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How Twitter reacted to an electric Manchester derby

| 10.09.2016

Well, how enthralling was that? The Manchester derby was an end-to-end slugfest that, for a change, did warrant the pre-match hype and it produced plenty of talking points.

It was Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City that retained their 100 per cent record at Old Trafford, beating Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United 2-1.

As is customary from these big matches, the game was trending on Twitter for much of Saturday morning and throughout the 90 mins. Here’s the best of the reaction from the social media sphere:

It was a fast start, with the Citizens dominating. Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne were particularly prominent, with the former tormenting Luke Shaw:

Then the latter gave the visitors the lead, nicking the ball in front of Daley Blind and slotting into the corner. He was the best player on the pitch throughout the game:

Pep Guardiola showed some Harlem Globetrotters moves to stop a Wayne Rooney quick throw:

After Kelechi Iheanacho doubled the Citizens’ lead the big talking point of the half arrived. Claudio Bravo, on debut, spilled a cross from Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic volleyed home. Joe Hart references weren’t far behind:

Despite going in at the break just one goal in arrears, Wayne Rooney was not impressing:

Both Bravo and Rooney clashed in the second half as United pushed for an equaliser. Neither was enjoying the derby much:

As United pushed, City countered, but the score ended 2-1 in favour of Guardiola’s side. At the final whistle many were left catching their breath:

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.