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Manchester United 4 - Manchester City 3

Old Trafford

Sunday 20th Sept 2009, 1.30pm

Attendance: 75,066

United Edge Seven Goal Derby Spectacular

A thrilling game between the two adversaries saw a total of seven goals and was sealed in the 96th minute by Micheal Owen.

City will have every right to feel aggrieved after referee Martin Atkinson allowed an extra two minutes on top of the four minutes of added time shown on the board, the extra minutes allowing United to score the winner- Martin Atkinson and fourth offical Alan Wiley, seen jesting with Alex Ferguson about the mystery added time, have some serious explaining to do.

Two goals from Fletcher and one each from Rooney and match winner Owen provided United with their plethora of goals, while a strike from Barry and a brace from Bellamy provided City with theirs.

The 152nd Manchester derby saw fourth placed Manchester City take on Manchester United at Old Trafford. The visitors kicked off to the start of what would be an epic clash but were behind after only two minutes of the first-half.

Wayne Rooney squirmed through a sleeping City defense and slotted the ball past Given after Micah Richards had failed to deal with the threat of Evra who burst down the wing to set up the goal.

United pushed on after taking the lead while Mark Hughes` side appeared rattled after the early blow.

Carlos Tevez`s return to his former club was inevitably going to be met with a hostile reception and his first touch of the ball was met with a chorus of boos which echoed through round the Salford based clubs decrepit stadium like a foul wind through a graveyard.

On 14 minutes the home side had a glimmer of a chance to increase their lead through the talented but lazy Berbatov, the Bulgarian failing to keep his shot down from 25 yards out.

That warning shot fired Manchester City into action and within minutes they were on level terms with their bitter rivals and the current Premier League champions.

Lescott hit a hopeful ball forward and United keeper Foster came out to collect it just outside his area. Tevez seized his opportunity, dispossessing the lumbering keeper and setting up Barry for a cool finish and an excellent response from going behind.

If Foster has any hopes of wearing the England number one jersey, he has just watched his dream fly away through the back of his net, terrible mistake from the stand-in keeper.

From this point on, the visitors dominated the proceedings and Tevez was seeing more and more of the ball, much to the annoyance of those who had once been begging him to stay. He was awarded a yellow card for a late tackle and that was the last cheer the home fans would utter as City finished the half in preeminence.

Mark Hughes` side were becoming increasingly dangerous and Argentinean international Tevez almost added a kick in the teeth before the end after a quick break down the left saw a low cross across the box, past Ireland who played a clever dummy and straight to an unmarked Tevez who hit the post with Foster rooted to the spot.

A real opportunity wasted by the tricky striker, United extremely lucky to go in at the break at one-a-piece.

Half-time: Manchester United 1 Manchester City 1

Manchester United kicked off and immediately set the pace once again, restoring their lead just four minutes of the second-half through Darren Fletcher after Gareth Barry failed to deal with the danger.

A great save by Given denied Giggs moments later and City are having to withstand heavy pressure.

In true derby fashion City hit back through Craig Bellamy with a fantastic goal, the Welshman cut inside from the left and unleashed a shot worthy of the prestige of the game in which it was struck in.

To be fair to United they didn't fall apart like they did after City scored in the first-half and they saw the better of the chances fall to them, Giggs and Rooney both spurning opportunities to score.

In the 66th minute Berbatov should have made the break-through, his header well saved by Given following a United corner.

Minutes later Lescott denied Rooney while Given made two great saves to deny certain goals from Berbatov and Giggs.

In the 80th minute Alex Ferguson's side took a deserved lead through another Fletcher goal.

Giggs crossed a superb ball into the box, Fletcher heading past the helpless Shay Given who had being doing so well to keep the home side at bay.

Mark Hughes replaced Nigel de Jong with Martin Petrov in the 83rd minute as he looked to get City back on level terms.

The attacking sub immediately gave the visitors the extra attacking threat they needed and they looked a different side to the one which had been failing to create anything for the past 20 minutes.

In the 88th minute Wright-Phillips' shot was turned around the post by Foster following a quick counter-attack, City looking increasingly dangerous once again.

