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United end City's remarkable run thanks to goals from Fernandes and Shaw at the Etihad Stadium

Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw struck early in each half as Manchester United ended Manchester City's 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Fernandes scored a penalty after just two minutes at the Etihad Stadium and Shaw added the second on 50 minutes as United inflicted a first defeat on their rivals since November.

The result cut City's lead over United at the top of the Premier League to 11 points and, while it may be a stretch to suggest the title race has been reignited, it has slowed what was looking like a procession.

It may certainly rejuvenate United, who might have feared being dragged into a battle for a top-four place after an indifferent series of performances.

The only downside for the visitors was the loss of Marcus Rashford through injury in the second half.

Updated: March 7, 2021 11:39 PM

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