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  • Date:23 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,487
  • Fletcher (80)
  • Balotelli (21) Balotelli (21)
    Balotelli (59) Aguero (68)
    Dzeko (89)
    Silva (90) Dzeko (90)
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93mins

Edin Dzeko finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 1-6 Man City.Assist on the goal came from David Silva.

92mins

Close range shot by Edin Dzeko clears the bar.

91mins

David Silva scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 1-5 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Edin Dzeko.

89mins

Aleksandar Kolarov joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Milner. David Silva takes the inswinging corner, Edin Dzeko grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-4 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Joleon Lescott.

88mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

87mins

Phil Jones sends in a cross, save by Joe Hart.

86mins

Darren Fletcher crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Smalling misses to the left of the goal.

86mins

Micah Richards challenges Danny Welbeck unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Micah Richards for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ashley Young.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Ashley Young. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smalling.

84mins

Samir Nasri crosses the ball, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

83mins

Danny Welbeck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Micah Richards. Danny Welbeck goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

81mins

Goal scored by Darren Fletcher from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-3 Man City.Assist by Javier Hernandez.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Chris Smalling. Chris Smalling is booked. Free kick taken by David Silva.

78mins

Corner taken left-footed by David Silva to the near post, clearance made by Chris Smalling.

77mins

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

75mins

The referee blows for offside. Samir Nasri comes on in place of Sergio Aguero. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

74mins

Close range shot by David Silva clears the bar.

73mins

Darren Fletcher sends in a cross, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Micah Richards gets a block in.

73mins

Darren Fletcher sends in a cross, Micah Richards makes a clearance.

72mins

Foul by Joleon Lescott on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ashley Young, Edin Dzeko makes a clearance.

70mins

Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

70mins

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Mario Balotelli goes off and Edin Dzeko comes on. Micah Richards restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Micah Richards, Sergio Aguero grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 0-3 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Micah Richards.

67mins

Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

67mins

Patrice Evra shown a yellow card.

67mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young played to the near post.

65mins

Luis Nani goes off and Javier Hernandez comes on. Phil Jones replaces Oliveira Anderson.

65mins

David Silva sends in a cross, Chris Smalling gets a block in.

64mins

James Milner decides to take a short corner.

64mins

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

62mins

Oliveira Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Aguero. Oliveira Anderson is cautioned. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

60mins

James Milner delivers the ball, Mario Balotelli finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 0-2 Man City.James Milner provided the assist for the goal.

59mins

Micah Richards fouled by Patrice Evra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Milner.

58mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken by Oliveira Anderson from the right by-line, clearance by Micah Richards.

57mins

Chris Smalling takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.

57mins

A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Short corner worked by Ashley Young.

56mins

Ashley Young takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

56mins

Patrice Evra sends in a cross, blocked by Vincent Kompany.

55mins

James Milner sends in a cross.

54mins

Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by James Milner.

53mins

Effort from inside the area by Micah Richards misses to the left of the goal.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Darren Fletcher. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

47mins

Jonathan Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Jonathan Evans is sent off. Mario Balotelli produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

45mins

Foul by Chris Smalling on Gael Clichy, free kick awarded. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Ashley Young fouled by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, the ref awards a free kick. Oliveira Anderson takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Foul by Luis Nani on Gael Clichy, free kick awarded. David Silva takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Chris Smalling. Direct free kick taken by Gael Clichy.

42mins

Oliveira Anderson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Vincent Kompany. Vincent Kompany is shown a yellow card. Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.

40mins

Centre by Sergio Aguero, Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.

39mins

Ashley Young delivers the ball in from the corner.

39mins

Chris Smalling crosses the ball.

37mins

Unfair challenge on David Silva by Oliveira Anderson results in a free kick. Mario Balotelli has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Wayne Rooney gets a block in.

36mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

34mins

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. David Silva delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

34mins

Oliveira Anderson takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

33mins

Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line, save by Joe Hart.

33mins

The ball is crossed by Ashley Young, blocked by Micah Richards.

32mins

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani, Gael Clichy gets a block in.

32mins

Micah Richards challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.

31mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Mario Balotelli, clearance by Wayne Rooney.

29mins

Oliveira Anderson crosses the ball, clearance by Gael Clichy.

27mins

Ashley Young has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

27mins

The ball is sent over by Ashley Young, blocked by James Milner.

26mins

Micah Richards has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the goal.

26mins

A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, blocked by Gael Clichy.

