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The referee brings the game to a close.
Shot by Edin Dzeko went wide left of the goal.
Samir Nasri takes the free kick.
Yaya Toure fouled by Nemanja Vidic, the ref awards a free kick.
Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.
James Milner makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
Wayne Rooney has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Centre by Chris Smalling.
Wayne Rooney hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Man City 4-1 Man Utd.
Francisco Javi Garcia on for Sergio Aguero.
Matija Nastasic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney.
Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Luis Fernandinho results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Marouane Fellaini.
Nemanja Vidic has a headed effort at goal. Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joe Hart parries the effort to safety.
Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.
Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal. David De Gea parries the ball away.
Clearance by Joe Hart.
The ball is crossed by James Milner.
Alvaro Negredo goes off and Edin Dzeko comes on.
Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas leaves the field to be replaced by James Milner.
Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.
Wayne Rooney fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Marouane Fellaini. A parry by Joe Hart prevents the goal.
Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Chris Smalling.
Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick.
Wayne Rooney has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Yaya Toure gets a block in.
Foul by Luis Fernandinho on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded.
Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Danny Welbeck. Blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri.
The ball is delivered by Yaya Toure.
Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Marouane Fellaini is caught offside.
Shot by Wayne Rooney went over.
A cross is delivered by Chris Smalling.
Clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
Header at goal by Marouane Fellaini to the left of the net.
Tom Cleverley is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Young.
The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra.
A cross is delivered by Alvaro Negredo.
Alvaro Negredo sends in a cross. Sergio Aguero grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man City 3-0 Man Utd.Alvaro Negredo provided the assist for the goal.
The game restarts for the second half.
The half-time whistle blows.
Header by Alvaro Negredo goes to the left of the goal. Yaya Toure scores a left footed goal. Man City 2-0 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Alvaro Negredo.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.
The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta.
Wayne Rooney crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Fernandinho on Chris Smalling.
Shot by Antonio Valencia went wide left of the target.
Ashley Young crosses the ball.
Shot by Alvaro Negredo missed to the left of the target.
Pablo Zabaleta fouled by Ashley Young, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Welbeck on Joe Hart.
Matija Nastasic challenges Danny Welbeck unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.
Ashley Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alvaro Negredo.
Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Caution for Wayne Rooney.
Alvaro Negredo takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Foul by Marouane Fellaini on Matija Nastasic, free kick awarded.
Matija Nastasic takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Wayne Rooney.
Vincent Kompany fouled by Wayne Rooney, the ref awards a free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas sends in a cross.
Corner taken by Wayne Rooney.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Young.
Alvaro Negredo has an effort at goal. Ashley Young gets a block in.
Wayne Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero.
Yaya Toure takes a shot. Nemanja Vidic gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a brilliant shot. Blocked by Michael Carrick.
Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov. Blocked by Antonio Valencia.
Header by Matija Nastasic misses right.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.
Luis Fernandinho restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Ashley Young.
Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Chris Smalling fouled by Matija Nastasic, the ref awards a free kick.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Clearance made by Ashley Young.
The referee gets the game underway.
Pellegrini hails winning mentality
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has claimed his players have a stronger winning mentality than their Manchester United counterparts.
There was a feeling City lacked the mental toughness of their rivals last season as they meekly surrendered the Barclays Premier League title they won in 2012.
Pellegrini does not share that view of the squad he inherited in the summer and is speaking confidently ahead of Sunday's eagerly-anticipated Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.
The Chilean said: "I don't know what happened in the past but I know that our mentality in this moment is very strong, so strong or more strong than Manchester United."
City finished 11 points behind champions United last season.
The significance of this weekend's derby in local terms and in the wider context of the title race is not lost on Pellegrini.
The 60-year-old said: "I don't need to be here to know how important the derby is, but working here and living here I know it is a special game.
"It is a match of six points. It is very important to win (against) one of the most important teams.
"It is more important to win than not to lose."
Pellegrini may be new to the Manchester derby but he is no stranger to big rivalries having previously managed at Real Madrid and River Plate.
Pellegrini, who has been living in a Manchester hotel since his appointment, said: "Real Madrid-Barcelona is a very important derby and River-Boca (Juniors) also, but when you live in the city every day you feel how important this derby is for the city of Manchester, for both sides.
"The last week all the people are talking about the derby, I know it is a very important derby and the most important match for this club."
United are also finding their feet under a new manager after David Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.
Sunday's clash will be the first Manchester derby since 1986 in which Ferguson has not been in the United dugout.
Pellegrini believes former Everton boss Moyes was a good choice of successor for the long-serving Ferguson but has reminded him of the pressures he faces.
He said: "It was no surprise because he has had a very good career here in England.
"Maybe he didn't win a title because it is very difficult to win a title if you are not at four or five teams but he has all the merits to be the manager of Manchester United.
"It is impossible not to be under a lot of pressure, not in replacing Alex Ferguson but in managing Manchester United, or big teams.
"You are always under big pressure but that is a good way to work because you know what you have to do."
Midfielder David Silva could return on Sunday after two games out with a thigh injury, right-back Micah Richards (hamstring) is back in training after missing the start of the season and could be in contention but left-back Gael Clichy is not yet ready to feature.
United boss Moyes looks set to plunge Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand into their third match in a week. Rafael (hamstring), Danny Welbeck (knee) and Phil Jones (ankle) all missed the midweek Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen, while Nani is available after suspension.
Wayne Rooney has added fuel to the fire ahead of the derby by claiming it is not the biggest game of the season for Moyes' side, believing the clashes with Liverpool mean much more to the club.
"They're all big games. Obviously United and Liverpool has been a massive game over the years," Rooney told The Mirror when asked if United vs City is now the biggest rivalry in English football.
"City have had their success recently, but I would probably say that United and Liverpool is still the biggest game."
City won the Premier League title in dramatic fashion two seasons ago on goal difference before Ferguson led the Red Devils to the final title of his highly decorated career last term ahead of his retirement.
However, Rooney does not think this weekend's fixture against United's noisy neighbours will define this season.
"The English players are more aware of what it means after the last four or five years," the 27-year-old said.
"It's a big game and we'll be going there hopefully to win. I've scored a few goals against City and I'm looking forward to the match.
"It's a massive game between two title contenders. It's not going to define the season, but it's a big game, a local derby."
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