Manchester City’s advantage over their neighbours was inevitable, but few expected it to be shown so quickly.
Man City did what they do best, worked the ball to the byline and cut it back towards the penalty spot, albeit this time from a bit further out than usual.
A poor defensive read by Harry Maguire and Alex Telles on Bernardo Silva’s cross allowed De Bruyne to score inside seven minutes, leaving David de Gea stricken on his goal line.
As a result, United must upset the apple cart if they are to win.
The complete video is below.
City strike first in the Manchester derby! 🔵
Kevin de Bruyne slots the ball through Harry Maguire's legs and past David de Gea! pic.twitter.com/XVSIzbfRCT
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 6, 2022