Kyle Walker: City will "fight until the end" despite Liverpool's 14-point lead

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Kyle Walker of Manchester City applauds the Manchester City fans after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
Kyle Walker has said Man City will "fight until the end" for the title. (Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils emerged from the Manchester derby victorious, dimming rivals Manchester City’s chances of a fifth Premier League title.

In-form Marcus Rashford put his side ahead inside the first half hour, thanks to a penalty awarded by VAR. Anthony Martial doubled Manchester United’s lead just six minutes later, with City only able to pull a consolation goal back deep into the second half through Nicolás Otamendi.

In a post-match interview, Kyle Walker commented on his side’s current form and applauded title rivals Liverpool for being “on fire”.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Manager Pep Guardiola of Manchester City walks off after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Manchester City are now 14 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. (Getty Images)

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“It’s going to be difficult, we all know that,” admitted the right-back following the home defeat. “They [Liverpool] are getting wins and we’re not. It’s as simple as that.”

Manchester City’s derby day disappointment marks their fourth league loss this season, plummeting them a huge 14 points behind top-of-the-table Liverpool.

Following Everton’s shock win over Chelsea, the Cityzens have leapfrogged into third place, but no team in history has ever overturned a 14-point deficit.

“We’ll keep fighting until the end, that’s all I can say,” continued Walker. “I can’t say that we can catch them, because it is a big gap.

“But we will fight until the end – until it’s mathematically over. That’s when we’ll give up.”

(L-R) Manchester United's English defender Ashley Young, Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea and Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford celebrate victory at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 7, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's form has picked up following wins against Spurs and Man City. (Getty Images)

Manchester United’s win sees them sitting in fifth in the table on 24 points, five behind Chelsea in the Champions League qualifying zone.

Pep Guardiola’s side will hope to return to winning ways against Arsenal in their next Premier League fixture on December 15. Meanwhile Man United will prepare to face an Everton side that foiled Chelsea 3-1.

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