Agencies (Qasioun) - Pep Guardiola got the better of old rival Jose Mourinho as Manchester City used a fast start to beat Manchester United 2-1 in an early-season clash of the Premier League title favorites on Saturday.
Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho set each other up for goals in the first 36 minutes, during which Guardiola's City team gave a footballing clinic in passing and movement at Old Trafford.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic replied for United in the 42nd minute, volleying home after City debutant Claudio Bravo dropped a cross, to set up a thrilling second half of furious, end-to-end action during which De Bruyne struck the post.
City ended United's winning start to the season with its fourth straight victory and it will be the sweetest of them all for Guardiola, coming at the expense of Mourinho in the latest instalment of their coaching rivalry.
Source: Associated Press