Kevin de Bruyne, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa all score but only one is a winner!
Pep Guardiola’s side remain the only Premier League side with a 100% record after they took first blood when they beat Jose Mourinho’s United team 2-1 in an exciting Old Trafford derby.
It was Kevin de Bruyne who struck first with a calm finish following a long ball from Aleksandar Kolarov and a knock-on from Kelechi Iheanacho.
Then it was Iheanacho who was on hand to tap-in after De Bruyne had hit the post.
City were cruising and had outclassed Mourinho’s Manchester United for the first 40 minutes but just before half-time City’s debutant keeper Claudio Bravo failed to collect Wayne Rooney’s free-kick and the ball fell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic who scored with a classy volley.
As the game was on United mounted an aerial siege in front of the Stretford End but to no avail and City held on to claim a deserved victory.
Chelsea dropped their first points of the season on Sunday when the Blues drew 2-2 with Swansea at the Libert Stadium.
Diego Costa struck twice to rescue a draw in a tasty affair that could’ve seen the Spanish international dismissed before his late equaliser.
Costa made the most of some poor defending to give Antonio Conte’s team the lead but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised with a penalty before Leroy Fer’s bundled in a goal two minutes later.
But Costa popped up late with an acrobatic equaliser in the 81st minute.
Italian Conte will be disappointed as he was aiming to follow Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti and win his first four Premier League games in charge of the London club.
Costa’s brace does at least mean that the Italy’s former national coach keep his unbeaten record.
Next up for City are two home games against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League and then Bournemouth. United travel to Feyenoord in the Europa League followed with an away game against Watford next Sunday in the league.
Chelsea who aren’t in Europe this season have an unwanted break host Liverpool on Friday night in front of the cameras.
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