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MANCHESTER DERBY STATS SPECIAL: Guardiola joins elite group, Man City reach half ton, Zlatan scores again for Man Utd

The 172nd Manchester derby look place at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City defeated Jose Mourinho's Manchester United 2-1 to continue their winning start to the 2016/17 Premier League season.

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring with a sweeping finish in the 15th minute before Kelechi Iheanacho double the visitor's advantage on 36 minutes when knocking home a rebound from a De Bruyne effort that had hit the upright.

United pulled one back in the 42nd minute when Zlatan Ibrahimovic expertly volleyed home from a Claudio Bravo error.

There were further talking points in the contest, namely when Bravo could have given away a penalty and been sent off for a late challenge on Wayne Rooney, while De Bruyne again hit the post in what was a fascinating encounter at the Theatre of Dreams.

In winning a fourth straight Premier League match, City boss Guardiola joined an elite group of managers as he led his new club to their 50th derby triumph.

Ibrahimovic's fourth top flight English goal saw him become one of a select few while City keeper Bravo and youngster Leroy Sane also joined an interesting group of players.

Below are all the statistical insights into the match between United and City, courtesy of Opta:

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