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Manchester City 0 Manchester United 0

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
Date:Wednesday November 10 2010
Time: 9:57PM

Comments

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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
10/11/2010 22:02:00
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A surprisingly honest assesment Red Boy. RDK - you hope City's players die? You need to see a headshrinker, serious anger management issues.
Bluedub
10/11/2010 22:26:00
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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
10/11/2010 22:32:00
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and no anger, i wrote that with a big smile in my face :)
RedDevilKile
10/11/2010 22:34:00
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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
10/11/2010 22:57:00
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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
10/11/2010 23:12:00
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You need to take something for that mate, there's something seriously lacking there.
Bluedub
10/11/2010 23:21:00
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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
10/11/2010 23:24:00
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P.S. Agree with Bluedub Redboy, a pretty fair assesment of the game - for a red! ;)
fifthcolumnblue
10/11/2010 23:24:00
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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
10/11/2010 23:26:00
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