Manchester City secured an important win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge courtesy of Gabriel Jesus to send out a statement to their Premier League title rivals.
The Brazilian was on the spot for the visitors with a neat turn and finish with the aid of a deflection to score the only goal of the game in a tight contest.
The Blues were below-par for the majority of the game as City dominated possession, and could well have won by a greater margin if not for Edouard Mendy, with Pep Guardiola and his team are back to winning ways in the league.
Both teams are in Champions League action during week. Chelsea are away to Juventus on Wednesday, while Manchester City travel to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
The other early clash saw a late Hause winner seals the deal for Aston Villa – who manage a win at Old Trafford for the first time since 2009.
The defender, only in the starting XI today due to Tuanzebe’s unavailability, was the only difference between the two teams today as his powerful header from six yards out with two minutes to go was enough to gather all three points.
It was a frantic end to the match though as Hause thought he had given away the equaliser at the 91st minute after his handball inside the area gave United a late chance to level the score from the penalty spot.
However, Fernandes sent his spot-kick over the bar, much to the delight of the travelling support. Villa go into seventh spot, while United drop one to fourth.