David Silva opened the scoring for the hosts, before Sergio Aguero made it two after the break with a powerful strike in the roof of goal.
Anthony Martial did pull one back for the Reds through his spot-kick, but Ilkay Gundogan’s late clincher ensured that the visitors mounted no comeback this time around.
City boss Pep Guardiola was quite happy with his side’s performance, especially highlighting the way the Sky Blues reacted after conceding the sole United goal in the second half.
However, one player seemed more happy than most, and he expressed his joy through what could have been an extremely controversial social media post.
Cityzens’ full-back, Kyle Walker, posted a short poem on his official Twitter account, mocking the Red Devils for their derby defeat. It went as follows:
Are we just going to pretend Kyle Walker didn’t tweet this? pic.twitter.com/nTjQjZPmFo
— Matt (@MattCPFC) November 11, 2018
The tweet was soon deleted by the Englishman, however, possibly due to the fear of its repercussions, or the backlash he would have had to face from Manchester United‘s global fanbase.
A wise move, perhaps, and a brilliant poem nonetheless from the 28-year-old defender!