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Manchester City 2 - Manchester United 3

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Wembley Stadium


Attendance: 77,169

Referee: Phil Dowd

Manchester City
2 - 3
Manchester United
Lescott (38), Dzeko (45)
Smalling (52), Nani (58, 90)
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 77,169
The Teams
Joe Hart
David De Gea
Micah Richards
Chris Smalling
Vincent Kompany
Rio Ferdinand
Joleon Lescott
Nemanja Vidic
Aleksandar Kolarov
Patrice Evra
Nigel De Jong
Luis Nani
Yaya Toure
Michael Carrick
David Silva
Oliveira Anderson
James Milner
Ashley Young
Mario Balotelli
Wayne Rooney
Edin Dzeko
Danny Welbeck
Stuart Taylor
Anders Lindegaard
Phil Jones
Adam Johnson
Dimitar Berbatov
Stefan Savic
Ji-Sung Park
Sergio Aguero
Rafael Da Silva
Gareth Barry
Jonathan Evans
Gael Clichy
Tom Cleverley
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Johnny On The Spot: This was an immensely disappointing City performance at the end of a more than promising pre-season. The Blues were terribly slow out of the blocks at the start of each half and afforded United's players criminal free space...City sat back far too deep all too often and ultimately paid the price for failing to establish any consistent high tempo to their play. We would get murdered in the Champions League employing that pisspoor work rate...The rags operated in stark contrast to that fact but in truth should have and could have been on the receiving end of a drubbing at 2 down with both senior centre halves off the park. City gifted this win to United and the rags know it...I don't wish to single out individually glaring poor performances. Those players will know who they are. Instead I'd prefer to take the positives from what I sincerely hope will be a huge wake up call. So take a bow Edin Dzeko for carrying the attack single handedly all game and Gareth Barry for striving to stamp authority on City's AWOL midfield. We must learn from this.