As the game went into added time, who else to create some derby magic but Craig Bellamy.

The outspoken striker pounced on a poor mistake from Ferdinand, rounded the awful Ben Foster and turned the ball home for a grandstand finish to an epic encounter. 3-3 the scoreline and fourth official Alan Wiley signals four minutes of added time to play!

A final push from United gave them a corner, the outstanding Given managed to clear the initial ball in but it managed to find its way to Rooney, the England international firing over and denying his side the winner.

Full-time:... Wait... No... Martin Atkinson has decided to play on. Is his watch broken?

What a surprise, Micheal Owen grabs a winner in the SIXTH minute of the four minutes of injury time. Well taken by the injury plagued striker but a bitter blow for Mark Hughes' side.

This game went down to the wire and although a draw would have been a fair result, and arguably the correct result, the footballing elite will no doubt recognise that Manchester City's money is backed up by real substance.

Full-time: Manchester United 4 Manchester City 3

Goals: Rooney 2' Fletcher 49', 80' Owen 90+6' (Manchester United) Barry 16' Bellamy 52', 90' (Manchester City)




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Date:Sunday September 20 2009

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Your Comments

I count the great Toure was responsible for at least 3 goals conceded today - welcome to what we put up with for the previous 2 seasons.
Will-i-am10
The 6th minute of 4 minutes of stoppage time, doesn't it say them all? Let them play and play till they win then the -moment- they score, blow the whistle. Will there be a media investigation of this tomorrow? Nah, it will be overlooked, naturally. How can the big four be broken when everything works in their favour? Such a shocking and blatent display of corruption.
StuMCFC
The physio didn't come on the pitch one ******** time in that second half... there shouldn't have even been 4 minuites... and for them to score 6 minutes into injury time is just a ******** joke and the ref is a ******** disgrace.
MCFC_Goatboy
MINIMUM of four mins MINIMUM!!!! Yoy should have bought Owen hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MrArsenal
In your face Tevez, Hughes, Toure, Adebayor - there is only one true team in Manchester and they are MANCHESTER UNITED!! So what if we scored that deep into injury time - Chelsea have been doing it all season and there has never been any issues - Those extra imnutes were added as Man City were timewasting
niteworlok
There shoould be an investigation into the conduct of the referee. Four minutes injury time was unwarranted -- but six minutes was very very suspicious indeed.
Sindbad
Both teams had an equal amount of injury time. Would you be complaining if you guys had won?
Keplaz
Man City timewasting??? Did you watch the ******** game? No injuries... no timewasting.... 3 subs before 90 mins and two goals... = 2 and a half minutes injury time.... 1 goal before owen and another sub at most 1 minute more = 3 and a half minutes... where the ***** did 7 minutes come? It's a ******** joke and you bitter Arsenal can go ***** yourselves go throw chairs and bananas about and chant about elephants like you normally do.
MCFC_Goatboy
Exactly Keplaz - its always those on the losing team who moan in these situations - I admit if it had been City who won I would have been angry as well!
niteworlok
The officials again were up to their old trafford tricks and the extra time was joke. Fergie had a joke with the 4th official after the goal was scored. Check tv footage, he sickened me to my stomach. Only god himself would ref a fair match at the rags. Im proud of city performance today and the future looks bright. Lets take heart fellow city fans. All united goals were came from our right side, richards had another stinker. Zableta must play next game and a top right back should be signed in january.
enzo city
* 3 goals (before ft)
MCFC_Goatboy
lol Goatboy - less attitude - City were timewasting when they thought they had got a point - and yes I have Sky sports so of course I watched the game - couldnt get there today as was at my nephews christening earlier! I respect your passion - I am the same about Utd - but like Keplaz said - City had the injury time as well.......
niteworlok
Look at all the Nobby Allcocks coming out of nowhere! lol! Feel that power shifting glory hunters. Taggart blatantly laughing with the fourth official. Must be worth a ban.
Johnny Baguette
Arsenal fans STILL can't get over last weeks defeat. Why else would they be on here?
Johnny Baguette
