The much-hyped Manchester derby between City and United has ended in a dull 0-0 draw.
Neither side could really break the shackles at the City of Manchester Stadium as bragging rights maintain up for grabs in the North West.
City managed to go four points clear of fifth-placed Newcastle who lost at home to Blackburn.
Manchester City: 0 Macnhester United: 0
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester Crowd: 47,210 Referee: Chris Foy Yellow cards:MC - nil MC - Paul Scholes 43', Wes Brown 72'
Man City Joe Hart (gk), Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Pablo Zabaleta, Jerome Boateng (Kolarov 81'), Nigel de Jong, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Carlos Tevez (Adebayor 90'), James Milner (Johnson 73')
Man Utd Edin van der Sar (gk), Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra (O'Shea 69'), Rafael (Brown 49'), Paul Scholes, Dareren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Park Ji-sung, Dimitar Berbatov (Hernandez 78'), Nani