Seven games into the Premier League campaign and Manchester City, remarkably, remain in the bottom half of the table following their failure to beat Liverpool.
It was far from the rout many pundits had predicted, but Manchester United still failed to halt the Liverpool juggernaut that is rolling relentlessly and unimpeded towards a first-ever Premier League title
It’s a long way back for Manchester City in their pursuit of a hat-trick of Premier League titles.
Spirited Manchester United ruined Liverpool’s 100 per cent Premier League record and also ended their hopes of creating history.
Reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made one telling save as Manchester City beat arch rivals Liverpool on penalties to retain the FA Community Shield.