English Premier League: Manchester City vs Manchester United - As it happened...



English Premier League: Manchester City vs Manchester United - As it happened...Zeenews Sports Bureau

Manchester United beat rivals Manchester City 3-2 to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League.

FULL TIME Man City 2:3 Man Utd

90+4 And there's the final whistle. Despite City's late fightback, Manchester United have won the match 3-2.

90+3 Ferdinand is bleeding as nobody has a clue what happened. He taken off the ground. The reports say he was hit by a coin.

90+2 And just when we though City are dominating the game VAN PERSIE SCORES!

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90 min And Silva ‘almost’ scores in the 90th minute. We have four minutes of injury time.

87 min And CITY SCORE THE EQUALIZER AS P. ZABALETA SCORES! What a comeback it has been from the home team. From 0-2 down, they have fought back and now the scores are levelled.

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85 min Phil Jones replaces Antonio Valencia

84 min Edin Dzek replaces Yaya Toure

79 min And Now Silva misses on a tough chance. He was there in the United box and then his attempt deflected from De Gea's shoulder.

78 min And Persie misses a chance and he heads one over the goal post.

75 min A yellow card for Yaya Toure.

73 min A Yellow Card for Rooney.

62 min That goal has enthused a new life into the home crowd and they all are once again cheering for their home team!

60 min And City get on the scoreboard as YAYA TOURE SCORES! David de Gea denied two attempts by Aguero who then passed it to Toure. City now trail by one goal.

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59 min And United once again manage to score a goal, but Young is offside.

54 min Yellow Card. Atkinson shows the first yellow card of the match to Samir Nasri who was unconvinced with a offside decision.

52 min Carlos Tevez replaces Balotelli.

49 minute Johnny Evans replaces Chris Smalling

United were on the backfoot initially for the first 15 minutes or so, but there was no looking back once Rooney scored his first goal. United have been on the driving seat since then and they are now looking dangerous!


45+2 Half Time and United lead 2-0.

42 Barry misses a good chance. It was a free shot at the goal but he misses it from 20 yards.

32 min Rooney makes another move but this time City manage to clear the ball away from him.

28 MIN: ROONEY SCORES AGAIN!! It his tenth goal against Manchester City and they are now trailing 0-2! It is also Rooney's 150th in the Premier League!

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22 minute Aguero does well to make through to the United box, attempts a shot but the Spanish keeper does well to stop the ball.

21 minute Vincent Kompany replaces Kolo Toure

16 minute ROONEY SCORES

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11 minute Balotelli misses on the first big chance of the game. Silva did well to get the ball in, but Balotelli hit it for a very high volley. The Itallian could have done better with the tough chance.

9 minute Persie finally gets the ball but not for long.

7 minute City have dominated the proceedings so far. United have hardly managed to get the control of the ball.

4 min United appeal for a free kick in the fourth minute after Gael Clichy goes through Valencia but Atkinson asks them to continue playing. The players are complaining but the referee isn’t interested.

1 min And the game kicks off! Evra lofts a ball out of play straight away in the first minute.

Welcome to our Live Coverage of the match between Manchester City and Manchested United to be played at the Etihad Stadium .

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The teams:

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Nastasic, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Balotelli

Subs: Pantilimon, Maicon, Kolo Toure, Garcia, Tevez, Dzeko, Lescott

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Young; Rooney; Van Persie.

Subs: Johnstone, Jones, Giggs, Smalling, Hernandez, Welbeck, Scholes