There can be no real guarantees in the Manchester derby, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his mark on the game was always going to be one of them.
Ibra arrived at Old Trafford spoiling for a battle against his old nemesis Pep Guardiola, and while it was City who dominated the first half, it wasn't long before the striker found the back of the net.
For United, the game looked all but lost with 35 minutes gone after Kevin de Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho had put the visitors 2-0 up. Cue a cracking goal from their Swedish superstar, who smashed home on the volley from close to the edge of the box.
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Take a look at his goal here:
Admittedly, Claudio Bravo should have done much better, so Ibrahimovic can rest safe in the knowledge that he, at least momentarily, left Guardiola looking rather silly, having brought in the stopper because of his kicking - not his ability to actually catch the ball.
Joe Hart will no doubt be sitting somewhere in Turin with a big smile on his face, but it could've been even worse for Bravo as Ibrahimovic could well have equalised shortly before the half-time whistle, were it not for a poor finish cleared off the line by John Stones.
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