In  the first Manchester derby of the new campaign both teams and managers wanted to set a statement of intent to win the Barclays Premier League. It was Manuel Pellegrini’s and David Moyes’ first Manchester derby, since arriving  from there respective clubs Malaga and Everton, so both teams desperately wanted to win. 

Manchester City started off the game brightly and on the sixteenth minute they got the goal they deserved; Samir Nasri used neat footwork to get a yard over Chris Smalling and sent in a cross which went straight to Sergio Ageuro, who guided the ball past the stranded De Gea in the United goal.          

For the rest of the half city dominated. The standout performer being Manchester City’s new signing from Valencia CF Jesus Navas, running the show from the right hand side. And on the 45th minute Yaya Toure put away the second. The corner came in from David Silva- Edin Dzeko got in front of his marker and glided a header to the back post. Fortunately for City, Yaya Toure was there to tap the ball in with his knee.

As both teams went in for half time Manuel Pellegrini would have been the happier of the two managers.

As the second half started, Manchester United would have hoped that the second half would be less one sided but that would not be the case.

Man City came flying out of the traps and just 2 minutes after the restart Sergio Aguero came up with the goods and put away his 2nd of the game. Silva picked the ball up on the edge of the box before sending Alvaro Negredo through with a beautifully weighted ball. The angle was tight so he dinked the ball across the box to Aguero who had the easy job of converting from 6 yards.

Man United had no way of stopping city’s attacking quality and soon enough city had scored again, on the 50th minute. Navas runs down the right wing, getting past two United players. He stops weighing up his options then whips in a venomous cross which Nasri lashes past De Gea with a lethal  volley.

Manchester United are not prepared to concede another goal, however they wanted to even out the score sheet. So they began to chase the game. Eventually, on the 88th  minute they got the goal they were looking  for. Cleverlly dribbling round the city area having no real attacking purpose got clattered  into by Yaya Toure. The resulting free kick being curled superbly into the top corner by Manchester united’s star performer Wayne Rooney.

As Mark Clattenberg blew his whistle the Ethiad stadium erupted knowing that the blue side of Manchester would have bragging rights for at least 6 months.

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