Youngster Phil Foden, affectionately known as Stockport’s Iniesta, fired Manchester City into the Premier League’s top four for the first time this season.
Manchester United returned to the Premier League summit after Paul Pogba scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at Burnley.
Bernardo Silva rediscovered the goalscoring touch which has deserted him in the current campaign for Manchester City.
Former England international Chris Waddle’s post-match analysis perfectly summed up Manchester United’s laboured Emirates FA Cup, third-round win against Watford at Old Trafford.
Spirited Oldham Athletic failed to replicate an encouraging first-half display as they were beaten at Championship club AFC Bournemouth in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.