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Sports News of Monday, 11 December 2017


Manchester fans divided on who wins Premier League

Some fans of the Manchester teams express their views on Sunday's derby play videoSome fans of the Manchester teams express their views on Sunday's derby

Diehard fans of the two Manchester clubs, City and United, are at loggerheads over who will emerge as winners of this season’s 2017/18 Premier League despite the 11points difference between them.

Already, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side's title hopes are "probably" over because referee Michael Oliver failed to award them a penalty in their 2-1 loss to "lucky" Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's team stretched their lead at the top of the table to 11 points and became the first team to win 14 successive English top-flight games in a single season.

City took the lead when man-of-the-match David Silva hooked home from close range after confusion at a corner on 42 minutes, only for United to be handed a lifeline in first-half stoppage time when poor defending from Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph allowed Marcus Rashford to steal in for a composed finish.

Otamendi made amends nine minutes after the break when Romelu Lukaku - who had a poor game - lashed at a clearance in the area and the City defender pounced on the rebound to score.

Asked whether the title race was over, Mourinho replied: "Probably, yes. Manchester City are a very good team and they are protected by the luck, and the gods of football are behind them."

Before Sunday's game, Mourinho had suggested City's players go down too easily - something Guardiola dismissed, along with the Portuguese's assertion United should have had a penalty.

In an interaction with fans of the Blue and Red half of Manchester shared different opinions of who would annex the trophy at the end of the season. Watch video

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