United and arsenal fans gloating like babies. we thrashed arsenal and should have drawn 3-3 if it wasnt for the poor time keeping. No sour grapes thoug- we have shown we can cut it at the top. Bye Arsenal, 5th place for you, fabregas leaves, cant pay the loans and into administration you go- everyone laugh at Arsenal!
eighthsin
How you lot can say 'officials up to their old tricks' when its BOTH teams who play extra time - not just Utd - City could have scored and you wouldnt have been moaning like big wet girls then would you!!
niteworlok
Nobby Allcock? haha did all you 2nd best team in Manchester fans not flood vital Arsenal last week or did we imagine it!!
MrArsenal
The state of the rags today and we gifted it to them too often. Giggs, The English Patient, Camel Gob and no money to replace them with. We threw it away three times then the ref stepped in.
Johnny Baguette
lol - glory hunters - well Ive been a Utd fan for 20 years - I aint no glory fan!! And is it money talking the only reason why City think they can buy the title?? Give it another 2-3 years and you lot MAY be challenging for top four finish - it takes time to gel as a team - and Citys handling of the Lexcott transfer was a joke - that should be looked into - unsettling a player in the way they did and all the City moves this last transfer window have been about money - hope Sparky sticks 2 fingers up at the CIty fans when he leaves after being sacked lolol
niteworlok
Just ignore the Arsenal fans they're all blind and deaf anyway because apparently no racist chants were sung last week and no bananas were thrown at Adebayor despite video evidence. If we won of course we wouldn't be complaining we'd be delighted. The losing team is bound to be the only one complaining... doens't mean we're wrong though. So what we both played the 7 minutes... they shouldn't have happened.
MCFC_Goatboy
MCFC Goat face, hahahaha OWEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
MrArsenal
Why isnt Adebayor banned for longer after last week?? The celebration and also the stamping on Van Persie - should be strung up the big lanky plonker
niteworlok
THERES ONLY ONE TEAM IN MANCHESTER AND IT IS MANCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB!! We aint title pretender wannabies - that accolade goes to Liverscum and Chelski - I would rather see Arsenal come 2nd as Ive always liked the dour frenchie Arsene Wenger..... Manchester Utd are the current champions and will be for the foreseeable future - no Tevez and no ROnaldo - who needs them after start we have had this season lolol
niteworlok
Although City were under the cosh for a lot of the second half there have got to be questions asked about this added on time so often going in United's advantage. Time and time again we read and hear complaints from the opposition's fans about MUFC getting the win in time added on to the additional period specified by the ref. Even taking into account of an added 30 seconds for a substitue (Owen) the full time whistle should have been blown as soon as the ball was in the air from that last free kick. I don't know how Ferguson manages to walk with the the heads of the match officials stuck up his arse.
Ferrous
Manchester City defender Javier Garrido has apparently been struck by a missile thrown from the crowd at Old Trafford today, with the incident occurring as the City players headed past the Manchester United supporters at the Stretford End of the ground into the tunnel at half-time.
Johnny Baguette
lol Ferrous - why is it only when Utd score late winners that people like you bit*h and moan about it? IF it had been the other way round then you lot wouldnt be making inane comments like this - how can SAF have their heads up his arse when CIty could have easily taken the win themselves?? Grow up and get real with it.....
niteworlok
Mrs. Arsenal.... hahahahahahah Adebayor... Wright-Phillips.... stop harassing us top 4 teams and go back to your second rate scum.
MCFC_Goatboy
If you are such a long standing Swamp attendee niteworlok you'd know all about Old Trafford Extra Time and the amount of games the rags have won because of it. liddle ciddy will be back.
Johnny Baguette
Oh wow and now let the excuses flood in. You got beat fair and square when you take into consideration all the freekicks, corners, goal celebrations and the time wasting there's your answer to 6 minutes extra time and as Mr Arsenal stated it is a minimum. And for calling Berba lazy i'm sure he made you City fans sweat more than once during the game overall you guys were really non-existant in the second half and therefore didnt really deserve a win your defensive display was appauling and you can thank God it was Given in goal otherwise you would've been looking at a massive scoreline. Oh well, haha 4-3 and a short, sore trip home. OWEN OWEN OWEN!
One United 92
