Manchester United’s ever decreasing hopes of clinching a top four spot appear to be all but over after they were easily beaten by Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
Title favourites City took the lead inside the first minute, with Edin Dzeko turned the ball in after Samir Nasri’s initial effort came back off the post.
The Bosnian the scored a second to put his side in control, before Yaya Toure added a third in stoppage time to condemn United to a second successive 3-0 home defeat to one of their fierce rivals, following their loss to Liverpool ten days ago.
David Moyes’ men remain in seventh place, twelve points behind fourth place Arsenal, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium.
Everton have moved up to fifth, six points ahead of United with a game in hand, after thumping Newcastle United 3-0 at St James’ Park.
The champions will now turn their attention to Saturday lunchtime’s clash with Aston Villa, before hosting Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie.
They then travel to Newcastle United, before flying out to the Allianz Arena on April 9th.