MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  David Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Manchester City and FC Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on November 7, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)

6 Things We Learned From Man City's Comprehensive 3-1 Premier League Win Over Man Utd

Manchester City powered to another Premier League win against their local rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, as Pep Guardiola's side showed their superior class to defeat Jose Mourinho's men.


City got the game off to a dream start, with David Silva firing in from close range after a trademark, flowing team move, before Sergio Agüero's rasping finish at the near post doubled the home side's advantage. 


United reduced the arrears after substitute Romelu Lukaku was clumsily felled in the area by City keeper Ederson, allowing Anthony Martial to tuck home the resulting penalty. The game was sealed by İlkay Gündoğan in the dying embers though, with City continuing their unbeaten start to the Premier League season. 


As expected, the game through up plenty of talking points to dissect and with that in mind, here's six things we learned from another gripping game.

6. Manchester City Don't Look Like They Can Be Stopped

There's still some very tricky tests to come this season, but City's determined performance against their rivals suggested that it'll take a massive performance to beat them this season.


Whether or not Guardiola's side can become 'Invincibles' remains to be seen, but they certainly look like the side most capable of winning the Premier League title as we head into the international break.


Even with an injury to a few key players, it's hard to imagine anything derailing the Guardiola title chasing express train.

5. Anthony Martial is in Danger of Becoming a One Trick Pony

Fair play to Anthony Martial, he's really pulled up his socks this season and produced performances that have forced his manager into selecting him - but he does look in danger of becoming a one trick pony.


Time and time again against City, the Frenchman looked to replicate the curling effort he scored against Chelsea, opening up his body and angling the ball inside the goalkeepers far post.


However, Man City's defence got wise to this trait pretty quickly, and continually closed him down when he went for the predictable shooting technique.

4. Ederson Really is Quite the Liability These Days

Ederson was sloppy against Southampton, and he made another silly mistake against United in what is becoming a worrying patch of form for the Brazil goalkeeper.


Admittedly, his distribution and shot stopping skills are among the finest in the league, but his rash decision to fell Romelu Lukaku in the penalty area allowed United the chance to get back into the match.


While his blunder will be forgotten after the team saw out the win, Ederson's latest slip up will give his manager some cause for concern.

3. David Silva Will Undoubtedly Be a Contender for PFA Player of the Year

It's crazy to think that at the age of 32, David Silva is only now receiving the universal acclaim that his performances so deserve.


The Spaniard has shone in the heart of City's midfield for almost a decade, and he was again at his absolute best against United, repeatedly tearing their defence apart with trademark precision passing.


It's a long old season but Silva has arguably been the most consistent player in the league so far, and he'll definitely be a contender for the PFA Player of the Year award if he keeps this form going.

2. Manchester United Are in Dire Need of Some Star Players

The gulf in quality between United and City's squads is growing rapidly, and the lack of star quality available to Jose Mourinho is a real issue.


Granted, tenacious midfielder Paul Pogba was a huge miss, but you'd be hard pushed to argue that any of the Red Devils players could force their way into the Citizens' starting lineup.


Shaky in defence and sluggish going forward, United will need to dig deep into their pockets if they're to avoid falling even further behind their rivals.

1. Marouane Fellaini Can Still Do a Job When Called Upon

A fair few United fans tore into Marouane Fellaini during and after the game, but the Belgian powerhouse did exactly what was asked of him.


He continually disrupted the flow of City's moves and made last ditch tackles and headers to keep his side in the game.


Understandably, a lot of fans were underwhelmed by his performance going forward, but in truth, his role is to break up play and put his body on the line - not to hit 50-yard precision passes or perform fancy flicks and tricks.