Manchester Derby – Manchester City vs Manchester United – Live Blog

FT: Manchester City 4 – 1 Manchester United

Aguero (2), Toure and Nasri score for City
Rooney scores a great free kick
FT: Cardiff 0 – 1 Tottenham
Paulinho scores stoppage time winner

FT – So that’s that and a fantastic game ends! Remember, for more great posts and live blogs, keep blametheblogger!

FT – Elsewhere: It’s Full Time at Cardiff and Paulinho has done a Bale!

FT – Twitter Watch

FT – So, we’d love to hear your opinions on a great derby.

FT – Elsewhere: Big news that there has been a late goal in Cardiff, and Paulinho has perhaps won it for Spurs!!!

FT – So derby delight, and the performance of the season so far for Man City, and the blue side of Manchester can start partying!

90 + 3 – Full Time

90 + 2 – Dzeko fires a shot just wide of the far post, just.

90 + 1 – 4-1 looks slightly better than 4-0. Slightly.

90 – 3 added minutes.

89 – I have to give mine to Yaya Toure, who played fantastically and even grabbed a goal.

88 – Who is your man of the match?

86 – GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A consolation goal for United with a fantastic free kick from Wayne Rooney, makes the Englishman the all-time leading goalscorer in Manchester derbies.

85 – Javi Garcia comes on to replace Sergio Aguero, the goalscorer supreme, Awesome Aguero…

84 – United get a free kick a couple of yards outside the ‘D’.

82 – United still coming forward, but can do absolutely nothing!

81 – Fellaini brushed off the ball


80 – In a bombardment of the City goal, Evra hit the post and Rooney almost scored… a volley! Ten minutes plus stoppage time remaining.

76 – City break with Milner but it comes to nothing. Then Zabaleta has a go at a cross but that is cleared too.

73 – City attack breaks down. Dzeko is coming on for city to replace Negredo, who has also played well.

71 – Twitter Watch

70 – Yellow Card – Antonio Valencia is booked for his protests!

68 – A counter from City silenced. James Milner is coming on for Jesus Navas, who has played well.

67 – Finally, Fellaini tested Joe Hart. A great save and now a corner… easily cleared!

65 – Jubilant atmosphere!


64 – United playing better, but it’s not likely that they’ll score 4, is it.

62 – But Rooney smacks a dismal effort against the wall.

62 – Man City give away a sloppy free kick and Rooney stands over it…

60 – Danny Welbeck has a shot twice deflected into Joe Harts relieved arms!

60 – Still over 30 minutes to go.

58 – City win a corner after a attempted cross by Toure fisted away by De Gea!

57 – An Evra burst of pace and a cross is easily blocked.

55 – Rooney misses a sitter, put over, and United fans may feel like crying. City fans having the time of their lives!

54 – Twitter Watch

53 – Rooney corner comes to nothing. Manchester City are running riot!

52 – Superb challenge from Vidic to block a cross, and United hoof it down, only to be stopped again.

51 – Young comes off and Cleverly on.

50 – GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A fantastic run from Jesus Navas and he plonks the ball onto the boot of Nasri with another volley! This is going to be 6-1, I am telling you!

48 – City couldn’t hope to start the second half any better!

46 – GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great strength from Negredo to pump a ball in, and Aguero gets another volley, this time a tap in, to put City up! 6-1 seems ever more likely.

45 – We kick off here and can United get a few goals back? 6-1!

HT – Stats


HT – Gary Lineker

City two up, and even further ahead tactically!

HT – Twitter Watch

HT – Well United have been poor going forward, and City have been dominant. United will struggle to claw their way back into the match!

45 + 2 – HALF TIME!

45 + 1 – GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – A header from Negredo going wide, but a lack of sharpness for United lets Toure in and he turns the ball home!

45 + 1 – The only minute of added time gives a corner and…

44 – Bad free kick cleared, and Ashley Young puts his cross out of play.

43 – United free kick in a fairly dangerous position. Rooney standing over it!

41 – Rooney and Kompany pushing and shoving, whilst Valencia shoots horribly wide. City fans are jeering.

39 – City corner… cleared by Rooney.

35 – Twitter watch!

34 – A crafty ball from Negredo on the edge of the area is hit too hard, but City are completely dominant.

33 – Good ball from Yaya Toure intercepted and Manchester united break, to be stopped by City, who come forward.

32 – Scrappy period of play…

29 – Yellow Card – Rooney picks up a caution for a string of bad fouls.

28 – End-to-end stuff!

25 – Free kick off the training ground doesn’t work. Oops! Yaya Toure has been fantastic though.

24 – Fellaini gives away a free kick just outside the box. Big Chance here.

23 – Penalty claim for City, but waved away. The Resulting corner is cleared.

22 – Welbeck puts Rooney through, and the Englishman’s attempted chip goes wide. However, Wayne Rooney was offside.

22 – An Evra cross collected coolly by Joe Hart.

18 – A sweetly hit volley from Nasri just isn’t low enough!

18 – Corner delivered to Fellaini, but City break and have plenty forward!

17 – United come straight back, and Kompany flicks it out for a corner!

15 – GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – a fantastic goal all round, great play on the left from Nasri to play in Kolarov, and AGUERO puts the ball in with an astounding volley! Wow! That’s a goal of the season contender, whatever way you look at it!

15 – Free Kick comes to nothing, but City break.

14 – City play a sloppy short corner, and Rooney floors Aguero, by whacking the ball at him, but it was accidental. City free kick.

12 – A fantastic spell for Manchester City! A couple of blocked shots. Sloppy from United now! Possession – City 65%, UTD 35%

10 – De Gea makes the punch, and Nastasic puts a header over. 10 mins played!

9 – Kolarov fires in a fearsome cross, but Vidic closes off the near post. Corner.

7 – Robbie Savage:

It’s been a very, very good start from United. They are playing with pace and power.

6 – Fellaini finds Rooney who plays in Young, however the Englishman was caught offside.

4 – Yellow Card – Nastasic with a booking for an aireal bad challenge in the air.

4 – United trying to play passing from defence, and Vidic gives it away to Navas, but the shot is fired over. Lively start.

3 – Corner from Nasri simply cleared.

2 – Man City corner, after some good play from Aguero in the box.

2 – Welbeck slips after a good ball from Rooney. First chance.

1 – We have lift off! Both teams had a good Champions League win in the week!

I’m sure Joe Hart will want to silence his critics!

The players are in the tunnel!

This is going to be some match! Here we go!

So, the news cooking up a storm is no RVP! He is out with a groin strain!


Man City – Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Navas, Aguero, Negredo

Subs – Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Garcia, Milner, Jovetic, Dzeko

Man Utd – De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Rooney, Smalling, Vidic, Carrick, Young, Welbeck, Valencia, Fellaini

Subs – Amos, Evans, Hernandez, Nani, Cleverly, Kagawa, Buttner

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