So what either team could of scored niteworlok? There shouldn't of been 7 mintues... of course the losing team is the only team to moan... because they are the one's getting shafter by cheating officials.... if we'd of won we'd be praising them. The fact is that there shouldn't of been that much time added on... there shouldn't even of been 4 minutes. If you weren't so anti-City you'd see it.
MCFC_Goatboy
How many times did the physio's come on in the second half?
Johnny Baguette
That would be zero johnny
MCFC_Goatboy
Dracula Berbaflop has been a *****poor return on £31 million.
Johnny Baguette
i must congragulate utd on the win but if this had been city winning and scoring into extra time there would be up-roar in the media. CTID
mcfcirish
Where have all these rags come from? Vital united remains a graveyard.
Johnny Baguette
Most of them are Arsenal fans.
MCFC_Goatboy
Im not anti City at all - but obviously Im going to post on the topic that interests me in here if it involves my team - Given kept you guys in it and was fantastic in goal - and you missed big Ade - but so what if 7 minutes got played - it happens in a lot more matches then just those that involve Utd........ Old Trafford extra time is a fallacy - the game was played fair and square and we won - three points to Utd - end of
niteworlok
The media are starting to pick up on Wiley, the fourth official. Ignoring Sparky's protests at the length of added time. The rags then score and Wiley laughs and jokes with Taggart while the last seconds are played out. If this game is to be completely sanitised then what about that for starters?
Johnny Baguette
How can officals be called cheats if it benefits BOTH teams?? We have had it happen to us plenty of times over the years....
niteworlok
Giggs was kept quiet in the first half of the match - and then produces a killer pass to Owen - who scores again with ease..... If it hadnt been a total cock up by Rio then you wouldnt have gotten your third goal, and would you have moaned if extra time had been played then?
niteworlok
lol... having read the comments you've made on here worlock it's obvious you are. As for Given... any keeper could save shots directly at them.
MCFC_Goatboy
Back to the football. For me, Richards and Ireland were both poor today for various reasons. When the rags upped it we needed to change things and Zabaleta should have been an option to break it up. Zaba and Vinny Kompany both knocking on the door for starts. Tev wasn't fit but worked tremendously hard for a mercenary. Be good to take them on again next Spring with a full strength team. This City side will win and win well more often than not this season. We're not done yet. We've only just started.
Johnny Baguette
niteworlock..... of course we wouldn't moan. Your missing the entire point. If the 'extra' injury time has no affect on the result then nobody moans. If one side wins as a direct result of the ref not stopping the game on time then people are obviously going to moan. The fact is that if the ref had of stopped the game on time it would of been a draw.... he carried on despite City protests to 4th official and you win.... what is there not to moan about?
MCFC_Goatboy
lol Goatboy you dont know me so cant say whether I am anti City or not - I, however, do know me and can say that I am NOT anti Citeh
niteworlok
We will be champions..... we were magnificent and if we had bought the ref... we would take a point, possibly more.
Blue Arab
The cheating ref was Martin Atkinson not Alan Wiley by the way. don't suppose anyone knows his address cos I am going to have Him shot!!!
mcitytilidie
The ref was *****kinson yes, but Wiley was the fourth official laughing with Bacon Face.
Johnny Baguette
worlock - I can only judge you on what you've wrote here and the majority is anti-city. You can say you're not but I'm judging you on what you say.
MCFC_Goatboy
worlock - I can only judge you on what you've wrote here and the majority is anti-city. You can say you're not but I'm judging you on what you say.
MCFC_Goatboy
Official timings: Final whistle was blown by the referee at: 90:00+6:58 / The English Patient scored at 90:00+5:28
Johnny Baguette
Well - read what Ive written - Im a fan of FOOTBALL and if City play good football then I appreciate it. Point is you City fans are obviously bitter due to injury time winner from Owen - but it was won fair and square
niteworlok
True... I will have em both shot!
mcitytilidie
'it was won fair and square' no it wasnt, 6 minutes in 4 minutes of added time is hardly fair and square. If it was 4th min goal- fair play.
eighthsin
