Manchester City's title party wrecked by Manchester United: The Reaction

Manchester City's title party wrecked by Manchester United: The Reaction

I was a bit surprised by the City lineup when it was announced. At the end of the day, they scored three goals and we scored two, and that's what counts.

Pogba's fragile relationship with Mourinho has come under forensic examination during his absences from the side and he was in the headlines again when Guardiola, in the middle of a public exchange of views with his agent Mino Raiola, said he had been offered the player in January.

Mourinho picked up the pound coin that was lobbed in his direction and handed it to one of the ball boys. The first half was awful - dropped off, didn't play our game and could have been out of sight. But Mourinho's 2017-18 season should deliver some consolation.

"To be honest, I didn't want to lose against City", the midfielder told Sky Sports. "If they can repeat that against Liverpool it will give us a huge lift".

When Gundogan turned sweetly and poked a right-foot finish beyond De Gea after half an hour, the champagne was being placed on ice by Manchester City's supporters - and on the evidence up to that point no-one could blame them.

Tuesday's quarter-final second leg against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium is going to be an uphill battle for City, with recovering a three-goal deficit tough enough before factoring in the impact of a potential away goal. Guardiola and Mourinho have a long-running rivalry dating back to their time in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

In truth, City should have compounded United's misery and wrapped up a third title in seven years. "If we did we would be up there with City, and maybe even in front".

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Vassell was known to both the Brooklyn community and police as being mentally ill; his father said he had bipolar disorder. At a vigil Thursday night, Vassell's mother, Lorna, said her son "came from a good home" and that he was not homeless.

Yes, Manchester has been blue this season, but last night, the city was definitely red as the traditional heavyweights gave the upstarts a reality check and dented their aura of invincibility.

The Belgian outmuscled Smalling to power home Leroy Sane's corner on 25 minutes. Take Roy Keane vs Juventus, or Wayne Rooney with his overhead kick vs Manchester City, or Robin van Persie throughout the 2012-13 season. City should have been out of sight by half-time as Guardiola screamed in frustration after Sterling fired two glorious chances well over the bar.

The France worldwide, 25, was dropped for both legs of the recent Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla, which fuelled talk of a falling-out with manager Jose Mourinho.

However, a quick-fire Paul Pogba double sparked a United comeback at the start of the second period, with Chris Smalling applying the finishing touch to a magical afternoon.

An unlikely comeback was complete when Smalling, who was carelessly at fault for Kompany's goal, arrived unmarked to drive Sanchez's free-kick past an exposed Ederson in the 69th minute.

After being unable to keep the Magpies airborne in the Premier League just a few months after leaving Real Madrid, the Spaniard loyally dropped into the Championship and engineered an instant return to top-flight football. And City should have had a penalty when Ashley Young somehow escaped without punishment from a knee-high lunge on Aguero inside the area that sparked an bad-tempered finale.

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