Manchester City visit neighbors Manchester United tonight and we would like to remember their greatest Old Trafford victory in recent history.
The Manchester derby is a football game between the two biggest clubs in the city – Manchester United and Manchester City and was probably the most exciting Premier League fixture over the past 10 years.
We all remember the classic 4-3 game at Old Trafford in September 2009, when Craig Bellamy leveled the score at the start of the stoppage time, but Michael Owen scored a 96th-minute winner to secure the three points for the Red Devils.
Robin van Persie’s 92nd-minute free-kick to seal a 3-2 away victory for United in the 2012-13 season was another classic moment of the Manchester derbies, while Wayne Rooney’s overhead kick from 2011 is still one of the best-ever goals in English football.
Last season’s comeback when the Red Devils turned around a two-goal deficit from the first half to win at the Etihad in a game which could see City become champions will always remain as one of Mourinho’s finest wins in his time as the manager of Manchester United.
The Citizens also enjoyed some great moments, like Kompany’s header back in April 2012, which put them on the way to winning their first Premier League title in 44 years.
However, their greatest victory against the Red Devils came earlier that season, when Manchester City visited United on 23 October 2011, after previously winning only one derby match at Old Trafford since 1974.
It was the game of Mario Balotelli’s famous ‘Why always me’ celebration of the opening goal in the 22nd minute of the Manchester derby.
7 years ago today, Mario Balotelli opened the scoring in Manchester City's 6-1 win over Man United at Old Trafford, and this historic celebration happened. 😂
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City led just 1-0 at half-time, but the second half was completely one-sided, as United were reduced to 10 men when Jonny Evans was sent off in the 47th minute of the game.
The visitors took advantage of the red card and made it 3-0 through Balotelli – who scored his second in the game and Aguero, while Darren Fletcher pulled one back for Manchester United.
Substitute Edin Dzeko stole the show in the final three minutes of the game, as he scored two and assisted to David Silva to make the score 6-1 in favor of Manchester City.
To increase United’s pain, it was their first home defeat in any competition since April 2010, while Sir Alex Ferguson was now aware that City are not just his ‘noisy neighbors’.
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The Citizens started a fine run at Old Trafford with that victory, winning five of the last seven away games against Manchester United.
Louis van Gaal is the only Manchester United manager who managed to win against City at home since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
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