Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Derby Was One to Forget, but Point Could Be Crucial for Both

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Derby Was One to Forget, but Point Could Be Crucial for Both

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WE'RE united on one thing, there have been better Manchester derbies!

In fact, I reckon no-one really deserved to be man of the match, although for the record it went to Kevin de Bruyne, who was a 9/1 shot at Betfred.

But a point a piece after the badtempered stalemate could end up being just enough for City and United to BOTH land top four places.

Tomorrow, they both play relegation battlers with United hosting Swansea and City at Middlesbrough. So that's sure to be three points a piece for Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho - and both will then overtake third-place Liverpool, who will be under enormous pressure at Watford on Monday.

That's how the final four Premier League places could easily end up with Chelsea top, Spurs second, City third and United fourth.

We have City 1/10 for a top four finish, Liverpool 4/9, United 5/2 and Arsenal 9/2. …

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