MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides first goal with team mate Nolito of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Watch: Kevin De Bruyne opens the scoring for City in the Manchester Derby

Manchester City drew first blood in the Manchester Derby when Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring on 15 minutes. City had dominated the early portion of today’s Derby, and De Bruyne’s goal punctuated that fact.

Ironically the goal was set up by a long ball from deep in City’s own end. The buildup play completely bypassed the midfield, a tactic not usually spotted in Pep Guardiola’s teams. Alexandar Kolarov played the ball far up the pitch and found the head of Kelechi Iheanacho. The forward, replacing the suspended Sergio Aguero, flicked the ball into the feet of De Bruyne who rounded a flat-footed Daley Blind. The Belgian finished cleanly past David De Gea.

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