'In your face Tavez, Hughes, Toure, Adebayor - there is only true team in Manchester'..... 'City think they can buy the title?'... 'hope Hughes sticks two fingers up at the City fans when he leaves after being sacked lolol'...... 'Why isn't Adebayor banned for longer... should be strung up the big lanky plonker'..... there's only one team in manchester'...... 'we aint title pretender wannabies'..... .................................. All quotes from you... not anti-City eh? I'd hate to read what you wrote if you actually were then lol.
MCFC_Goatboy
Any more excuses City? Whats the next excuse other than the ref not blowing his whistle and the fourth official ignoring Mark Hughes repetitive moans. Look at it this way you got beat by the champions at home, you never got cheated you just gave it what you got and quiet frankly it just wasn't enough.
One United 92
It was good enough mate though for a standard length match.... unfortunately that wasn't what was played today.... we got some magical 'fergie' time added on at the end.
MCFC_Goatboy
In defense of niteworlok you City fans have been going on every other teams site insulting them, their ability and your own over-inflated ego has lead to your massive downfall and now its everyone elses turn to get one back on ya!
One United 92
lol it wasnt aimed at City but individuals - especially those who have made comments agasint MY TEAM in the past few weeks... My passion foe Utd comes out in those comments - but it still doesnt make me anti city lolol Ive only just found this site so bear with me lol
niteworlok
thanks one utd 92,but i think you should be asking 'why dont we have a decent sub keeper,why did we throw away the lead 3 times against a city side that was apparently missing their star player' you may have won and a wins a win but you know that it was lucky and utd still have serious problems.
mcfcirish
The hacks are choosing to go after a Bellamy post game fans altercation as opposed to Garrido being hit by a missile. Funny Old Trafford thing.
Johnny Baguette
Bad defending - bad keeping and some very lucky shots from City - only shot thats wasnt lucky but fantastic was Bellemys first goal
niteworlok
Wel truthfully all i ask is why did Foster make a one-off mistake and what caused and experienced talented Rio Ferdinand also make a one-off stupid mistake lol. The only real issue exposed in this game is that City can't accept a loss and that your defense despite the millions spent on your defense they're still making amateur mistakes.
One United 92
lol one untied..... you spent more on your defence than we have on ours and you've just gone about their amateurish mistakes.
MCFC_Goatboy
NO excuses one united dim wit ?............. it might have been a defeat,but to come from behind 3 times at the swamp and get beat with a 6th minute injury time goal, when 4 shown, is to me, and any true football supporter a complete travisty of justice. On this performance i have nothing but pride and am now more sure than ever that the future is BLUE. and you know it LOL
belfastblue
We got the 3 points - CIty didnt - simple as - yes I would have been unhappy if City had taken the lead in extra time - but to be fair if Rio handt cocked it all up then would you lot have still been moaning, cos you wouldnt have scored again other than a freakish mistake from someone who should have known better
niteworlok
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Gooner_Vin
belfastblue you're an idiot its a mimimum of 4 minutes. And no i really dont know it, how you look into my mind is beyond me. You can't buy quality and we dragged you back down to the real world today despite a few defensive lapses. And Goatboy Vidic 7 mil, Feridnand 30 mil, Neville (youth), Evra 5.5 mil, O'shea (youth), Brown (youth), Evans (youth) total = 42.5 mil now lets take a look at city. Toure 16 mil, Lescott 24 mil, Bridge 14 mil, Richards (youth) so in just naming a few the total comes to 54 mil so the difference is 11.5 mil still excluding a few man u youth and man city first team. So clearly we haven't spent more on our defense than you. Check the current facts before you try making an easy argument.
One United 92
Man city should take alot from that game, whilst Man Utd should count themselves very lucky, as usual.
ChrisHandy
Don't forget that Camel Gob was bought from Lids in 2002 for £30 million. A fee that the rest of the league could not even begin to compete with. What's that worth now then, £80 million in the new money? Christ I hope Crapello doesn't take him to South Africa. Lumbering garbage.
Johnny Baguette
City gave United a game today... Screwed by the referee because time was up but kudos to United and Well done, next time we’ll have you!!!
mcfcthriller
Johnny if you had acutally read what i had written you would clearly see I included Ferdinand. Your opinions of him are your own, no matter how naive and narrowminded they are.
One United 92
