Four killer stats from Man United vs Man City
Last night’s Manchester Derby may have lacked the intensity and quality of the first instalment we received this season, but it was still an entertaining League Cup clash between two sides who came to win.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola both fielded weakened yet competitive line-ups and every player involved put in a committed performance – even if goal-mouth action was rather limited throughout the ninety minutes.
Juan Mata’s solitary strike proved to be the winner, popping up inside the box to calmly curl the ball past Willy Caballero on the 54th-minute mark and provide some form of redemption amid a turbulent week in the life of Mourinho.
City, meanwhile, just couldn’t get going and finished a match without a shot on target for the first time since 2012. And if you liked that shocking stat, we’ve got four more for you to have emerged from United’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford.