Manchester City v Manchester United: Head to Head

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Manchester City entertain Manchester United this weekend in the biggest match of the Premier League season so far. Here is the head to head record between the two teams.

Manchester City have hosted Manchester United 79 times throughout the history of the two clubs. There is nothing in the wins between the two teams with City on 27 wins and United on 28 wins with 24 of the meetings ending in draws.

City have scored 15 more goals than their local rivals with 115 compared to United’s 100, city are playing at a rate of 1.46 goals per game with United on 1.27 goals per game. This suggests the match this weekend won’t be goalless.

This fixture last season saw Manchester City produce a 1-0 victory thanks to a Vincent Kompany header. Many pundits of the game have suggested that the win went a long way to helping City secure their first Premier League title.

They also beat United 6-1 away at Old Trafford last season in one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s worst defeats.

The last time United won at Manchester City came last season in the FA Cup. United quickly went 3-0 up as Kompany was sent off for a two footed tackle early on in the game. However, City came rushing back with two goals which nearly saw them pull level and force what would have been a dramatic replay.

The last time United won against City away from home came in the 2009/2010 season when they won 1-0 as they went onto secure the league title. You have to go all the way back to the 1985/1986 season to find a score line where United won by a comfortable margin against City as they secured a 3-0 victory.

Despite the recent dominance by City at their own ground, United just edge the head to head in the last ten matches between the teams; United have five wins, City have four wins and one match has ended in a draw.

Who do you think is going to win the mega clash this weekend?

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