Top five stats from Manchester United's emphatic 4-2 victory over Manchester City

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We bring you the best Opta stats from Manchester United's victory over fierce rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United took another towards securing a Champions League spot as they thumped rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors took an early lead through Sergio Aguero, but goals from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling saw United assert their dominance.

Aguero grabbed a second for the visitors in the dying stages, but it was not enough to prevent the Red Devils moving four points clear in third place. 

Here are the top five statistics from Sunday's encounter:

3 - This is only the third time that United have scored 4+ goals in a Premier League Manchester derby (5-0 in 1994 and 4-3 in 2009).

4 - Manchester United have now won six Premier League games in a row at Old Trafford for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

71 - City completed just 70.8% of their passes against United, their lowest total in a Premier League match this season.

  Total PassesPassing Accuracy (%)
Manchester Utd 540 82
Manchester City 383 71

2 - Sunday was the first time Ashley Young has scored and assisted in the same top-flight game since March 2012 (versus Spurs).

20 - United have now picked up 20 points versus the current top seven in the Premier League this term; more than any other side.

Bonus: The Red Devils now have 65 points, one more than they collected in the whole of 2013-14.

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