Man United 3 Man City 1

Cristiano Ronaldo

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Man­chester City 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 9, 2006. The Man­chester Reds fol­lowed up a 3-1 vic­tory ag­ainst Por­tuguese out­fit Ben­fica in the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue by beat­ing Man­chester City wi­th the same sco­reline in the Pre­mier Lea­gue thanks to a goal each from Way­ne Roo­ney, Louis Saha, and Cris­ti­ano Ronaldo.

Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued their good form as they be­at cross­town over­came Man­chester City by 3-1 at Old Traf­ford. Af­ter the early skir­mishes, Uni­ted got them­selves in­to the lead as Way­ne Roo­ney put an ex­cel­lent low cross from strik­ing part­ner Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo ef­fect­ively in­to the back of the net in the sixth min­ute of ac­tion. Man­chester Uni­ted car­ried on dom­in­at­ing the fir­st ha­lf and doubled their ad­vant­age thro­ugh the in­form Louis Saha who con­ver­ted a Gab­riel Hein­ze cross fol­low­ing forty-five min­utes of pul­sating play. Man­chester City re­duced the ar­rears as Hatem Tra­belsi be­at Uni­ted net­mind­er Ed­win van der Sar wi­th a stun­ning left-footed shot from the edge of the box in the sev­enty-sec­ond min­ute, but a clo­se ran­ge goal by Ron­aldo twelve min­utes la­ter put the mat­ch bey­ond their reach. The win over City left Man­chester Uni­ted a com­fort­able nine points clear of Chel­sea in sec­ond place, and as much as six­teen points ahead of Ports­mouth and Liver­pool, who were sit­ting third and fourth re­spect­ively. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Gab­riel Hein­ze, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Rio Fer­dinand, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ry­an Gig­gs, Paul Scho­les, Way­ne Roo­ney, Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo, Louis Saha. Sub­stitutes: John O’Shea, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, To­masz Kusz­czak. Man­chester City Te­am: Nicky Weaver, Micah Richards, Ben Thatch­er, Sylvain Dis­tin, Rich­ard Dun­ne, Hatem Tra­belsi, Clau­dio Reyna, Joey Bar­ton, Dari­us Vas­sell, Geor­gios Samaras, Bern­ardo Cor­radi. Sub­stitutes: Steph­en Ire­land, DaM­ar­cus Beas­ley, Paul Dick­ov, Nedum Onuoha, An­dreas Isaksson.


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Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Man­chester City 2-1 in a Di­vi­sion One clash at Maine Road on New Year´s Eve 1949 cour­tesy of goals from out­side right Jim­my Delaney and in­side for­ward Stan Pearson. 


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