Man City 4-1 Man United – Riyad Mahrez beats offside trap to extend City’s lead with fine hit

Man City 4-1 Man United - Riyad Mahrez beats offside trap to extend City's lead with fine hit

Manchester City have ruthlessly set Manchester United apart at Etihad after Riyad Mahrez scored his second goal of the game late in the game.

Man United trailed 2-1 at half-time following a brace from Kevin de Bruyne and a curl from Jadon Sancho.

Many would have anticipated a fightback from Manchester United in the second half but the opposite was rather the case.

Manchester United were dominated after the interval and conceded two avoidable goals from Riyad Mahrez but nevertheless, The Red Devils were inflicted twice by The Citizens without having a single attempt after the interval.

How Riyad Mahrez scored vs Manchester United

Mahrez receives a sublime through pass from Ikay Gundogan that passes United’s centre-halves [Maguire and Lindelof] and the Algerian approaches David de Gea and fires it home.

The strike proves too powerful for de Gea to handle and the ball goes behind the Spaniard. The goal goes to VAR for a proper review after it was initially ruled out for an offside but eventually, the goal stands.

Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United

This would likely be the final result, given how relatively drab Man United were throughout the second half.