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EPL: Laporte Seeks Derby Revenge vs Man Utd
After Manchester United delayed City’s Premier League title coronation last season, Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte will be seeking revenge over their neighbour on Sunday when the two sides meet in the first Manchester derby since the delayed.
City required a victory to be crowned Premier League champions in April and took a two-goal lead at the Etihad Stadium, before a spectacular second-half comeback from United put the party on hold.
Guardiola’s side secured the title a week later, but the 3-2 victory gave United local bragging rights and has not been forgotten in the City changing room, who will have the chance to avenge the defeat.
“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team,” Laporte told Sky Sports.
“We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment.
“It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table.”