City’s title party postponed, went down at home 2 – 3 to United

Manchester United have come from two goals down to pull off an epic 3-2 Manchester derby victory overnight, postponing neighbours Manchester City’s title celebrations.

City shredded United apart in the first half, with Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan scoring in a six-minute span.

But the celebrations inside Etihad Stadium were premature.

United, which didn’t manage a shot on target in the first half, netted three times after the break.

Inevitably, the goals that drew United level both came from Paul Pogba – a day after City manager Pep Guardiola claimed he was offered the chance to sign the Frenchman in the January transfer window.

And Chris Smalling, so fragile in the United defense in the first half, came through with the winner in the 69th minute when he was left unmarked to meet Alexis Sanchez’s free kick.

For City, which had previously lost only once in the league this season at Liverpool, it was a first home defeat since December 2016.

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