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United 4-3 City: What a game!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


The Manchester derby, one of the most anticipated games of the year, brought us one of the most exciting matches so far this season. With United losing key players and City gaining many, it was set to be the closest Manchester derby in years, and it didn't disappoint.

Carlos Teves made his first return to Old Trafford since his departure during the summer, and with the absence of Adebayor he looked set to start. However, City couldn't have wished for a start when Wayne Rooney slotted home after two minutes. City looked nervy but were level after Teves set up Gareth Barry to pass the ball into an empty goal.

United started the second half like they did the first, Darren Fletcher got on the end of a Ryan Giggs cross to give United the lead. City were adamant not to give up and were level inside three minutes when Craig Bellamy fired home after cutting inside. United took the lead for a third time threw another Darren Fletcher goal, but City replied for the third time, again through Craig Bellamy.

As if this wasn't enough drama, United took the lead for a fourth and final time, in the 96th minute through Michael Owen. The referee initially added four minutes added time, so you can imagine this goal left City players, supporters and in particular Mark Hughes angry and devastated.

In the other games, Chelsea maintained their winning start with a comfortable win over Spurs, while Everton and Wolves both got wins.

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