arfield's goal on the stroke of halftime was enough to give seventh placed Burnley a 1-0 win over eighth placed Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England Fabian Delph and Ashley Young are not two names that, at the start of this season, would have been high on many lists of key players for the Manchester derby but with the wide areas likely to be a major battleground in Sunday's Premier League clash their roles will be vital.
MANCHESTER, England Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have enjoyed a rivalry, in Spain and England, that has at times been acrimonious but the Manchester City manager believes when it comes to the desire to win trophies they are identical.
MANCHESTER, England Manchester City's Spanish playmaker David Silva is fit and will play in Sunday's derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford, City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
MANCHESTER, England Manchester United's height and strength at set-pieces could provide the key to a victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City in Sunday's derby clash, former United assistant manager Mike Phelan believes.
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