Manchester United spoils party for City

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GETTYPaul Pogba Manchester United star scored twice to stop Man City winning the Premier League

It's possible Chelsea fans will argue their 2004-05 team, with a record points tally and just one defeat all season compared to City's two this time around, could be in the conversation as well.

Ander Herrera has denied spitting intentionally on the Manchester City crest as the midfielder left the pitch at half-time during the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Here is a video compilation of the 29-year-old's decisive second half performance at the Ethiad.

After the match, the United boss explained his only focus is to finish in the top for, and went some way to achieving that goal with all three points against City, having demanded better from his side after being behind. Instead, balls bounced off his shins, passes found no one and Pogba was a boy against City's men throughout the opening 45 minutes.

As the dust settles on Manchester United's stunning three-goal comeback against arch adversaries Manchester City, much will be made of City's collapse and Pep Guardiola's inability to affect the game tactically from the sidelines.

His analysis had a glaring omission: Pogba failed to apply it to himself.

As quoted by the Sun, he said: "At half-time we were feeling sorry for ourselves". When the Cityzens were rampaging through the Premier League to start the season, with an 18-game winning streak to start, people were speaking of a quadruple, and that this team might be the best to ever play in England.

"If the accusation from his agent is that he wants to go to other clubs, his price has gone up", said Mourinho wryly. The frustration was double because of the potential the Frenchman possesses.

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GETTYPaul Pogba Manchester United star stopped Man City at the Etihad Stadium

And the way Paul Pogba played in the first half on Saturday was embarrassing.

RD: It was similar to the first half. Pogba's problem is that when misfiring he appears to amble around, apparently not caring.

So it was in keeping with an nearly surreal turnaround in the game, the atmosphere inside the Etihad and mood among the respective sets of supporters that Pogba turned match-winner. This was on 53 minutes.

Ninety-seven seconds later, Pogba struck again.

What Pogba had done was playground stuff.

An unlikely comeback was complete when Smalling, who was carelessly at fault for Kompany's goal, arrived unmarked to drive Sanchez's free-kick past an exposed Ederson in the 69th minute.

Herrera said: "Paul can be the best in the world".

"I was thinking at half time that it was going to be hard for them if we got beaten, so I'm happy for them". "But he scored two fantastic goals and I'm really pleased for him". The first half was bad - dropped off, didn't play our game and could have been out of sight.

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