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  • Date:30 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,259
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95:15 +5.15

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott. Unfair challenge on Joe Hart by Chris Smalling results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

94:09 +4.09

Ashley Young takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Gareth Barry manages to make a clearance.

92:29 +2.29

James Milner replaces Samir Nasri.

91:22 +1.22

Antonio Valencia challenges Gnegneri Toure Yaya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gael Clichy.

89:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Micah Richards on Ryan Giggs. Free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.

88:01

The official flags Sergio Aguero offside. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

87:23

Gael Clichy takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

86:35

Foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Chris Smalling takes the direct free kick.

85:44

Phil Jones challenges Sergio Aguero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Samir Nasri from left wing.

82:56

Ashley Young fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Young crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Gareth Barry.

81:15

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post. (Man City) makes a substitution, with Micah Richards coming on for David Silva. Ashley Young is brought on as a substitute for Luis Nani.

79:58

Foul by Wayne Rooney on Vincent Kompany, free kick awarded. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

79:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Sergio Aguero. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jones.

77:49

Michael Carrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Barry. Michael Carrick is shown a yellow card. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

77:12

Shot by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target. Antonio Valencia replaces Paul Scholes.

75:21

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Danny Welbeck fouled by Nigel De Jong, the ref awards a free kick. Nigel De Jong receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Luis Nani crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Nigel De Jong.

74:03

Unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya by Paul Scholes results in a free kick. Nigel De Jong takes the direct free kick.

72:59

Gael Clichy fouled by Luis Nani, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

71:51

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68:55

Foul by Phil Jones on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Phil Jones goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.

67:07

Nigel De Jong on for Carlos Tevez.

63:12

Corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line, save by Joe Hart.

60:18

Foul by Patrice Evra on Pablo Zabaleta, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Silva from right wing, clearance made by Patrice Evra.

59:06

Foul by Luis Nani on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

57:31

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Danny Welbeck coming on for Ji-Sung Park.

56:41

Corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line played to the near post, Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance. Effort from the edge of the box by Samir Nasri goes wide of the left-hand upright.

55:10

Carlos Tevez fouled by Chris Smalling, the ref awards a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

52:15

Foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Ryan Giggs, free kick awarded. Caution for Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Patrice Evra takes the free kick.

50:20

Corner from right by-line taken by David Silva.

49:05

Short corner taken by Luis Nani from the left by-line.

48:56

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

47:32

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Giggs, save made by Joe Hart. Luis Nani takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

45:04 +0.04

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Silva, Vincent Kompany finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Man City 1-0 Man Utd.Assist by David Silva.

44:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

40:35

Corner taken short by Luis Nani. Effort on goal by Ji-Sung Park from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

39:33

Corner taken by Samir Nasri, clearance by Phil Jones.

35:55

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Comfortable save by David De Gea.

35:00

Shot by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

34:21

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Clichy. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

32:30

Carlos Tevez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Carrick. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

29:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joleon Lescott on Wayne Rooney. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

28:59

Effort from outside the box by Gnegneri Toure Yaya goes wide right of the target.

24:49

Joleon Lescott fouled by Luis Nani, the ref awards a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

24:11

Effort on goal by Sergio Aguero from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

23:38

Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.

22:50

Luis Nani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

21:49

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, clearance made by Patrice Evra.

18:52

Vincent Kompany shown a yellow card.

12:47

Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney. Patrice Evra takes the direct free kick.

11:38

Patrice Evra fouled by Gareth Barry, the ref awards a free kick. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

10:23

Paul Scholes handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

9:09

Shot from just outside the box by Luis Nani goes over the bar.

7:32

Luis Nani takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

5:08

David Silva takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

1:51

Unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by Carlos Tevez results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

0:30

Corner taken short by Luis Nani.