Well if you add at least 2 million to each price tag like you have and ignore the 5.2 million on your two brazilians then yes we did lol. Toure 14... Lescott 21... Bridge 10.... now add on the 5 odd million for your brazilians and the free Silvinho and 2 million Garrido for us and you've spent more.
MCFC_Goatboy
theres no shame in losing to the odd goal in 7 at the swamp, theres even less shame in being cheated out of a well earned point as we were, let the top4 fans gloat it shows how scared they are that they almost celebrate a city defeat as much as there own team winning RATHER PATHETIC, we will dust ourselfs off and the injustice of it all will make us even more stronger, see you at eastlands manure and dont forget your bus to park on the line!
mark.mcfc.wedged
One united, yes you included Turdinand but only in same contect as Vidic who has signed years later.
Johnny Baguette
lol - seems us Utd fans have rattled your cages in here
niteworlok
What a ******** shambles. This is a disgusting performance from the refs. Be honest here, tampons: not a fair win. If City get a gift we would be the first to admit, yeah, that was a ******** gift. Did we totally ***** all over Warnock after his comments in the cup match? No we didn't. Because he admitted there were calls against us that were bull***** as well. But United have been living in a goddam ******** fantasy land for two ******** decades where they get every call and referees admittedly won't give close penalty calls in the swamp (see Graham Poll for this, he says this openly) and sir ass baconface gets to rip refs as much as he wants without criticism and the fa turn their head. This is trash, this is a disgrace to the game, and if you think this was ******** fair you don't know *****. ***** the rags and ***** all these fake ass gooner/united fans. If you stay in the top four like this, what does it mean? It means you have won a competition with the legitimacy of professional wrestling (oh I shouldn't have said that, as I bet these rag-gooners weren't told that WWE is not real).
americancitynut
We OBVIOUSLY have rattled your cage
niteworlok
really 'one utd' because it seems to me liek you lot are awfully relieved to have scraped past a city side that was missing its 'star player' according to the pro utd press. and as for defending mistakes,you may get away with it against 'little city' but vs a team like chelsea then you will be punished. and i hope the fa throw the book at utd for that fan throwing something at garrido and the fan who confronted bellamy. but what are the chances of that?
mcfcirish
Well on the evidence today, Citeh were SHYYYITE! We made you look like Stoke in the second half and you be very grateful for Rio and Foster's lapses in concentration. You should erect a statue of Shay Given somewhere around your dump coz it could've been a cricket score! How anyone can say a draw would've been a FAIR result is beyond me! It boggles the mind even! There was only one team playing to win in the second half! All you can talk about is the last minute goal and I don't blame you for that because frankly what else can you talk about from the game. You were sh(1)te! Any neutral will tell you we deserved to win that much and justice has prevailed! It would have been a real tragedy to have lost points to a team only reliant on opposition mistakes and counterattacks to score. That was all you did against Arsenal. Arsenal were very much the better team but indivdual mistakes made the score look like you were the better team. You weren't and Arsenal were very harshly done by when Ade shouldn't even have been on the pitch to score that third goal! Every single game you've played this season, you've been outshot and in most cases outplayed but have found the individual quality to win those matches. Not so today, sorry. We'll see you at your dump and trust me we won't award you two goals next time.
ForeverUnited
One united, you say we didn't deserve to win the game, fair enough, but we deserved a point after battling back after concedeing 3 times. This showed great character from a fast improving city side. Its a shame the game ended with a goal far outside the allotted time, but sadly this is to be expected at Old Trafford. I was talking to a couple of Utd fans after the game and though they were over joyed with the result they were quite frankly embarrased by the manner of it. These lads are intelligent football fans and can admit when there has been an injustice.
Bluedub
Warlock: if you call winning by cheating "rattling your cage" then yes, yes you have.
americancitynut
Bluedub - You never battled back, we let you back in! We did all your work for you!
ForeverUnited
