Most memorable Manchester derbies
Manchester United and Manchester City face each other on Sunday afternoon, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side desperate to do the double over Pep Guardiola’s men in their bid for Champions League qualification. The two sides always tend to produce drama, so, ahead of the clash at Old Trafford, we’ve taken a look back at some of the most memorable games between the two rivals…
Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City (October 2011)
Starting off with a corker, Manchester City won 6-1 at Old Trafford back in 2011. It was also memorable due to Mario Balotelli scoring and revealing his, now, famous “Why always me?” T-Shirt.
Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City (April 2001)
Although there was little to remember in terms of goals, the game will always be looked back at for Roy Keane ending Alf-Inge Haaland playing career with an awful tackle.
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United (April 2018)
Manchester City had the chance to win the Premier League title against Manchester United last year, but Jose Mourinho’s side came from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 – with Paul Pogba scoring twice.
Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City (April 2015)
Despite Sergio Aguero putting City 1-0 up in this fixture, goals from Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Ashley Young secured a handsome victory for the Red Devils.
Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City (February 2008)
On the 50th anniversary of the Munich plane disaster, Manchester City and Manchester United paid tribute before the former won 2-1 thanks to goals from Darius Vassell and Benjani.
Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United (November 2002)
Manchester City’s final game at Maine Road before moving to the Etihad. They signed off in style as they defeated their arch-rivals in stunning fashion.
Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United (September 2013)
David Moyes’ first derby as Manchester United manager ended in misery as Manchester City won 4-1 at the Etihad.
Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City (February 2011)
Perhaps the most memorable derby goal ever? Wayne Rooney scored a sensational overhead kick to win the game for United – a goal which eventually won the goal of the season award.
Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City (September 2009)
In terms of drama, they do not get much better than this! Manchester United were 3-2 up going into added time, with Craig Bellamy then levelling the scores in the 90th minute. Micheal Owen then popped up in the 96th minute to dramatically secure all three points for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United (April 2012)
Manchester City moved one step closer to their first ever Premier League title as captain Vincent Kompany scored the only goal of the game – a thumping header from a corner – to win the match.
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United (December 2012)
Manchester United went six points clear at the top of the table with a crucial win at the Etihad in 2012. Dutch forward Robin Van Persie scored a free-kick in stoppage time to win the game for United, curling into the far corner from an acute angle.
Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City (March 2014)
Edin Dzeko scored twice and Yaya Toure finished off the scoring as Manchester City ran out rampant winners at Old Trafford back in 2014.
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United (January 2012)
Manchester United knocked Manchester City out of the FA Cup in the third round of the competition in January 2012. Vincent Kompany was sent off early on for City, before two goals from Wayne Rooney either side of a Danny Welbeck strike sent United through.
Manchester United 3-2 Manchester City (August 2011)
Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win the Community Shield in 2011 against Manchester City. Nani scored twice, including a 94th-minute winner for Sir Alex’s team.
Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United (November 2018)
The sublime third Manchester City goal is what makes City’s 3-1 win over United in 2018 so memorable. Ilkay Gundogan finished off a 44-pass move to seal the win – a true display of the Pep Guardiola style of play.
Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City (April 2019)
City couldn’t afford to slip up at the end of last season in their incredible title race with Liverpool and faced a tricky trip to Old Trafford. Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane netted after half-time and the win was crucial as Pep Guardiola’s side defended their crown.
Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United (December 2019)
United shocked the Etihad with another win away in the last league encounter between the two sides last December. A clinical counter-attacking first-half display from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side proved to be enough in a feisty affair.