Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have lost Premier League matches before but never like this. Aston Villa dominated and dismantled his team from first whistle to last with a performance that demonstrated Unai Emery is capable of more than spoiling the elite’s best-laid plans. He can master them with some of his own.
Klopp clashed with Marcus Buckland after the Reds beat Sheffield United 2-0.
This was a night when one academy graduate was dropped but two others stood up to deliver a huge win for their manager. Erik ten Hag’s brave decision to omit Marcus Rashford was rewarded with a performance of bold attacking intent from Manchester United and two star turns from Scott McTominay and Alejandro Garnacho.