After imploding a 2 goal lead in the Derby defeat, Pep rides on courage

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola thinks his side did “everything” to win the match in the first half but admits it was a “special day” for Manchester United as they won 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

The Red Devils went two goals down before half-time as Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan scored to put City in command.

However, two quick-fire Paul Pogba finishes and a volley inside the area from Chris Smalling secured the points for United and delayed City’s title party for at least another week.

“A special day for United which is a pity,” Guardiola told BBC Radio 5Live. “We did absolutely everything in the first half but then for 10-15 minutes we conceded goals. It is what it is.

“But we move forward. We did everything in the first half, we played with courage and created so many chances. Some penalties in the first half, some in the second half but we have to improve.

“We were not good enough in the end. The schedule is like this, that’s why this competition is so tough.

“We will try to pick ourselves up for Liverpool, we are professionals.”