The Manchester clubs occupy the top two seats in the Premier League. City defeated Aston Villa by 2-0, United dragged the three points out of the fire on a visit to Fulham: 1-2.
Thanks to a beautiful swipe of Paul Pogba halfway through the second half, United remains in the lead in England even after the midweek program. The Frenchman cut in and aimed the ball with his left foot in the far corner.
Aemola Lookman had surprisingly led Fulham in the opening phase, but the response of Edinson Cavani on behalf of United did not wait long for sight. Until far into the extra time United had his hands full with the number eighteen of the ranking.
Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic even seemed to pull a point for Fulham out of the fire in the final phase, but his headball went through Eric Bailly.
City was also able to secure victory against Aston Villa until late. Because of the victory, the team of Pep Guardiola stands second, with two points and a match less than his city mate.
The corona plagued Aston Villa had not played a competition duel for nearly three weeks. Only in the FA Cup was lost in the meantime with a youth team from Liverpool.
With Anwar El Ghazi as a substitute, Villa seemed to stand up against the champion of 2019, but in the final phase the visitors still succumbed under the pressure. City is already sixteen official matches undefeated.
Bernardo Silva curled the opening hit in the far corner ten minutes before time with his left foot, after which Ilkay Gündogan secured the victory with a penalty.