In the Manchester derby, which will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Manchester City and Manchester United will square off against one another.
The Red Devils haven’t played in the Premier League since defeating Arsenal 3-1 on September 4, while Pep Guardiola’s team defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 before the break.
Erling Braut Haaland has another goal for the day. The 22-year-old, who has an incredible 11 goals for the Premier League season, added a second goal in a convincing 3-0 victory over Wolves after Jack Grealish had given his team the lead 55 seconds earlier.
With that 3-0 victory, Pep Guardiola’s team briefly regained the lead in the standings. However, Arsenal’s subsequent win over Brentford by the same score put the champions in second place, one point behind the North London club.
Arsenal continued their good form by extending their lead at the top to four points after a crucial victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Man City are the Premier League’s top goal scorers at home this season with 14 goals in just three games while giving up a joint-low two. Additionally, at least three goals have been scored in each of their past seven home victories in the top division.
The Red Devils will play in their first Premier League match in nearly a month this weekend due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and her state funeral. Since their 3-1 victory over Arsenal, they have lost to Real Sociedad and defeated Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.
Erik ten Hag was named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for September after leading his team to fifth place in the standings, five points behind Man City with a game remaining. During his time in charge, Old Trafford’s fortunes underwent a dramatic turnaround, with four straight victories in the top flight.
Man City defeated Man United 6-1 overall in the 2021–22 season, handing their opponents a humiliating 4-1 loss at the Etihad back in March. However, no Premier League match has seen the away team triumph more often, 21 times to be exact.