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Date:Sunday August 7 2011

Time: 4:47PM

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Forget the stats, City was thoroughly beaten.. Second half was unbelievable, United fielding a side consisten of mainly youngsters were able to outplay City for 45 minutes, you got a long way to go until you start dreaming about a title. Yes it was a friendly, you must be relieved by that, however your team badly needs Tevez..
man u deserved the win
Clichy looking good as ever
2-0 up and yet we still lost. Bloody annoyed!!
Had trouble finishing my pint. No way salford should have put 3 past us in the second half. But it will make us stronger.
The scoreline flatters your performance you were dominated from start till finish.
Make you stronger?What do your players do during training?That was a *****ed up performances,it will not make you stronger it only exposed your coach and your team.That was a second string squad from united for Christ's sake!Damn!!
We had no tactics really, just soak it up and hoof it clear. Unfortunately, we were incapable of soaking it up. I'm really disappointed by the performance of Balotelli and Yaya. Not like we were the ones trying to bed in new players. We just couldn't deal with Utd's attacking threat.
Cant wait for Filthcolumn to post his normally so insightfull comments. As predicted United outplayed City with a youth team, Ctiy looked nothing like top 5 material, They were abysmal. Granted it was a friendly, and Kun was kept on the bench, I am sure he will provide a much more potent threat that Dzeko, whom will be flogged in January. Again Chelsea lost 3-1 last and went on a winning streak in the PL.
Stop with the over reactions ffs! U*d were the better side they deserved their win, they were sharper and hungrier. The fact City were 2 up at ht should really worry U*d, especially that howler from De Gea. The one goal margin at the end was a fair reflection on the game. Hopefully City turn up when the real business starts next weekend.
Second string??? 60m of new players? Are you havin a laugh? Oh wait...sorry, my bad. Bebe, Obertan, Diouf, Owen and Gibson are being rested for West Brom on Sunday... YOU ******** RETARD.
It was a poor, lethargic performance and we didn't deserve to win. But you know we're big news by how they celebrated the "mickey mouse trophy" at the end like they'd just won the Champions League. This does nothing to wash away the joy of us doing them in the FA Cup semi when it really mattered, when our players were all fully fit and ready as they will be within the next few weeks for a big season. However, it was abundantly clear that Mancini is fully justified in his request we sign one (if not two) creative midfielders. De Jong/Yaya/Barry/Milner are not creative midfielders and the three promising ones (Suarez/Roman/Assulin) are probably not ready yet. Nasri please and maybe another.
Bloody muppet the captain of the 2nd half team was Rafael!And it was in the 2nd half they scored all their,what are you getting at?Evra was withdrawn,Vidic was withdrawn and Ferdinand was withdrawn and all before they started scoring!ManCity couldn't even string 5 passes together at once!If this is the kind of 'football' you intend to play this season,escpecially in the CL I'm going to have alot of fun watching your matches.
Nordkap - from the side U*d started with what changes would be made to make you full strength? Probably Hernandez for Wellbeck, that aside that was more or less U*d's first XI, so please stop talking *****.
alex6 you are a prized gimp. Keep suckin it. Idiot
The amount of Stretfords who declared this game meaningless all week sound a bit different now. LMAO! The celebrations at the end mirrored the outpouring of relief at the League Cup semi. Yet, the rags deserved to win today. Their up tempo efforts were in stark contrast to City's laboured going through the motions.
Johnny Baguette
@rojo2010 that was quite a retort,didn't expect anything more from you.I was sincerely looking forward to City thrashing United and although I slept off during the first 15mins,I celebrated the 2 goals.Only for United to unleash the terror squad of benchers and you crumbled.Nonsense.
I see this game has become important now you've won.
Bluedub, in the first half United was the better team, still without Chicarito and Fletcher. However the in the second half you were completely outplayed with a side consisting of youngsters, our defence was second string, Cleverly and Jones are not first team players, so yes City was outplayed by youngsters, get over it, it was a friendly.
Rafael came on with 19 minutes to play. Phil Jones has been a regular for Blackburn last season, Smalling a more than capable replacement for Camel Gob last season. The only players that would ordinarily have played that game today were The Little ***** and The Ginger Thug. Likewise City were missing our most influential player of last season, Tevez. So it all evens itself out ya dope.
United played with higher tempo, with quick short passes and seemed to play better when many first team members were subbed - showng good strength in depth. City are a good side, they have to be with all the 'investment,' but are still a painful side to watch except Silva who is a treasure.
rojo2010, United would not have subbed Ferdi, Vidic and Evra and left Jones in the midfield with Cleverly, it was what it was a glorified friendly, in which City was beaten by the future of United. However if you hold onto Tevez, I am sure that he and Kun will be lethal.
Yes quite the retort to quite the retarded post. I have a huge dislike for footballing ignorance so go and post your drivel on other sites. Think it's fair to say that most, if not all, Vital members have put our hands up and agreed that the best team won today yet you still felt the need to come on here and spout uneducated crap about a team you don't even support??? Get a life.
rojo, to be fair they need to post on here. Have you seen the state of Vital Yernitid.
Great performance from utd, deserved their win easily.
Nordkap- like I said U*d were the hungrier side, they looked a lot sharper. Completely outplayed is an overreaction of epic proportions. City were ******** awful on the day but aside from what you scored Hart had little else to do, if City were outplayed surely their keeper would have been busier, no?
Bluedub, granted outplayed is maybe an exaggaration, United was though by far a better team. Anyways, this was a friendly nothing more, I am just happy that our youngsters looked real sharp. City though have other issues to address.
United looked ahead of us in terms of fitness and sharpness and that cannot be downplayed nor dismissed as an excuse, when fitness is so very important in football and even a 5% difference in fitness levels between sides can make a huge difference. In the Cup semi our midfield was a lot fitter and sharper, De Jong and Yaya both were sluggish and not 100% today and that is pretty much what caused us to be dominated so much. United fans can celebrate like they've won the Champions League if they please but City fans should not despair as it was obvious that typical pre-season problems, not genuine differences of quality, were the cause of today's poor performance by us.
"Cant wait for Filthcolumn to post his normally so insightfull comments" Are you my new internet stalker nerdy? LOL
Just a huge fan of your mature insightfull comments thats all.
No, just a typical rag (I notice you were the first to comment on this article) who needs someone to belittle - and inconveniently, City are no longer such an easy target. Keep hugging yourself, because all your win today does is reinforce how utterly paranoid all rags are about the rise of City, and how much it freaks you out to have the former target of your bullying turn the tables on you. Enjoy your cup-final win big boy, I bet there'll be street parties throughout Norway tonight.
Bleeding hell - just been over to Vital rag, and there isn't a single comment on the article "Un***D win in dramatic style". Far too busy trying to lord it over us. I guess it's the personality defect common to all rags (particularly the foreigners who only have contact with "Their team" via internet and television. Want me to start the debate off, or are you not finished obsessing with us yet?
P.Avfc there. Solid and predictable. The Stuart Pearce of Vital Football.
The passive aggressive attitude is puzzling, they seem happier because WE lost than because THEY won. A strange fan culture I never saw some time back. Probably, as you say, they live their United fandom online rather than in person.
Robsongreensleeves...Just saying it how it is :)
This second half youngsters drivel. The stretfords and associated media dominated trouserslimers are trumpeting that their side averaged 22 years old in the second half. The average age across the 14 players used by City was 23.5 years old. The useless old *****s eh?
Johnny Baguette
P.Avfc. The heady whiff of sniping is in the air.........

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