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Manchester City 0 Manchester United 0

What a drab affair, so much at stake but so few goal scoring chances!

After implying that his starting eleven might be a bit of a scratch eleven because of illness and injury, it was a remarkably strong United side that started. Both Nani and Berbatov started after missing the victory over Wolves with the midfield quartet of Fletcher, Scholes, Carrick and Nani looking very strong.

As for the other lot, a certain Carlos Tevez did shake off his injury problems to start!

United - Van der Sar, Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Fletcher, Scholes, Carrick, Nani, Berbatov, Park

Subs - Amos, Brown, Smalling, O`Shea, Hernandez, Obertan, Gibson

City started the better of the two sides but without creating any clear-cut chances. United, to be honest, were looking a little lethargic. Slowly United started to match City but the game was being played in an atmosphere where both teams were keeping it tight and not taking any risks.

The first real opening though fell United`s way but, from sixteen yards out, Evra drove his shot straight at Joe Hart after the home defence had been cut open. City came close when Van der Sar had to claw away a free kick, from Tevez, that looked destined for the top corner.

Scholes became the first player into the book for a series of fouls, the booking, his fifth of the season means he`ll miss the trip to Villa Park this weekend. Half time came and we had to admit it hadn`t been, so far, the most attractive of derby games.

Half Time - Manchester City 0 Manchester United 0

The keep it tight theory continued in the second half as both sides defended deep and in numbers. Sir Alex introduced Brown instead of Rafael. A rare shot on target saw a Berbatov volley saved by Hart whilst Tevez repeated the folly by firing straight at Van der Sar.

After so much pre-match build up the action could quite possibly be described as the most unattractive local derby for years for the supporters. Sir Alex tried to increase the tempo by sending on Hernandez but it really was turning into a fixture devoid of the sort of action we`d longed for.

City could have wrapped it up but Zabaleta fired wide, it was that sort of game. With the realization that time was running out and this was a game that could be won Hernandez saw an effort blocked by Toure.