24mins

The referee cautions Mario Balotelli for unsporting behaviour. The ball is swung over by Sergio Aguero.

22mins

James Milner produces a cross, Goal scored by Mario Balotelli from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 0-1 Man City.Assist by James Milner.

21mins

Gael Clichy sends in a cross, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Gael Clichy sends in a cross, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

21mins

Luis Nani sends in a cross, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

20mins

Foul by Mario Balotelli on Rio Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Luis Nani delivers the ball, blocked by David Silva.

15mins

Ashley Young crosses the ball.

15mins

Outswinging corner taken by James Milner.

14mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.

14mins

A cross is delivered by James Milner, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Micah Richards, Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

13mins

Chris Smalling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Gael Clichy takes the free kick.

13mins

Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.

10mins

Pass corner from right by-line crossed in by Oliveira Anderson, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Chris Smalling sends in a cross, Gael Clichy gets a block in.

9mins

James Milner challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Young from left wing, Mario Balotelli manages to make a clearance.

8mins

James Milner takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

7mins

Ashley Young delivers a pass corner to short.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Micah Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Oliveira Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

5mins

Ashley Young delivers the ball, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Patrice Evra takes the free kick.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Ashley Young, Micah Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Young, clearance made by Gael Clichy.

3mins

The ball is crossed by Luis Nani, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Jones relishing derby atmosphere Phil Jones is expecting the white-hot heat of a Manchester derby to eclipse the notoriously fractious rivalry between Burnley and Blackburn. Those seething all-Lancashire tussles are the only real experience Jones has of a derby atmosphere. The spite and venom on show in those contests came as a shock to the Premier League. Yet even Chorley-born Jones feels that intensity will be surpassed at Old Trafford, as Manchester United entertain City looking for a win that would take them back to the top of the table. "I played for Blackburn against Burnley and that was pretty hostile, although I would imagine this tops that one," said the 19-year-old. "The atmosphere doesn't bother me too much. We've been away in the Champions League and played in hostile atmospheres. "This is obviously going to be massive for both clubs. It means a lot to the fans. Hopefully we can get one over on them and make our supporters happy." This particular meeting is given added spice by the fact the two Manchester clubs currently lie first and second in the table. Chelsea will fancy their chances of gate-crashing the Mancunian party given their excellent recent form. However, there is a sense within the United camp that City offer the greatest threat to their status as champions given the vast amounts of money Roberto Mancini has been able to spend in amassing possibly the strongest squad in Europe. "They've had a lot of money to spend and have brought some quality players in," said Jones. "But we are just treating it as another game. All the papers are hyping it up. That's natural - it's a derby. "But we can't afford to look at it like that. It's far too early in the season to start ruling out teams and trying to decide who's going to win the league. "However, it would be a good confidence booster and if we concentrate on what we're good at I am sure we'll get the three points." Sir Alex Ferguson has recalled Rio Ferdinand to his squad. The England centre-half was excused the Champions League trip to Romania in midweek, but is available and could partner skipper Nemanja Vidic for the first time since the opening day of the season. Roberto Mancini has no intention of resting until Manchester City rival Manchester United for size. City are for once in the ascendancy heading into a clash against their neighbours. The club have made considerable progress during Mancini's two years in charge and the Italian wants to maintain the current trajectory until City surpass some of Europe's great clubs. He said: "I think that should be our target. When you have Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and you work for this, you want to be like them. "I don't know in how many years we can do this but we will work for this. We want to become one of the top clubs in Europe." City are two points ahead of United at the top of the table having won seven and drawn one of their eight games, scoring a remarkable 27 goals in the process. Yet United are also unbeaten and with their statistics barely a shade worse - the Red Devils have struck 25 times - both sides have the potential to keep the other's goalkeeper busy. Mancini said: "For all the games - scoring three or four goals - this game could finish 0-0, but I think both teams have very good strikers. We can score and they can score. "I don't [need to] think about this match. I don't speak about it with the players because they know that it is difficult. "On Sunday we will meet a strong team, but they know everything about it. I don't think they need me to speak to them about Wayne Rooney, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez], Nani. I think, for me, it is easy." City have no fresh injury concerns. Striker Mario Balotelli returns after suspension in midweek while Owen Hargreaves, who made his league debut for City last week, will be assessed in a practice match before the game against his former club. Carlos Tevez, the subject of disciplinary proceedings, is highly unlikely to be recalled.