Match Preview

City not nervous, claims Mancini Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims there have been no nerves in the build-up to Monday's crunch derby against Manchester United. The two heavyweight title rivals meet at the Etihad Stadium in one of the biggest and most eagerly-anticipated matches in Barclays Premier League history. With City trailing league leaders United by just three points going into the game, the stakes are high, but Mancini has continually played down his side's chances. Even though victory would take City back to the top of the table with just two matches remaining, Mancini insists United would remain title favourites and because of that, he says the pressure is yet to show. The Italian said: "It is impossible to be worried for Monday yet. It is football, not work. "Maybe Monday morning there will be pressure, but this is normal for us or for United. But not now, I don't think this." Mancini first wrote off his side's title prospects after a damaging defeat at Arsenal three weeks ago left them trailing by eight points. He has maintained that stance since, despite seeing his side cut the gap with impressive successive wins over West Brom, Norwich and Wolves, while United have faltered against Wigan and Everton. With a testing trip to Newcastle and a home clash with struggling QPR still to come, Mancini says his side have the harder run-in as United play Swansea and Sunderland. Mancini said: "Now we have this small chance but I think it is important that after Arsenal we just continue to play football. "We have only one chance because they lost a point against Everton, but I think it will be difficult. "They have one difficult game against us, then they have two easy games. They will probably get six points. "It is clear if we have a chance - we want to take that chance - but I don't know." Mario Balotelli is available again having served a three-match ban but it remains to be seen whether he will be recalled given the form of Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez. Defender Micah Richards (hamstring) is also fit again after missing last week's win at Wolves. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson must decide whether to make changes. Full-back Rafael would appear to be at the most risk of losing his place from the team that threw away a two-goal lead in the final seven minutes of last Sunday's encounter with Everton. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling could both step in, while Ferguson may also opt to reinforce his midfield with either Ryan Giggs, Tom Cleverley or Park Ji-sung at the expense of a wide player or Danny Welbeck. Giggs has admitted games like Monday's Manchester derby are the reason why he is still operating at the highest level. Should he play some part at the Etihad Stadium, it will be Giggs' 908th appearance for the Red Devils, an incredible 36 of which would have been against City. As someone who, as a schoolboy, trained with the Blues and then grew up in the city, Giggs is acutely aware of how important these all-Manchester battles have always been. Now though, it is something else, right up there with the very biggest matches Giggs has appeared in throughout his long and illustrious career. "These are the sort games which I am still involved in football for," he said. "They are big, title-deciding games. "Apart from cup finals this is as big as you can get." Three points in front but with a significantly inferior goal difference, Giggs knows the price of failure would be concession of United's place at the top of the Premier League. Conversely, victory, or even a draw, would almost guarantee a record 20th league title. The importance does not need to be underlined. Yet Giggs admits the players cannot get drawn into such matters, as difficult as it is to avoid. "They've been saying for the last two or three years that every derby is the biggest ever," he said. "Obviously with three games to go and almost being neck and neck going to the finish there is no mistaking this is a massive game and the biggest in recent times. "But as a United player, you're used to big games. "You have to block out all the hype and the predictions. That's been going on all the season anyway, with people saying City were going to win the title and then United. "It's different for the fans. I must admit it's hard but you have to be professional and not let emotions get too far ahead of you. "Our job is to train well and be ready to perform when kick-off comes."

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 451Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Gael Clichy
  • Gareth Barry
  • Gnegneri Toure Yaya
  • David Silva
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sergio Aguero
  • SUBS
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Micah Richards
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Mario Balotelli

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDLWWW
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • WWWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 6
  • Man City
  • 23/10/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 12/02/2011
  • Man City
  • 0 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 10/11/2010
  • Man City
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 17/04/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 4 - 3
  • Man City
  • 20/09/2009
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 10/05/2009

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 19
  • E Dzeko 13
  • M Balotelli 10
  • A Johnson 6
  • DJ Silva 6
  • S Nasri 5
  • CA Tevez 4
  • G Toure Yaya 4
  • J Lescott 2
  • J Milner 2
  • V Kompany 2
  • A Kolarov 2
  • G Barry 1
  • M Richards 1
  • S Savic 1

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 20
  • JB Hernandez 9
  • D Welbeck 9
  • LC Nani 8
  • D Berbatov 5
  • A Young 5
  • AL Valencia 4
  • P Scholes 3
  • R Giggs 2
  • M Carrick 2
  • J Park 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • D Fletcher 1
  • J Evans 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 114
    • Goals per game 87
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 16 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 13 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 113
    • Goals per game 86
  • 7 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 16 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 13 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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