ForeverUnited, pots and kettles my friend. Arsenal played Utd off the park and only for Almoonhead gettimg a rush of blood to the head the outcome could have been a lot different. Admittedly Utd had the better second half by far, with City edging the first and unlucky not to go in a goal up after a disastrous start. As for a cricket score, the saves Shay made were all hit straight at him with the exception of one of Berbatovs headers. If you do believe City are sh##te you are clearly delluded.
Bluedub
the missile thrown at garrido......i bet it was a banana
SpudsRus
the only people ive seen rattled today were fergie and the manure fans that was until the 96th minute ofcourse!
mark.mcfc.wedged
Bluedub - I'm not saying you are shyyite but from the evidence today yes you played like a cr@p team. If life were to be fair, we would've been out of sight after 70 mins. Not sure what all the moaning is about. You got what your play deserved and that is a loss!
ForeverUnited
The arrogance that engulfs everything around Manchester united is stunning. They've scraped home 4-3 with the aid of another Stretford terrified ref and apparantly annhialated an under strength City side! lfmao!
Johnny Baguette
We had the better first half you had the better second. If it had of finished on time it would be a draw.
MCFC_Goatboy
Don't even blame those Salford t-w-a-t-s!! We'd have done the same, It's the ref i'd like to bump into...............
RobsonGreensleeves
You had a better first half because you hit the woodwork? Both teams were poor first half and we just showed you why we'll always be the better team even without Ronaldo and Tevez in the 2nd half. JB - We only scraped because we were generous enuff to give you two very poor goals.
ForeverUnited
FFS, FU. Richards was out of position relentlessly and allowed crosses in for your goals as well as allowing The English Patient a free run at goal! We couldn't have given away softer goals!
Johnny Baguette
YAWN its the same old crap from the out of town fans, i think we will see a big fall out over the next few days, cant blame manure for scoring after 96 mins thats life, but the ref and the 4th official should be held accountable!, also the thug that confronted bellemy should be banned for life but i feel it will be bellemy getting the ban! and the same should happen to the coin thrower,
mark.mcfc.wedged
JB - This is a joke right? How can you even compare the goals we gave away to yours? You conceded your goals during open play and set-pieces. Can you say the same about the ones we conceded??
ForeverUnited
Forever United the goals City conceded today were soft too. Success in a football match is down to taking your oppurtunities when they present themselves which City did today and last week for that matter. Utd had more possesion yes, but City were more clinical. The result is all that matters here and our grievance as City fans is that the result was determined by a goal scored long after the final whistle should have gone. It was an injustice end of story
Bluedub
Bluedub - My point also is, the better team won on the day end of story. If you had won the same way, you'd all be going mad with excitement!
ForeverUnited
FU, the favoured team won on the day. end of story.
johnny come lately
jcl - Of course the favoured team won. We were dubbed as favourites by every pundit so yea you're right.
ForeverUnited
Forever United I didn,t say the better team won, I said Utd had more possession City were more clinical, i know what i'd prefer. We would be going mad with excitement but personally i would be big enough to accept we were gifted it by poor officiating.
Bluedub
manure fans are a joke, they think beating us in there own backyard is the win of the century, (ofcourse they dont care about us thou do they?) HYPOCRITES with another lucky win just like v the arse , ,,,,,,,,, your gunna sell all your players and buy more owens on a free! now its time to pay your debt and its got you in a sweat and manure wont exist ANYMORE!,,,,,,,,,
mark.mcfc.wedged
how can u say that this was injustice Bluedub, we absolutely outplayed u in the second half, poor officiating, yeah right, bellamy shoulda been sent off for two reckless challenges on Anderson but u fail to bring that up. JCL, u bitter blue face it bellamys goal celebration and the carrick substituion equated for the extra time of the MINIMUM* and i highlight MINIMUM of 4mins for all u Citeh fans!
isaacb25
Bluedub - No I am saying the better team won. We had more possession, created far more chances and had like 13 corners to your 1 or 2.
ForeverUnited
Whose that ***** from Argentina? Whose that money grabbing whore? Carlos tevez is his name And he aint got a brain and he wont be winning trophies anymore!!!!!!!! UNLUCKY CITEH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA UNITED UNITED
isaacb25
