Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City (October 2011)
Probably the worst day in Manchester United F.C. history.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men suffered an unexpected 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City F.C. at Old Trafford of all places! It was the club’s worst home defeat since 1955.
Mario Balotelli, who was under the spotlight for setting his bathroom ablaze with fireworks, scored City’s opener in the 22nd-minute. However, it wasn’t until Jonny Evans’ second-half dismissal that things really got interesting.
And it was Balotelli on target again to complete an impressive brace in the Manchester derby.
October 2011: Mario Balotelli scored twice as Man City stunned their rivals. Six days until the Manchester derby. pic.twitter.com/ivA27e8Opy
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Sergio Aguero later followed it up by bagging a third goal for City before substitute Edin Dzeko’s brace and a goal from David Silva.
Darren Fletcher’s fine effort in the final 10 minutes proved to be of little consolation for United.