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 10 2010

Time: 9:57PM

Your Comments

that *****ty team have nothing on the devils, who the hell do they wanna challenge if they cant win at home, bunch of spoiled money grabing sh.itty rejects , hope manncini get the boot and that *****ty playesr die :), besides half of the devils were sick so we were playing @ 50% , lucky sh.it.ty
RedDevilKile
A surprisingly honest assesment Red Boy. RDK - you hope City's players die? You need to see a headshrinker, serious anger management issues.
Bluedub
why this few sh.itt.y fans always get hurt when i say something, clowns .....aand i wonder if mancina was shi.tt.ing his pants and sent adebayoke in in the last minute? to stop our attacks? lmao what a bunch of clowns
RedDevilKile
and no anger, i wrote that with a big smile in my face :)
RedDevilKile
Eh? Slur replaced a forward with a forward too, was he *****ting himself? Not hurt, just find your comment a tad disturbing, the smile on the face makes it sound even more sinister.
Bluedub
hahaha, seems that u have the same looser mentality as your team, if you are the local team and have the chance why i hell would you waste the last minute replacing the best player you will ever had and had, seems that u know nore bout potatoes than football , and now go to the corner and cry thinking than im gonna hurt your team lol CLOWN i hope u and the other 5 shi.tty fans around the world dont think that adebajoke can win a game as we can do it in the last minute ,again, CLOWN
RedDevilKile
You need to take something for that mate, there's something seriously lacking there.
Bluedub
Ever heard of a manager taking one of his best players off in the last minute so the crowd can give acknowledgement of their efforts? Did the Sky cameras not show Tevez getting rapturous applause? Aside from the fact that your are a borderline psychopath who knows nothing about football, in the immortal words of Frank Zappa, Kylei "You is not wrapped tight!"
fifthcolumnblue
P.S. Agree with Bluedub Redboy, a pretty fair assesment of the game - for a red! ;)
fifthcolumnblue
F***! Shoulda won this game! These ******* don't deserve a point against us at all! All that money spent and they are still as NEGATIVE as ever...even at home! You have to laugh
ForeverUnited
Maybe if you had tried to win the game we might have seen a different outcome FU, but Scum set their stall out not to lose just as City did. How do you figure we didn't deserve a point?
Bluedub
Parked the buSorry, but manure parked the bus, and watching Silva surrounded at one point by no less that 5 red shirts suggests the away team came not to lopse, rather than to try to win. Manure were awful tonight, City were stifled out of the game and not much better.
fifthcolumnblue
Oops, the typos would suggest I've had a few beverages tonight! What's Reddevilkylie's excuse?
fifthcolumnblue
hahaha so u think my spellig will make ur team beeter u fool, i bet those were lonely drinks cuse ur sh,itt,y team dont have real fans....................and oh, what a man because u care bout spelling, clown
RedDevilKile
Reddick, you haven't a clue abo0ut anything have you?
fifthcolumnblue
A draw a fair result IMO.Niether team created anything clear cut! I don't think we were ever in danger as we controlled the game but we certainly didn't do anything to deserve to win it either! Also RDK, you want city players to die?!?!? WTF is that about,are you for real? It's a game of football at the end of the day! I watched the game with my city friends! Yes there was alot of banter but death was never mentined man!!!
java
i know a good shrink if you wanna talk things through :)
java
hehehe reddic.k? seems that those drinks are tickling your butt fifth lol and if ur r a shi.t.ty fan then there is nothing to talk to you bout java cuse if you support a team without background, history or fans u dont know nothing about football :)
RedDevilKile
You're right RDK.I know nothing about football.Thank you for you're assesment! My fist United game was October 4th 1978 when we lost 1-2 to Watord in the League Cup and Joe Jordan scored the United goal! I held a sason ticket for 22 years until i moved to the states! I played league of Ireland with several clubs,had trials at brighton and west ham but you're correct, i know nothing about football!!!
java
Also RDK, ironically in 1982 i took my blind cousin to OT to see United aginst Watford, which united won 2-1 courtesy of remi moses and arnold muhren goals and a jeff wealands saved penalty who was stand in for gary bailey that day! After staying back in the ground and watching john motson interview ron atkinson, the latter invited my cousin and i to meet the players in the dressing room.i took blades of grass from the old trafford pitch and my cousin got bryan robsons jersey and i have gordon mc queens!!!
java
Do you need me to scan and email these items to prove i am a fan?????? Maybe my 1985 cup final ticket when kevin moran was sent off and norman whiteside scored in the 110 minute would be suffice????????????????????????????
java
in other words go ***** yourself!!!!
java
lmao i wasnt asking you to tell me your life, to me is enough the last post of ur last 4 , lmao, now tell us bout ur house and can and how many sheeps u have shaged :) lol
RedDevilKile
i've shagged 8 sheep! sheep is the plural of sheep you dumb *****!!!
java
He's a delightful man our Kylie, and is clearly a weirdo (what's this about butt tickling? TMI if you ask me) Java - hat's off to you for not being a glory hunter like Reddick Kylie who probably started supporting the rags in 1999. (if he's old enough, by the tone of his posts he may not have been around that long). P.S. Kylie - if it's red, stop playing with it for a while
fifthcolumnblue
A very dull game i wish we had pushed City more the only good points about this match was Yaya Toure's forward runs and Evra's neat 1-2 passing. I will take a point though, its hardly easy scoring against a very defensive City and vice-versa fo City fans.
TheFamousNo7
I couldn't help but feel disappointed by city's approach they would defend while playing at home.....I couldn't believe that he waited to last minute of injury time to bring on adebayor and i can't believe they have spent so much money on attackers but not use them to attack really every time city went forward i had hopes of one attack, one shot or something but nothing ever materialized and the ball always ended up going back also to my disappointment united obv were never able to go on the counter as we usually do and all our good attacks i thought were destroyed as soon as park or nani touched the ball....there touch yesterday was aweful.... but never the less its not the worst result for united, and tbh with the amount of injuries we had i thought we would lose this game but after watching it i thought we were the better team(ever so slightly) and should have perhaps won, and def if there was a goal scored it would have been an entirely different game ps. kile why are you extreme attacking even our own united fans...and why would you wish death on anyone?
ibrahiy
fcb :) But all said and done a draw was a fair result!
java
Draw was a fair result Java, btw who did you play in LoI for? Both sets of defences played very well, it's not as if both didn't try to attack on occasion, they both just stayed very disciplined to their shape and took no risks.
Bluedub
m, where is the attack to my devil's fans? i wonder what r u reading andd the comment bout them dead is just a joke to ***** off sh,itt,y fans that are happy with a draw @ home, sad clowns
RedDevilKile
It'll make you go blind Kylie.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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