Manchester derby ends in dull draw
Bragging rights in Manchester are still up for grabs after a disappointing scoreless draw between City and United at the City of Manchester Stadium. Manchester City and Manchester United cancelled each other out as the post match comments and build-up proved more entertaining than the actual ninety minutes.
Neither keeper was particularly troubled and considering both outfits are in the top four the quality of football was not up to par.
City's best effort came before the break when Carlos Tevez saw his 25-yard free-kick saved by Edwin van der Sar.
For the visitor's Dimitar Berbatov volleyed acrobatically at Joe Hart, but both sides seemed happy to settle for a point.
Referee: Chris Foy
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium Attendance: 47,679
Man City scorers: Man Utd scorers:
MAN CITY 25 Hart 04 Kompany 05 Zabaleta 17 Boateng (Kolarov 80) 28 Kolo Toure 07 Milner (A Johnson 73) 18 Barry 21 Silva 34 De Jong 42 Yaya Toure 32 Tevez (Adebayor 90+4)
Substitutes 01 Given, 02 Richards, 13 Kolarov, 19 Lescott, 11 A Johnson, 24 Vieira, 09 Adebayor
MAN UTD 01 Van der Sar 03 Evra (O'Shea 68) 05 Ferdinand 15 Vidic 21 Rafael Da Silva (Brown (49yellow card) 13 Park Ji-Sung 16 Carrick 17 Nani 18 Scholes (yellow card) 24 Fletcher 09 Berbatov (Hernandez 78)
Substitutes 40 Amos, 06 Brown, 12 Smalling, 22 O'Shea, 28 Gibson, 14 Hernandez, 26 Obertan