Formation:442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • David De Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Luis Nani
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Oliveira Anderson
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Danny Welbeck
  • SUBS
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Phil Jones
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Ji-Sung Park
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Fabio Da Silva
  • Antonio Valencia

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Match Report

Six-up City crush United Controversial striker Mario Balotelli provided the spark as Manchester City stormed Old Trafford to humiliate rivals Manchester United 6-1. Hours after more headlines about his off-field antics following a fire at his home, Balotelli struck twice to set up a convincing win for the Barclays Premier League leaders over 10-man United. Balotelli also won the free-kick which led to a straight red card for United defender Jonny Evans before Edin Dzeko struck twice and Sergio Aguero and David Silva added to the tally. United claimed a consolation with a fine goal from Darren Fletcher 10 minutes from time but they were ran ragged in the dying moments as City struck three times after the 88th minute. City's stunning victory not only lifted them five points clear of United and underlined their title credentials but shattered a host of statistics. In recording only their second win at Old Trafford since 1974, City inflicted United's first home defeat since April 2010 and ended their run of 19 consecutive home league wins. It left the watching Glazers, United's owners, hoping for better luck as they flew to Wembley by private helicopter to watch their other team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the NFL tonight. Balotelli had returned to the side after suspension in midweek as one of six changes. United showed similar rotation from their Champions League win over Otelul Galati with fit-again defender Rio Ferdinand among those to come in while Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic dropped out. It was the hosts who made the early running with Ashley Young twice testing Micah Richards down the left, winning a free-kick and a corner. United threatened again when Young bent in another free-kick but Balotelli was back to head clear. Wayne Rooney went down in the box under a challenge from Vincent Kompany but referee Mark Clattenburg saw nothing untoward. Despite their quieter start, it was City who took the lead after 22 minutes through Balotelli. Silva fed Milner and the midfielder pulled the ball back for Balotelli to place a low, first-time shot beyond the reach of De Gea from 18 yards, finding the right corner. He marked the goal with self-deprecating humour by lifting his shirt to reveal a T-shirt saying, "Why Always Me?". United responded but Anderson and Rooney both shot straight at Joe Hart. United had another good chance when Rooney pulled the ball back from a Young cross but Evans badly miskicked. Kompany was booked for bringing down Danny Welbeck as United tried to launch another counter-attack but City held firm until the break. United's problems then increased considerably as Evans was sent off within two minutes of the restart for denying Balotelli a goalscoring opportunity. Balotelli stayed on his feet until crossing the 18-yard line as Evans pulled back his arm but Clattenburg awarded a free-kick outside the area and then showed the defender the red card. United survived the resulting set-piece and breathed again shortly afterwards when Clattenburg gave nothing after Richards collided with Anderson and appealed for a penalty. Another chance came as Balotelli picked out Aguero with a deep cross but the Argentinian failed to connect with a volley and Richards missed the target. Young went close as United countered but his mishit first shot rebounded off Milner and he was rushed into guiding a second attempt wide. United applied more pressure with Rooney shooting at Hart again but City made their numerical superiority count with a well-worked second goal for Balotelli just before the hour. Silva caught the home defence with a brilliant ball for Milner inside the area and Balotelli arrived unmarked to turn in his cross for a sixth goal in five games. Chris Smalling then made a vital interception in front of goal as Balotelli threatened to grab a hat-trick. City were in complete control and claimed a third after 69 minutes as Milner played Richards into space on the right and he duly squared for Aguero to slide home from six yards. Roberto Mancini decided to take off Balotelli with 20 minutes remaining and he left the field quietly to take the congratulations of his team-mates on the bench. His replacement Dzeko almost scored a fourth City goal within moments of entering the field with a low shot which rolled just wide. Dzeko had another chance as United were caught out again but De Gea produced a fine save. United clawed one back as Fletcher curled in a fine effort from long distance but City upped the tempo with three more in the closing minutes. Joleon Lescott was free to cross at the back post as a free-kick was flicked on and the ball rebounded in off Dzeko. Silva then broke clear to slide the ball under De Gea before the Spaniard released Dzeko to complete the rout. end

Form Guide

    WWWDWD
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Man City
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 30/11/2008

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 8
  • LC Nani 3
  • JB Hernandez 3
  • D Welbeck 3
  • A Young 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • J Park 1
  • C Smalling 1

Man City

  • SL Aguero 8
  • E Dzeko 6
  • M Balotelli 3
  • J Milner 2
  • A Johnson 2
  • DJ Silva 2
  • G Barry 1
  • V Kompany 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • S Savic 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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