Manchester United ran in four goals to defeat their cross town rivals Manchester City 4-2 in their English Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday. The visitors came straight out of the gates all guns blazing and put their neighbours under some early pressure. That pressure was rewarded in the eighth minute when Sergio Aguero tapped one in from close range.
However their lead only lasted about six minutes as Ashley Young found the luck of the bounce in the area and guided his shot into Joe Hart’s net to get this Manchester Derby back on level terms. They went on to double their tally and take the lead when a towering Marouane Fellaini neatly nodded one into City’s goal before the half-time break. After the break both teams exchanged attacking chances but it was just after the hour mark when the home side stretched ahead, further extending their lead, when an in-form Juan Mata found himself in a one-on-one situation with Hart and fired his shot straight through the English international’s legs to make it 3-1.
Things got even worse for the Citizens in the 73rd minute when Chris Smalling got behind their defensive line to make it 4-1. United bossed the possession and played the game at their own pace. They were however dealt a blow when Michael Carrick had to leave the pitch injured and they were left to see out the final minutes with ten men having used up all their substitutes.
With the extra man there was a consolation goal for the visitors when Aguero scored his 100th Man City goal with two minutes to go. Despite that late strike for the men from the Blue side it was the Reds of Manchester who came out the happier with a 4-2 victory.