SPORTS// Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: Paul Pogba sparks stunning United fightback

Paul Pogba spearheaded a sensational Manchester United comeback to deny Manchester City a chance to win the Premier League title in a 3-2 win on Saturday.

City knew a win would be enough for their third Premier League title and goals from Vincent Kompany (25) and Ilkay Gundogan (30) looked to have sealed the deal.

Pep Guardiola then watched his team waste numerous chances with Raheem Sterling particularly culpable and Pogba, who was offered to Manchester City in January according to Guardiola, put the champagne on ice with a quick-fire double just after half-time (53, 55) before Chris Smalling (69) completed a miraculous comeback.

In a quite pulsating game that produced nine yellow cards, tempers boiled over late on with City being denied what seemed a clear penalty for a dangerous tackle from Ashley Young on Sergio Aguero and David de Gea produced a world-class save to deny the Argentine striker.

The result still leaves Guardiola’s men in pole position for the title as they require just six points from their remaining six games (if United keep winning) – four of which come against relegation-threatened teams. This means they cannot secure the title at Wembley against Tottenham next weekend.

Meanwhile, United are 13 points behind in second and are four clear of Liverpool with a game in hand.

Player Ratings

Manchester City: Ederson (6), Danilo (6), Kompany (7), Otamendi (6), Delph (6), Gundogan (6), Bernardo Silva (6), Fernandinho (4), David Silva (7), Sane (7), Sterling (3)

Subs: Aguero (6), De Bruyne (6), Jesus (6)

Manchester United: De Gea (8), Young (5), Bailly (4), Smalling (6), Valencia (6), Lingard (7), Matic (6), Pogba (8), Herrera (6), Sanchez (7), Lukaku (6)

Subs: McTominay (6)

Man of the match: Paul Pogba

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