Manchester United Man City open historic lead over goal-shy rivals Man United Goal 03:06 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Manchester City Chelsea v Manchester United Manchester City v Arsenal Chelsea Arsenal Premier League The Red Devils have mustered just one goal in their last three away games, a run that has helped City pull away at the Premier League’s summit It was a fine day for the blue half of Manchester on Sunday as City opened up an historic gap against local rivals United. Premier League leaders City extended their advantage over the Red Devils to eight points after dispatching Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. United had the chance to reduce that deficit shortly afterwards, but the Red Devils came up short against Chelsea and left Stamford Bridge empty-handed after a 1-0 defeat. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That eight-point lead is now the largest ever enjoyed by a team leading the Premier League table after 11 games of the season. Having kept touch with City during the early weeks of the campaign, United have seen the gap widen in recent weeks. And there is no doubt that, unlike their goal-happy rivals, a lack of potency in front of goal is hurting Jose Mourinho’s men, especially away from home.3 – Man Utd away league games 2017-18:First 3 – 20 shots on target, 7 goals, 7 pointsLast 3 – 6 shots on target, 1 goal, 1 point.Stunted. pic.twitter.com/l6Wq2QqWwJ — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 5 November 2017 After recording 20 shots on target and scoring seven goals in their first three away league games this season, the Red Devils have managed just six shots on target in their last three, scoring once.