ive said it before and ill say it again, form is tempory class is permament, and class showed on the pitch today, youve spent 200 million pounds, and the best you can come up with is : the ref robbed us : get a life you bunch of losers stop blaming the refs, the F.A ,the linesman, the stewards, the hot dog sellers, and anyone else who happened to be within 200 miles of eastlands
cornish gooner
It's amazing how frothing United fans can overlook blatent corruption in the game as it favours them. Though it would never happen to us, if the referees favoured us in such a way as they did the rags today, I would not be happy - I'd feel hollow and empty, like our win wasn't justified. Since most rags are glory hunters with no attachment to the club, moreso the club's achievements, they don't understand such concepts.
StuMCFC
Gooner: 4-2, that is all. We outplayed you without the need for 7 minutes of stoppage time, we gave you a consolation near the end by switching off but the match was sewn up by then. Take your bitterness at being trounced elsewhere, and also it's rich coming from an Arsenal fan - I've heard Arsenal fans blame the pitch temperature for their losses!
StuMCFC
StuMCFC i refer you to my last !!!!!!!!!
cornish gooner
u cheated against Arsenal StuMCFC, adebayour not once but twice kicking and stamping on RVP and Fabregas, ur just lucky Almunia scored the own goal for u
isaacb25
FU, favoured and favourite, chalk and cheese. that confirms you're a utd fan. tuff luck mate, learn to live with it ;)
johnny come lately
almunia in wengers words is the best keeper in the league so there we go,deluded.
mcfcirish
wenger's words? nuff said!
johnny come lately
sorry citEh's bucks couldnt provide victory against man utd's ref (i think i saw a man utd crest tattooed to his skin),that said this is the end of the fairy tale.down you go from this point.if u've got millions to spend on players ask peter kenyon how to do it.money can buy u tevez and friends. a nice bill board with a horrendously scarred face on it but not the ref....nor 3 points
blueogre
lol We beat you - get over it........
niteworlok
You won - get over it........
MCFC_Goatboy
you have no social life niteworlok.wouldnt put a bet on you having many friends either,too short odds. having to come on to another clubs site to feel like your somebody.
mcfcirish
All you had to do was defend for a measley 2 minutes after Bellamy equalised and you couldn't do it - despite all your big spending. United should have won this game 7-2.
Will-i-am10
This is undeniably the beginning of the end for Fergie time at the swamp. The press, pundits, fans (even the manure fans who've been texting me to apologise for the blatant corruption of the officials) all saw what happened today. This is the final nail in the coffin folks. This was in the words of the media, the biggest derby for years. The world was watching, and the world will now be scratching their heads wondering how that 4 minutes of extra time morphed into 7. The lie that is manure has been exposed to public scrutiny in a way that has never happened before, and as our owners carry serious financial clout, I suspect they will not appreciate the extraordinarily corrupt way in which our team were deprived of a share of the spoils today. In short, they will not take kindly to being robbed in public and I suspect that they will take steps to ensure that events such as this never happen again. Enjoy your pyrrhyic victory rags, this was the high water mark for big 4 favouritism.
fifthcolumnblue
Oh, on another point, I'm so happy that Manchester City have done their bit for diplomacy and inter club relations. Although the love in between the arse and manure fans is quite sickening to behold, it is rather fitting that these most arrogant and hyppocritical fans, like two syphyllitic lovers, should finally land in each other's arms.
fifthcolumnblue
ars'nal ass holes get lost ,we lost we can take it and we can handle it no need of your advices get lost
neverstops
i can understand why united lost to barca,with this kind of defence you cannot win anything only Ladyboy saved them with free kicks,he is no more and english patient and real madrid reject done it yesterday but he'll have appointments soon for long term rest.and moreover he wont do it frequently he is not better than bent in capello's pecking order so try to live it. don't have title dreams with berbaflop,senior citizens giggs and scholes..You need refree's help to beat city what about chelski ,fatass go,laugh,hug and ***** the refree's soon..
neverstops
The word along Warwick Road yesterday was 4-3 in your new Cup Final rags.
Johnny Baguette
defence was a joke.2 words-Richard Dunne.nuff said.
mrdizzle
Mr Arsenal - City 4 Arsenal 2 enough said.
Kevinho
 

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