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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.
Close range shot by Edin Dzeko clears the bar.
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.
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.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Phil Jones sends in a cross, save by Joe Hart.
Darren Fletcher crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Smalling misses to the left of the goal.
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.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Ashley Young. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smalling.
Samir Nasri crosses the ball, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
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.
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.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Chris Smalling. Chris Smalling is booked. Free kick taken by David Silva.
Corner taken left-footed by David Silva to the near post, clearance made by Chris Smalling.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.
The referee blows for offside. Samir Nasri comes on in place of Sergio Aguero. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
Close range shot by David Silva clears the bar.
Darren Fletcher sends in a cross, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Micah Richards gets a block in.
Darren Fletcher sends in a cross, Micah Richards makes a clearance.
Foul by Joleon Lescott on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ashley Young, Edin Dzeko makes a clearance.
Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
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.
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.
Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.
Patrice Evra shown a yellow card.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young played to the near post.
Luis Nani goes off and Javier Hernandez comes on. Phil Jones replaces Oliveira Anderson.
David Silva sends in a cross, Chris Smalling gets a block in.
James Milner decides to take a short corner.
David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.
Oliveira Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Aguero. Oliveira Anderson is cautioned. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.
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.
Micah Richards fouled by Patrice Evra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Milner.
Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
Inswinging corner taken by Oliveira Anderson from the right by-line, clearance by Micah Richards.
Chris Smalling takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.
A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.
Short corner worked by Ashley Young.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.
Patrice Evra sends in a cross, blocked by Vincent Kompany.
James Milner sends in a cross.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by James Milner.
Effort from inside the area by Micah Richards misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Darren Fletcher. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
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.
Foul by Chris Smalling on Gael Clichy, free kick awarded. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Young fouled by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, the ref awards a free kick. Oliveira Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Luis Nani on Gael Clichy, free kick awarded. David Silva takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Chris Smalling. Direct free kick taken by Gael Clichy.
Oliveira Anderson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
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.
Centre by Sergio Aguero, Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Ashley Young delivers the ball in from the corner.
Chris Smalling crosses the ball.
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.
Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
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.
Oliveira Anderson takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line, save by Joe Hart.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Young, blocked by Micah Richards.
The ball is delivered by Luis Nani, Gael Clichy gets a block in.
Micah Richards challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by Mario Balotelli, clearance by Wayne Rooney.
Oliveira Anderson crosses the ball, clearance by Gael Clichy.
Ashley Young has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Ashley Young, blocked by James Milner.
Micah Richards has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, blocked by Gael Clichy.
The referee cautions Mario Balotelli for unsporting behaviour. The ball is swung over by Sergio Aguero.
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.
Gael Clichy sends in a cross, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Gael Clichy sends in a cross, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.
Luis Nani sends in a cross, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
Foul by Mario Balotelli on Rio Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.
Luis Nani delivers the ball, blocked by David Silva.
Ashley Young crosses the ball.
Outswinging corner taken by James Milner.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.
A cross is delivered by James Milner, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Micah Richards, Patrice Evra makes a clearance.
Chris Smalling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Gael Clichy takes the free kick.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.
Pass corner from right by-line crossed in by Oliveira Anderson, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.
Chris Smalling sends in a cross, Gael Clichy gets a block in.
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.
James Milner takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.
Ashley Young delivers a pass corner to short.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Micah Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Oliveira Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
Ashley Young delivers the ball, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Patrice Evra takes the free kick.
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.
The ball is crossed by Luis Nani, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.
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.
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.
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