Man United 4 Man City 2

Chris Smalling

Man­chester Uni­ted Facts­book Re­port: Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Man­chester City 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, April 12, 2015. Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Man­chester City 4-2 in a highly com­pet­it­ive and en­ter­tain­ing ga­me at The Theatre of Dreams. Ash­ley Young, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Ju­an Ma­ta, and Chris Small­ing sco­red the goals for Uni­ted, whi­le Ser­gio Aguero fou­nd the net on two oc­ca­sions for City.

Man­chester Uni­ted had not ma­naged to de­feat cross-to­wn neigh­bours Man­chester City in the Pre­mier Lea­gue since the 9th of Dec­ember 2012, and the Old Traf­ford te­am were no doubt out to ex­tract re­venge ag­ainst the East­lands out­fit when the two clubs were up ag­ainst each oth­er on the 12th of April 2015. Uni­ted entered the tie fresh from a 3-1 tri­umph ag­ainst As­ton Vil­la at Old Traf­ford, whi­le City had suf­fered a 2-1 de­feat at the hands of Crys­tal Pal­ace at Sel­hurst Park in their pre­vi­ous ga­me. Ar­gen­tina in­ter­na­tion­al stri­ker Ser­gio Aguero put Manuel Pellegrini´s si­de ahead af­ter just eight min­utes of play, on­ly for Ash­ley Young to equal­ise for Man­chester Uni­ted when the Eng­land flanker con­ver­ted a low cross from An­der Her­rera on four­teen min­utes. Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini then gave Louis van Gaal´s men the lead wi­th a clo­se ran­ge head­er af­ter twenty-sev­en min­utes of fierce ac­tion be­fore mid­field play­maker Ju­an Ma­ta re­cor­ded a third goal for the ag­gress­ive ho­me te­am mid­way thro­ugh the sec­ond pe­riod of the der­by en­counter. To make things even worse for Man­chester City, Chris Small­ing pro­duced the fifth goal of the af­ter­noon when the de­fender head­ed ho­me to make it 4-1 to the hosts in the 73rd min­ute of the tussle. Aguero ma­naged to net a con­sol­a­tion goal for City in the clos­ing sta­ges of the con­test, but it was too late for the Eti­had Sta­dium club. Fol­low­ing the 4-2 vic­tory at Old Traf­ford, third pla­ced Man­chester Uni­ted were now as much as four points ahead of Man­chester City who were in fourth po­s­i­tion in the Pre­mier Lea­gue ta­ble. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Chris Small­ing, Da­ley Bli­nd, Va­lencia, Phil Jones, Ju­an Ma­ta, Mi­chael Car­rick, An­der Herrera,Wayne Roo­ney, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Ash­ley Young. Sub­stitutes: Ra­fael, Ra­damel Fal­cao, An­gel Di Mar­ia, Ad­nan Januzaj, Pad­dy McNair, Mar­cos Rojo, Vic­tor Valdes. Man­chester City Te­am: Joe Hart, Vin­cent Kom­pany, Pablo Za­baleta, Gael Clichy, Martín De­michel­is, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Je­sus Navas, Da­vid Silva, Fernand­inho, Yaya Tou­re, Kun Aguero. Sub­stitutes: Eli­a­quim Mangala, Samir Nasri, Frank Lam­pard, Alek­sandar Kolarov, Fer­nando, Ed­in Dzeko, Willy Caballero.


Chris Smalling Quickfacts

Chris Small­ing sco­red four goals in 29 ap­pear­ances for Man­chester Uni­ted in 2014-15.


2014-15 Sea­son:

West Ham Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Burn­ley 1
Pre­ston North End 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Swansea City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Sun­der­land 0
New­castle Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ar­senal 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 0
Liver­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 As­ton Vil­la 1

Man­ager: Louis van Gaal

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