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United 4 City 3: Player ratings
Published : 20 Sep 2009 22:25:52
Foster: Should have smashed clearance into back row for City's first goal and beaten on near post for last 5 O'Shea: Was shocked by Bellamy's goal and had a mixed battle with the Welshman 6 Ferdinand: Didn't react to Tevez's ability to chase down balls for City's first and awful slack lob set up final equaliser 6 Vidic: With only one striker to handle between two he wasn't able to stamp himself on game 7 Evra: The sideshow tangle between him and Wright-Phillips was an enthralling match up 7 Park: Didn't hurt City's arguable Achilles heel Bridge enough and shooting didn't damage Blues either 6 Fletcher: Patches when he was dominant in midfield and times when out of tune but his two-goal effort won the day 8 Anderson: When De Jong was on top in first half he hardly showed but he got his foot in the door in second 7 Giggs: A key man in for the Reds - especially the goals - and energised the side in second half 9 Rooney: Started off like a train with opener but then was absent from action too often 8 Berbatov: Had chances to be derby hero but gave Given every chance to be a hero 7 Subs: Valencia: (sub Park 62) Put in some inviting crosses 6 Owen: (sub Berbatov 77) Cool winner 6 Carrick: (sub Anderson 90) Too late to make impression Not used: Nani, Evans, Kuszczak Battle of the bosses: Masterstroke by Fergie bringing on Owen as sub and to playing Giggs on left Referee: Martin Atkinson - Handled it very well 8 Attendance: 75,066 Agree with the ratings? Have your say.