Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1 – Aguero tears Red Devils apart
Sunday’s Manchester derby was a one-sided affair, with City running out 4-1 winners and thoroughly outclassing a team who look anything like champions of England.
September 22nd, 2013
David Moyes was dealt a blow after it emerged that Robin van Persie would miss the game with a thigh injury, although it’s doubtful that the Dutchman would have made any difference considering how dominant Manuel Pellegrini’s team were.
Sergio Aguero got the ball rolling in the 16th minute after a delicious volley from a Samir Nasri cross from the left, with a frustrated Wayne Rooney getting a yellow card after half an hour following several fouls.
As the interval approached, Yaya Toure poked the ball home to double City’s advantage and effectively put the game out of their opponents’ reach, with United showing little intent following half-time.
Sergio Aguero scored his second of the game in the 47th minute, while Nasri added further gloss to the scoreline with forty minutes remaining. The City supporters were hoping for a royal thrashing although United managed damage limitation, with Rooney scoring a consolation goal towards the end.
David Moyes claimed it was a disappointing performance from his team after the match although he stated that the significance of the derby will depend on the final standings.
Meanwhile, Pellegrini couldn’t fault his team’s performance and City are now the new favourites to claim the Premier League title.