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First blood to Guardiola as City seal 2-1 win over United in PL

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.10: Pep Guardiola enjoyed victory over his old nemesis Jose Mourinho as Manchester City clinched a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in their fourth Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

It was City's midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who opened the account first for his side by scoring the goal in the 15th minute of the match, Sport24 reported.

City doubled their lead via Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who tapped in from six yards in the 36th minute.

Iheanacho, who replaced suspended Sergio Aguero in the squad, played a pivotal role in both City goals, first flicking the ball on for the 15th-minute opener before tapping in the second after De Bruyne's shot had hit the post.

Although United produced some fight back through Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal in the 42nd minute, it was just not enough to seal victory.

The match, which marked the first encounter between Guardiola and Mourinho since 2013, also saw City end United's perfect start to the Premier League this season.

United, who have won three of their four league matches so far, will lock horns with Watford while City will take on Bournemouth in their next league clash.(ANI)