Manchester City grind out 1-0 win against ten men of Manchester United

Manchester City 1 - 0 Manchester United

  • 63" Sergio Agüero

Ref: Michael Oliver
Attendance: 45,358

Manchester City Etihad 2

Sergio Aguero scored the only goal of the game as Manchester City defeated Manchester United.

Chris Smalling’s sending off changed the game as a Sergio Aguero goal was enough to secure a win for Manchester City in the Manchester derby.

Two needless challenges from Smalling saw a dominant opening to the match for United disintegrate although City goalkeeper Joe Hart could have got into trouble when he confronted referee Michael Oliver, appearing to nudge heads with the official.

Oliver didn’t have his best game with City missing the chance to secure a potential first-half lead after they had two penalty appeals turned down, with the second likely to have seen Marcos Rojo also sent off for United had Oliver pointed to the penalty spot.

United worked hard throughout the game with Angel Di Maria going close in the second half but their frustrations were confounded when Rojo was stretchered off with what appeared to be a dislocated should injury.

City controlled the game thanks to their numerical advantage as they keep the pressure up on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

Statistics

Manchester City

Manchester United

Possession

52%
48%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Yaya Touré
  • Fernando
  • James Milner
  • Jesús Navas
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Stevan Jovetic

Substitutes

  • Bacary Sagna
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Willy Caballero
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Luke Shaw
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Chris Smalling
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ángel Di María
  • Daley Blind
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Ander Herrera
  • James Wilson
  • Michael Carrick
  • Patrick McNair
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Juan Mata

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